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Karl and the rest of the hiking crew on Mt. Rainier
Read this Periscope for the sequel to my musings from the trail, while I was summiting the highest mountain in the state of Washington a few weeks ago. Relationships Are Awesome On this ten day mountaineering journey, climbing Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, our seven civilians and three guides became fast friends. We came from...
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couple smiling over finances
Read this Periscope to learn more about one interesting benefit of having a financial planner that you might not have thought of before: mental health. Also, scroll down to link to thoughts about inflation, the economy and the death of the 60/40 portfolio. For many people, money is a source of stress and anxiety. This...
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cryptocurrency blog post
  Read this post for insights about cryptocurrency investors and real-life financial planning. Also, check the website for a video about inflation and interest rates! Financial planning involves more than investment management As a general rule, you want to align your investments so you can achieve your financial plans. Conversely, you do not want to...
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Budgeting and inflation
  Read this post for more information about inflation and the US dollar. Inflation defies tradition A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal summarizes a unique historical aberration: Years ago, high U.S. inflation meant a weak dollar. So far, it is different this time, and many on Wall Street are betting it will stay...
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china faces challenges
  Read this post for a brief overview of some of the challenges faced by America’s biggest economic rival, and the world’s second largest economy. China wants to be the biggest and best China has ambitious goals and the country’s recent success has increased the chances that it will achieve them. One of the goals...
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global investment outlook
  China, a story about when I grew up… Read this Periscope for insights into the world’s second largest economy and how it is influencing the culture and behavior of the world at large. When I grew up in Singapore… So begins our conversation with Louis Lau, one of our investment managers who specializes in...
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is china on the rise?
  China is going its own way As I discussed at the beginning of this year, China is going its own way. With the world’s second largest economy and the fastest growth rate of any large country, they are flexing economic strength. Read more: Our 2022 Outlook is Cautiously Optimistic Watch the video from January:...
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salary increase
Read this post for 8 good ideas and 3 bad ideas for what to do with a bonus, or other influx of money. Recently, I published an article for the CFP Board of Standards. I thought I would add some color to the article for our clients. The question was, what should you do with...
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wheel of investor emotion
  In our recent lunch and learn Zoominar, Bob Schmidt gave us some tips for how to become better investors. Here, I skip ahead to one of his best, most practical ideas.   Click Here to Use the Wheel of Investor Emotion   Watch Video on A Phenomenal Portfolio   He will walk through an...
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investing smart
  Check out this post for an informative video with tips for managing our emotions while investing during these uncertain times. I encourage you to watch this video and share it with your friends. I spoke with an investor recently who said it was just a whole lot easier to deal with the turbulence of...
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