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Your Money: 3 Steps That Ensure You Will Keep More of It

Nov 8, 2017Tomas McFie

Today, sundry and various individuals and groups are advocating that “the common good supersedes the private good.”  And yet, those who promote this ideology through the exercise of their 1st amendment rights, would be sorely displaced if they were stripped of their free right to speech and expression simply to accommodate the common good which …

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An Automatic Millionaire?

Nov 1, 2017Tomas McFie

Editor Walter Updegrave’s article, entitled Recoup Your Bear Losses?, appeared in CNNMoney.com July 8, 2009. In it he stated that all we needed to do was “keep investing in stocks,” earn “a real rate of 12.8% a year until 2017,” and we’d be right back where we were before the Great Recession cleaned out nearly …

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The Worst of the Worst

Oct 25, 2017Tomas McFie

Why the focus on the worst of the worst in today’s blog? Namely because some US states are friendlier to you, economically, than others. According to TheFinancialWord.com, New York tops the list as being the least economically friendly.  With a cost of living that is over 120% of the national average and health care costs …

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The Predatory Culture of Hollywood And the Financial World

Oct 18, 2017Tomas McFie

Disgusting as it is, the predatory culture of Hollywood has been well known for years.  35 years ago, a Hollywood playwright shared with me and a good friend of mine, how sex was often the price paid to land a highly desired role in the movies and/or TV serials.  So, it is mind boggling for …

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Need a Jump?

Oct 11, 2017Tomas McFie

I turned the key in the ignition switch but nothing.  What was going on?  Then it dawned on me.  I had been waiting for my son to get out of his appointment with the ignition off, but my lights were on.  Swoosh, there went all the reserves in my battery.  Just when I thought everything …

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Fear and Violence

Oct 4, 2017Tomas McFie

This week a tragedy occurred in Las Vegas.  59 people were killed by a gunman.  The investigation is still ongoing. In August of 2016, 85 people were killed by a truck driver who drove them down.  In August of this year, a van driver mowed over and killed 13 people and injured at least another …

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Time: An Equal Limiting Factor for Everyone

Sep 27, 2017Tomas McFie

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”[i] Your time is more valuable than money because you can always make more money, but your time is limited. Your time is more valuable than possessions because you can always replace possessions, but your time can never be replaced. …

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Riding In A Police Car

Sep 20, 2017Ben McFie

I’d been to prison before, but I’d never ridden in a police car until last Friday night. Of course, I only went to prison as a visitor doing volunteer work, and last Friday night I rode in a police car as a ride-along, it was quite an experience. Henderson, Nevada has ranked as one of …

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Don’t Send Your Ducks to Eagles’ School

Sep 13, 2017Tomas McFie

It has been said, “Don’t Send Your Ducks to Eagles’ School because all they’ll ever do is quack and poop.” And that is important to realize sooner than later. If you are not financially independent by age 50, it isn’t because you live in the wrong country, state or city. It isn’t because you have …

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Only a Heart Beat Away

Sep 6, 2017Tomas McFie

Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, once commented that “We only have a certain number of heart beats, and I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” What an awesome philosophy about life. This past month, August 2017, we delivered death claims to the beneficiaries of two of our clients. …

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