Maureen and I were big fans of the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”. Now the series has recently hit the big screen with a featured film. This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family's Edwardian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey – What is your part to play?
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The key to successful investing and golfing is determining when risk is necessary to accomplish your goals and when it is not. As I watch the phenomenal professional golfers tend to their craft this summer, I thought of the similarities that risk has in both pursuits. Watching the different … [Read more...] about Golfing and Investing: Risk trade offs
Have you ever been so tired that you have trouble doing the simplest of tasks? Or uttered the words I’m so tired that I can’t think straight? Well, you are correct! Studies have proven a link between the amount of sleep and the decision-making process. Sleep researcher at Washington State … [Read more...] about Sleep and Your Decision Making Ability
What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery. First, I hate bees. I’m highly allergic and after a life-threatening sting sent me to the hospital, I have endured shots for the past eight … [Read more...] about Investing Like a Bee
Recently I received a letter in the mail from a charity organization. The letter was signed with “I hope you have enough”. This was a unique and thought-provoking way to sign a letter. And what is actually “enough”? When we plan for the future and retirement, we are planning to ensure that you … [Read more...] about “I hope you have enough”
I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy—one that is robust and that you can stick with— cannot be overstated. —David Booth - Co-CEO and co-founder of Dimensional Fund Advisor (DFA) The U.S. stock market has delivered an average annual return of around 10% since … [Read more...] about The Uncommon Average