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Ignore Most Financial Advice and You’ll Keep More Money

Nov 14, 2018Tomas McFie

Imagine you are earning a 5% rate of return on an investment where you contribute $1,000 a month over a thirty-year period of time.  After you pay your 0.5% management fee you’ve lost 9.02% of your earnings even though you only paid 5.63% of your earnings towards the management fee.  If your management fee was …

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Your Retirement Plan Is Getting Shoved Around again, but here is How You Can Prevent It

Nov 7, 2018Tomas McFie

The Federal Reserve is at it again.  Raising interest rates, as if they have some crystal ball that tells them what only God could know, what is a fair and authentic interest rate. Here’s the crux of the matter.  The U.S. monetary system depends on deposits, loans, and interest to fuel it.  If the Fed …

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Tu plan de retiro esta en riesgo de verse afectado una vez más, pero aquí te decimos como puedes prevenirlo.

Nov 7, 2018Tomas McFie Translated by: Luis Uribe

La Reserva Federal está en lo suyo una vez más. Aumentando las tasas de interés, como si tuvieran una bola de cristal que les diera la respuesta a cuál es la tasa de interés más justa y autentica, pretendiendo saber solo lo que Dios puede saber. Este es el meollo del asunto. El sistema monetario …

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Your Financial Security and Sustainability Depend Upon This!

Oct 31, 2018Tomas McFie

Things can get spooky in life…and not just on Halloween. Both Michele and I were raised in Oregon.  Five of our children were born in Oregon. We have extended family that live in Oregon.  So, why did we choose to leave Oregon and move to Nevada? Oregon has become the second most expensive state in …

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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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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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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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Here’s what Rex Tillerson is doing with his money

Jul 25, 2018Tomas McFie

Samuel Johnson the English Poet and Moralist realized that “Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound; great debts are like a cannon, of loud noise but of little danger.” This reminds me of the little boy who discovered the small hole in …

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