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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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7 Cold, Wet, Lazy Monkeys

Oct 21, 2015Ben McFie

One dark night seven monkeys sat cold and shivering in a tree. It was cold outside. It was raining. One of the monkey’s said, “We should build a house.” “Yes,” said the other monkeys, “let’s build a house tomorrow.” But when the sun came up the monkeys forgot all about building a house. They ran …

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Troubles That Come

Oct 14, 2015Tomas McFie

“Count it a privilege then for troubles that come because you know that your Father In Heaven will provide the solution for them.”[i] We are by nature mortals who attempt to shun difficult things and challenging times forgetting that “Whatever we ask will be given to us.” [ii] We tend to want others to take …

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Never Accept Less

Oct 7, 2015Tomas McFie

As recently as August 15, 2015, Dalbar, the independent investment research group out of Massachusetts, released their Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior Study which documented that the average investor is only earning 2.6% on their portfolio not the 6% or 8% that most financial planners refer to as being the average. By the way, the …

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Running On Empty

Sep 30, 2015Tomas McFie

I don’t know about you, but I’ve run out of gas more than once in my life.  Early on, when I was still in high school and drove a red Ford pickup that didn’t have a working gas gauge, I ran out of gas more than I care to admit.  But as I got older …

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“The Mad Rush To Nowhere”

Sep 23, 2015Tomas McFie

Ever feel that the world keeps getting faster and faster?  Ever notice that your day is packed full but you seem to complete less?  Ever wonder that the more you undertake the fewer results you actually achieve? Recently a message was posted online that was spot-on. “Where will we go today so we can stare …

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Anniversaries

Sep 16, 2015Tomas McFie

Anniversaries can be awesomely cool or memorably haunting. On July 27 of this year my parents celebrated their 69th anniversary.  Mom slyly stated her secret was, “I’ve always let him have my own way.”   Michele’s parents celebrated their 50th on September 4th and Michele and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary on December 22.  I …

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Fees, Expenses and Limitations That Are Killing Your Retirement Ambitions

Sep 9, 2015Tomas McFie

Fees, fees and more fees seem to be the norm when planning for your retirement.  Which leads one to ask, “Are there any specific restrictions on how many fees or how big the fees can be?”  And the direct answer is NO!  However, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does confine how large a fee …

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