Controlling Costs

In the mid-1800s, in a collection of essays entitled “Conduct of Life,” Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, “Money often costs too much.” More than 150 years later, his words remain well worth heeding, as we focus on one of the most effective ways to...

Family Wealth Planning

Family Wealth Planning Whether it’s gathering for an annual reunion, recounting an anecdote about quirky Uncle Jim, or simply being there for one another during difficult times, family traditions are the comfort food that nourishes our most...

Tax Reduction in Your Portfolio: Location, Location, Location

Tax Reduction in Your Portfolio: Location, Location, Location As we approach tax season and many of us are in the process of tax planning I thought I would address the often missed opportunity of proper asset location. By managing asset location...

Rafting Down Wall St.

Rafting Down Wall St.   If you’ve ever gone river rafting, there’s one lesson you learn almost immediately. It’s tough to paddle upstream. Go with the flow, and you’ll find it much easier to steer around the obstacles and reach your destination....

Giving Thanks and Staying Still

Giving Thanks and Staying Still Thanksgiving has long been one of our favorite holidays – and not just because of the pie. Gratitude, the very essence of Thanksgiving, is one of the few activities that can amazingly generate more energy than it...

Miss Out on the Twitter IPO? Don’t Worry About It…

This past Thursday, November 7th, saw the arrival of the most anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO) since Facebook. What could be more exciting than a well-known company floating its IPO? Tempted by the possibilities and often before the news...

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Wealth and Health

2/8/19 A Four Part Series for Multigenerational Investors on the Relationship Between Your Health and Your Wealth Chapter 1 – More of BOTH is Better! “Early to bed and early to rise keeps a man healthy, wealthy and wise”    Ben Franklin   “...

An Evidence-Based Approach to Sustainable Investing

7/19/18 Part I: Setting the Sustainable Stage                              If there’s one trait most of us share, it’s a desire to make the world a better place. No wonder there’s so much interest in sustainable investing. Who wouldn’t want to try...

The Impact of Inflation

6/21/18 When the prices of goods and services increase over time, consumers can buy fewer of them with every dollar they have saved. This erosion of the real purchasing power of wealth is called inflation. Inflation is an important element of...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Happiness

5/24/18 There’s a great quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: “We are our choices.” When it comes to our happiness and our overall success in life, that’s truer than you might have realized. Taking time to examine the choices you make in your life and work...

Sailing with the Tides

4/17/18 Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But the odds of reaching your destination increase greatly if you are prepared, flexible, patient, and well-...