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Fee or Commission Based Advisor:  Which One Is Right for You?

Nov 2, 2016Tomas McFie

It’s been said, “The pot shouldn’t call the kettle black.” Which essentially means, don’t point a finger at someone else because in doing so you will quickly, and unequivocally, point out what is most abhorrent about yourself.  And that is exactly what happens when fee-based practitioners label commission based practitioners greedy and self-serving. This is …

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Trump Is Wrong: Middle Class Gets a Big Raise!

Oct 26, 2016Tomas McFie

That is, of course, if you believe CNN Money’s spin on the new jobs data. Here’s the way CNN spun this one.  “Trump is wrong”[i] because Trump says Americans are earning $4,000 less than they were earning in 2000, on average.  Obviously this little tidbit is true or Trump would have been called out on …

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Have You Been Diagnosed Without Your Knowledge

Oct 19, 2016Tomas McFie

 Having spent over 35 years in and around health care records, first as an intern, then as a doctor and now as a life agent, it never ceases to amaze me how frequently someone is shocked about the data found in their medical record.  Be it a prescription never filled, a physician’s comment never broached …

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The Thing Of It Is: Who’s Going to Wipe Your Bottom When You Can’t?

Oct 12, 2016Tomas McFie

Years ago, when I was still in high school, the mother of a friend of mine had a stroke.  Now my friend and her mother had an agreement.  NO heroic medical efforts were to be used in such a case.  But all my friend’s siblings out voted my friend, and heroic efforts were provided.  Long …

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This Election Can Either Destroy or Restore Your Wealth

Oct 5, 2016Tomas McFie

In 2013, the Economic Policy Institute discovered that “free trade” with less-developed countries lowered wages in the United States by 5.5 percent—or roughly $1,800—for every full-time, full-year wage earner who didn’t have a college degree.  Furthermore, the Economic Policy Institute uncovered the harsh fact that these same “free trade” agreements INCREASED income for high-end wage earners.  And …

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The Top Three Dangers to Avoid When You Invest

Sep 28, 2016Tomas McFie

Investing your hard earned money is important if you want to avoid the pitfalls of inflation, taxation and market volatility.  And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that if you don’t know where you can go wrong you may lose quite a bit of money discovering what can go wrong.  And you certainly …

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Gold and Other Important Treasures of Life

Sep 21, 2016Tomas McFie

Wouldn’t you like to ask the CFO of an $18 billion company what he personally invests his own money in?  Well I did, and I’m going to share what he said with you later, but for now remember, there are those, and always will be those, who love to buy gold, silver and other hard …

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4 Daunting Facts About Your Retirement That You Need to Know

Sep 14, 2016Tomas McFie

Everyone talks about retiring someday, dreaming about how it’s going to be.  No alarm clock, no schedule, no boss, no worries and not a care in the world.  To some this means golfing daily. For others it might include traveling, more time with grandchildren, volunteering, or taking on some new and distinctive responsibilities.  Yet there …

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Being “Fitted” Instead of Getting “Sized Up”

Sep 7, 2016Tomas McFie

Being sized up is uncomfortable.  And it happens all the time. That is because we humans tend to size up everyone and everything based on our past experiences.  Obviously this has proven to have some value or the human race would have discarded and replaced it with some other more reliable immediate evaluation process centuries …

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Fixed Standards and Values

Aug 31, 2016Tomas McFie

Imagine a world with no standards or values. What a hassle it would be to know how much gasoline you were putting into your car, let alone how much you were going to have to pay for it.  You’d never know what the cost of groceries would be or how much the utility company was …

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