That Doesn’t Look Like Anything to Me

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If you’ve ever watched the HBO show “Westworld”, the phrase “That doesn’t look like anything to me” has a special meaning. In the show, the ultra-wealthy vacation in what is ostensibly a live-action roleplay theme park, filled with “hosts”, synthetic androids that represent the townsfolk and bandits of an old western. The hosts do not know that they and the …

Theories of Financial Planning

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Financial planning is a profession that has grown out of the traditions of several others: amalgamating segments of knowledge from attorneys, CPAs, stock brokers, insurance agents, economists, psychologists, and traditional institutional finance, financial planning draws from many fields and pulls in many resources and theories in its practice. In my own pursuit of a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning, I’ve …

Universal Life – Game Changer or Game Complicator?

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An Author’s Note at the Outset: About a dozen agents lacking in reading comprehension have rushed forward, shrieking their objections to this post without actually reading it carefully. So, I’ll put the warning up front: the purpose of this post is to highlight that a traditionally structured product is not a strong wealth accumulator. It is not to demonstrate a …

Retiring in Colorado

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Colorado is a well-known destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, and all sorts of adventurers. It’s no surprise that not only is it a popular place to live, but a popular place to retire. Retiring in Colorado, whether you’re a local or a newcomer, comes with some particular planning elements that should be considered. So today, we’re talking about retiring in …

Secure Act 2.0

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Welcome to 2023! The holiday omnibus bill brought out a significant number of changes to retirement accounts and other investment vehicles. Today we’re getting you caught up on just a handful of the many updates included in the “Secure Act 2.0.” We’ll start with the generics that apply to everyone, and some business-owner specifics are at the end. Required Minimum …