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Don’t Be Afraid to “Swipe Left” on Your Advisor

Don’t Be Afraid to “Swipe Left” on Your Advisor
I’m a lucky man... marking 25 years of marriage to the lovely Augusta.   I’ve never had any need for dating or matchmaking apps, but through the osmosis of being around younger people, I’ve been able to pickup the terminology of “swipe left” or “swipe right.”   For those of you of my vintage, when on some of these dating apps, if you swipe right, you’re “interested.”  If you swipe left, you have other, better options. Consumers in general need to do a better job of “swiping left” on their advisor.  Most people spend more time planning their next vacation than they spend on interviewing and vetting their next financial advisor.  Your financial advisor is the person who will advise you for many years, who will help determine when you can retire and what that retirement will feel like financially.  When you die, one of your family’s first calls will be to...
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Who Pays in the Tariff Wars?

Who Pays in the Tariff Wars?
Global stock markets have been spooked by the escalating trade disputes between the world’s two largest economies: China and the United States.  And there is no evidence that the dispute is about to be resolved.  On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, and began taking steps to tax nearly all of China’s imports.  The new tariff levels are an unprecedented 25% of the value of the Chinese goods coming into the U.S., raising the costs of seafood, luggage and electronics.  China, meanwhile, has placed tariffs on nearly all of America’s exports into the Middle Kingdom, including agricultural products. This is not the first trade dispute the U.S. has engaged in since the Trump Presidency; steel and aluminum products coming from abroad were hit with tariffs and import duties early in the presidency, followed by various other measures.  The stated idea was to...
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The Magic of the Mundane - A Quick Note from Kelly Brothers

The Magic of the Mundane - A Quick Note from Kelly Brothers
The Magic of the Mundane… My skills around the house are limited, but if there is one thing I do well, it is “dishes.”   When the kids were really small, I never had enough patience with the chaos of “bath time” so my wife would handle those duties while I cleaned the kitchen.   I still prefer to do it every night, even if others volunteer.  So I recently read with great interest an article that described how both Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, two of the richest men in the world, love to do the dinner dishes.  Either could afford to pay an army of dishwashers, yet choose to stand at the sink every single night.  Why? Turns out multiple studies have shown that rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes can reduce stress and boost creativity.  One study out of UCSB showed that doing mindless tasks allows the...
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3 Habits Wealthy People Share

3 Habits Wealthy People Share
Hello friends, Kelly Brothers here, and I just wanted to share with you a question I frequently get from clients and prospects, especially those who are still building toward retirement.  They ask me, “What are some things we can do to ensure we can live a comfortable retirement?” I want to share some things I’ve noticed that many of our clients who are living a comfortable retirement have in common. 1. Wealthy People Understand Delayed Gratification Have you heard of the famous “marshmallow experiment?”  Many years ago, hundreds of 4-6 year-olds were brought one by one into a room and seated at a table.  A single marshmallow was placed in front of them.  Each child was told they had a choice: eat the marshmallow now or wait for the adult to come back and they would get two marshmallows.  The kids able to control themselves and “delay gratification” were subsequently...
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