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How to Protect Your Gains

Oct 17, 2018Tomas McFie

Ouch!  The market had a hiccup last week giving up nearly all the gains it attained over the summer. Now, maybe you don’t have enough in the market to worry about that hiccup or maybe you have enough invested that you now feel you need to hold on until this market recovers and you regain …

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A Tale of Two Policies

Oct 10, 2018Tomas McFie

Charles Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities, with the following words. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” And …

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Overcoming the Cost of College

Oct 3, 2018Tomas McFie

The cost of college is rapidly growing.  According to Forbes, the “price of college is increasing almost 8 times faster than wages.”[i]  And to make matters worse, educational loans have become the largest block of debt, behind housing, that exists in American today. Statistics gathered by the College Board,[ii] show that the average debt assumed …

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You could be losing over $70k while earning a 6% average ROR!

Sep 26, 2018Tomas McFie

It’s not that you can’t earn a higher rate of return or that you can’t defer taxes and pay them later.  In fact, it’s not even about market risk or how much you make.  It’s all about the fact that YOU Deserve Better! You’ve been told you can earn a 6.47% rate of return on …

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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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