Simplification

By Reed Rinderknecht
8/21/2014 | 10:00 AM

I love the stock market.  I also love biking, running, triathlons, coaching my kids, snow and water skiing, traveling, hanging out with my friends, and coffee.  Four years ago, I had a conversation with a client who was fully convinced the sky was falling and another HUGE correction was imminent!  So, he pulled out of his very-balanced portfolio and put almost 100% of his money in bonds and cash.

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The Big House

By Ross Polking
8/20/2014 | 12:10 PM

Try this data on for size.  According to the Census Bureau, the average square footage of newly-constructed, single-family homes in the U.S. increased by 56.5% from 1,660 square feet in 1973 to 2,598 square feet in 2013. Over the same period, however, the average number of people per household fell from 3.01 to 2.54.

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Wi-Fi to Re-Fi

By Andrew Farmer
8/15/2014 | 4:25 PM


Pretty much everywhere we go now, we have access to free WiFi.  We have it in malls, grocery stores, hotels, place of employment, doctor’s offices, even our cars can be rolling hot spots.  With my mind on my money and my money on my mind, I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if I could ReFi my mortgage for free! 

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Anxiously Awaiting the Next Correction

By Ed Green
8/8/2014 | 9:00 AM


July 31, 2014 – the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 317 points as nervous “investors” warily contemplate disappointing employment numbers, rising tensions in the Ukraine and in the Middle East, an Ebola outbreak in Africa and, well, probably countless other worrisome economic or geo-political issues.  Media reports shout the news that this one-day drop wipes out the Dow’s gains for the entire year.

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Raise Up a Child ( or Grandchild)

By Seth Comfort
8/6/2014 | 3:44 PM

Are you talking to your children or grandchildren about saving and spending habits? According to a recent study done by TIAA-CREF, chances are you’re not talking to them as much as you could be.

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