{Apollo Creed to Rocky Balboa} "Too bad we have to grow old Stallion."  That's the cold harsh reality of life.  We all grow old and eventually pass on.  That is why I make a concerted effort to emphasize financial planning over several generations.  My desire in helping clients create wealth is that they can create a legacy.  That their children and even grandchildren can also become investors.  In the end, a lasting legacy can continue.




Learning From A Client

 George H. became one of my first valued clients.  Over dozens of years we sat in his home, with his wife Mary, and discussed investments and planning.  Fortunately his children and in-laws also became clients.  After about 12 years of working with him , he made an insightful observation.  "I believe most of the mutual funds UNDER PERFORM the market indices such as the S & P 500."  I cautiously agreed with him and did my own research.  While I could not analyze over 9,000 actively managed funds, I did an analysis of a few of the big names in the investment world.  And is true.  Many did under perform.  Which brings me to the point of this post.  I do a careful and in-depth report on each fund I recommend to clients.

This includes obviously the performance of a fund over different time periods to ensure it does outperform the S & P 500.  I also take into consideration risk factors.  I compare the BETA of a fund and strive to have it lower risk than the average bechmark.  I factor in the Standard Deviation to see if we can lower the risk in that area.  I pay close attention to the expense ratio because that bites into the performance of a fund.  Lastly, I place each investment according to it's STYLE and SIZE;  meaning is it Value or growth and is it Large Cap, Mid Cap or Small cap.

In the end, I place this in a report given to each client.  The process here is that the client can make not only an informed decision but feel comfortable about his investment decision.



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"Success requires no explanation, Failure permits no alibis"  Napolean Hill

"Do not let the fear of striking out get in your way."  Babe Ruth

"I have learned that your mind can amaze your body if you just keep telling yourself, I can do it...I can do it...I can do it." 

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"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."  Michael Jordan

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible!"  Audrey Hepburn 



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We face many risks everyday: the threat of inflation, increasing taxes, loss in your savings from market volatility, auto accidents, identity theft, lawsuits, loss of a business, and even the loss of your income to name only a few.  I help by not only transferring these risks but in some instances minimizing them or even outright eliminating them.  Visit the "About Us" tab on the top tool bar for more information.  


I work with your most trusted CPA advisors to minimize your tax burden; in some ways by up to 40 percent. Of course we consider your IRA or 401(k) plans  but we also  significantly lower the taxes you pay Uncle Sam through new,emerging IRS approved plans.  Many of our clients have benefited by shifting from taxable investments to tax-deferred and even tax-free holdings that are free from both federal and state taxes.

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