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Personal Finances Fell Short in 2015

Jan 14, 2016Tomas McFie

Most Americans are glad 2015 is behind them.  That’s because so many of them fell short of their financial goals for the year according to a new Capital One study[i].  Despite being determined to do better, i.e., paying down debts and saving more money, most people failed.  For instance: Only 3 out of every 10 …

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“10 Things You Need to Do Before You Die”

Jan 6, 2016Tomas McFie

On January 1, 2016 my father kept his appointment with the only assignment each of us has to turn in at the end of our lifetime.  Though he suffered little pain, as one member family put it, “He really hadn’t been living for a number of years.” No one really likes to talk about death.  …

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“Get Back to Where You Once Belonged”

Dec 23, 2015Tomas McFie

Everyone remembers the Beatles belting out about Jojo leaving his home in Tucson, Arizona.  Ludicrously financial advisors seem to get their kicks telling clients where to “get back to” as well. At a Christmas party last weekend we bumped into a financial advisor/CPA who was boastfully bleating about how he told his clients to hold …

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Saving Energy and Saving Money

Dec 16, 2015Tomas McFie

On a recent trip to Costco a Solar Energy Company representative approached us and offered a free evaluation to see if going Solar would work for us.  Living in the heart of the Sunbelt in Henderson, Nevada, it made sense to check it out. Accordingly, the following Saturday the company rep came out to the …

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The King

Dec 9, 2015Tomas McFie

Elvis Presley made his 1st and only appearance on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry Oct 2, 1954 and was told by the manager he was “not bad but did not suit the program.” Funny how critics can’t spot talent and financial critics can’t spot genius.  To validate this point Google Jeff Bezos’ name…what you’ll find is …

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Is “Becoming Your Own Banker” A Scam?

Dec 2, 2015Tomas McFie

This question is becoming more and more prevalent today as people begin to realize that just owning or purchasing high cash value life insurance won’t make you any richer. And the answer is, it depends. Let’s take a closer look. Seems almost on a daily basis that someone calls to boast about how they paid …

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Fees

Nov 25, 2015Tomas McFie

There’s been quite a hullaballoo concerning fees and what they really cost you.  Forbes, CNN, Vanguard, Fidelity along with many others has published fact sheets about this very topic.  During one of our well-known “man on the street” videos we ask people if they know what kind of fees they are paying and one guy …

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The Atrocity in France…

Nov 17, 2015Michele McFie

Breaking news of the act of terrorism in France pierced our hearts. Listening to further reports of the media and some of the leading figures only furthered the agony. The merciless acts of taking human life is a threat against all who have human life. We feel it, don’t we? And as Tom spoke to …

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The Hazard of Placing Too Little Value On Yourself

Nov 11, 2015Tomas McFie

“I found the road to wealth when I decided that part of all I earned was mine to keep,”[i]  Aglamish told Arkad. And the aged Apostle Paul told Timothy his young protégé, “The hard working farmer should be the first to share in the crop.”[ii]  Keeping more of what you earn is the key to …

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“A Story on Cops and Higher Taxes”

Nov 4, 2015Tomas McFie

Recently a former metro cop for Clark County, Nevada was relating a story about when he was still working on the street.  Seems the department implemented some extensive paperwork for each encounter an officer had during their shift.  It was interesting what happened.  None of the officers enjoyed the extra paperwork and so they just …

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