Service Model Update

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Hello everyone! This week is not our usual broad educational content but instead is to notify and educate you on changes we’re applying to our service models. If you’re an existing client, please read thoroughly. If you’re considering becoming a client, this should be a helpful tool for you to understand our service model. As always, a fair disclaimer to …

Play Stupid Games: Win Stupid Prizes – The FTX Story

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In the early days, investing was largely the domain of “caveat emptor,” or “buyer beware.” Before the 1930s, there was essentially no regulation of investments and securities. At the time, one judge observed that people were “Selling things no more material than the blue sky.” This led to significant regulation in the 30s and 40s to create laws around the …

Answering the Zweig Questions

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Jason Zweig is arguably one of the most effective watchdogs of the financial advice industry. With a 30 year career in following the finance industry, he’s contributed to some of the hardest hitting journalism, uncovering issues with misconduct both among advisors, associations, and regulators. Five years ago, Zweig published his list, “19 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor” in the …

2023 Tax Rates, Credits & Contribution Limits

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Hello folks! The IRS has released its indexed updates to tax rates for 2023. On average, rates have increased by approximately 7%, although there’s a lot of “rounding” in how the IRS establishes the exact brackets and rates. Details below! Standard Deduction The standard deduction is increasing by $900 and $1,800, respectively, between single and married filers. This means the …

The Problems with Price and Value

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Imagine for a moment that you’re walking into a car dealership. You don’t need a new car per se, but your current car is starting to show its age, and you’re thinking about replacing it now while you’re ready for it and not waiting until it’s been driven into the ground. A car salesman approaches you and, with a smile, …