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How to reduce the cost of your mortgage to $16/month

Sep 19, 2018Tomas McFie

“Fear of running out of money before you die” is the biggest fear that Americans face today, behind terrorist attacks and government corruption.[i]  And yet, for pennies on the dollar, you can overcome that fear and gain confidence about your financial future. More and more people believe the deck is stacked against them, and that …

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Are You Sure You Should Pay Your House Off Early?

Sep 12, 2018Tomas McFie

Recently, Dave Ramsey was busy bashing life insurance again. It must be pretty dull having to pick on the same subject all the time, without having any facts to back up your opinion.  Anyway, Dave mentioned that life insurance was too costly to maintain.  Ramsey also says there are better places to invest your money, …

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September is #Liam

Sep 5, 2018Ben McFie

Millennials are wrong again, but as usual, they think they’re right! Being a Millennial, gives me a license to pick on my generation. We think we’re pretty smart and savvy, but according to a fascinating article by Jason Fischer, we could benefit by correcting some of our outrageous assumptions about life insurance. September is life …

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What Happened to Your Retirement

Sep 5, 2018Tomas McFie

Millions of Americans are finding out the hard way that the money they were promised for their retirement is gone!  Which means it is NOT there for them. That’s right.  People don’t want to talk or hear about it, but according to the latest research out of Boston College, 1 out of 4 corporate pension …

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Whoops! Where is the Will?

Aug 29, 2018Tomas McFie

It was the summer of 1995 and Attorney George W. Dodge went on CNN to broadcast to everybody that the former Chief Justice Warren Burger had made big “whoops” by not having a proper Will drafted at the time of his death.  Dodge claimed that he could have saved $450,000 of that estate if the …

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The Ugly Duckling or The Black Swan | The Greatest Investment of All Times

Aug 22, 2018Tomas McFie

The story about the Ugly Duckling who turns out to be a beautiful Swan always intrigued me as a child.  Perhaps it was because that, even as a child, it was obvious to me that we are too quick to judge things as they appear, rather than as they really are. This applies to investing …

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The Real Cost Of College

Aug 14, 2018Ben McFie

Student loan debt in America today has surpassed 1.5 trillion dollars[i]!  That seems pretty bad, but most people are not able to reasonably visualize how much money 1.5 trillion dollars actually is. This inability is totally excusable since there is only one public company on planet earth that is valued at more than one trillion …

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Should You Trust Your Financial Planner?

Aug 14, 2018Tomas McFie

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Nearly 70% of Home Owners Regret Buying Their House!

Aug 8, 2018Tomas McFie

That’s right, “68% regret that purchase”[i] and report that watching others suffer the devastation that occurred in the 2008 downturn and following recession was the reason why they wish they had never purchased their home. In a Bank of the West study, “Paying off debt and having the financial means to retire comfortably”[ii] were the …

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How to Purchase More Money for Your Retirement

Aug 1, 2018Tomas McFie

Pension plans have for the most part disappeared unless you work for the government.  And defined contribution plans (401ks) have and continue to fail in bridging the income gap which independent retirement accounts (IRAs) and social security were supposed to fill.  That being said, those aware of smart money management principles often encourage their clients …

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