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Simple, But No Simpler: An Investment Review Part V
SummarySo, the natural question is Isaiah why to go through all the effort to write and explain when you and I both know it’s unlikely anyone’s opinion has been changed. I mean when has the internet ever changed someone’s mind? The Boglehead community is fierce and set in their ways. First, I want...  Read More
SIMPLE, BUT NO SIMPLER: AN INVESTMENT REVIEW PART IV
How do we improve?"Losing unconventionally is hard. Living through the tough times and staying disciplined to what you rationally believe in seems to be the secret ingredient in the success of many historically great investors."  -Cliff Asness | AQRBefore beginning, let me share the best approach...  Read More
Simple, But No Simpler: Investing Review Part III
Comfortable or Correct?“Most days we’d rather be wrong with the crowd than be right by ourselves."-James Clear | Atomic HabitsI’ve laid out the arguments in the prior post why the human element can cause issues in sticking to any investment approach. Often, the human element gets lost in the...  Read More
Simple, But No Simpler: An Investment Review Part II
The Human Element“When we tell our investors to invest for the long run, we have to make sure the short run doesn’t kill them first… Investing for the long run isn’t bad advice, it’s just unrealistic. It doesn’t take into account human behavior.”-Andrew Lo | Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan...  Read More
Simple, But Not Simpler: An Investment Review Part I
Complexity bias is the belief that complex solutions are better than simple ones. In investing, we know this all too well. From this, investors have embraced the opposite extreme by asking the question: what’s the most straightforward portfolio I can build and still achieve the same results? In...  Read More
I believe there is a lot to learn about disability insurance. I am a fee-only advisor, so I do not sell insurance, I advise and help clients get a policy. I wanted to share my thoughts.   Read More
Don't Buy FEAR!
“When emotion is high, logic is low.”I hope that you are not paying too much attention to the markets lately, but it’s when the markets are bumpy posts like the one below begin to pop-up. I’m posting this because I will not stand for the idea of selling products based on preying on people’s fears....  Read More
IS FINANCIAL ADVICE AN ASSET OR LIABILITY? PART IV: WHAT IS YOUR TIME WORTH?
Only you can determine if financial advice is worth paying for. The question you need to ask is what your time is worth? I use this rationale when evaluating almost everything in business and my personal life. Now, I wish I was the man’s man who was extremely handy and could fix anything. The truth...  Read More
IS FINANCIAL ADVICE AN ASSET OR LIABILITY? PART III: WHAT DO FINANCIAL ADVISORS DO?
“Why doesn’t everyone use Vanguard? In the last nine years, the market has returned over 11%.” That was the exact question and comment I received last week. The next comment, “My brother-in-law, got me 8% last year which is good, that’s what we wanted. I seem to pay him a lot though, and I’m not...  Read More
IS FINANCIAL ADVICE AN ASSET OR LIABILITY? PART II: WHERE IS THE FOCUS?
Missed part one? Click .The next step in the conversation is structuring our discussion around what is the focal point. An essential part of finding advice that is additive to your net worth is someone that wants a relationship. You want someone that is talking with you, not at you. While this is...  Read More
Student Loans: A Generation's Biggest Burden
When I'm asked what is the most significant topic of concern on a new dentist’s mind is it is almost unanimously student loans. Congratulations! As a new graduate, you’ve worked extremely hard for years, now you must begin your career and learn how to be the best clinician possible with a financial...  Read More
IS FINANCIAL ADVICE AN ASSET OR LIABILITY? PART I: WHAT’S YOUR TITLE?
I am biased. I am a believer in the value of financial advice. The unfortunate part is there are advisors worth their weight in gold, but the majority of consumers don’t work with these advisors. Before you think I’m about to self-promote, I’m not. I plan to give you perspective and allow you to...  Read More

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