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The Bigger You Are, The Harder You Fall

Mar 6, 2019Tomas McFie

You wouldn’t work very long without some form of compensation.  But you might be stunned how many people permit their money to work for nearly nothing. Jeff and Jim are twin brothers.  Jeff believes he can consistently earn 8% in his portfolio and decides he’s going to put $2,600 each year into his investment. Jim …

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You Wouldn’t Make a Major Purchase Without a Guarantee, Would You?

Feb 20, 2019Tomas McFie

When you make a major purchase, you want to make sure the product you purchase is backed up by a good, solid guarantee.  In fact, you most likely would pay more to secure such a guarantee.  And that is because you simply can’t risk purchasing a lemon and having no recourse if something goes wrong.  …

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Why Your Attitude About Money Matters

Feb 13, 2019Tomas McFie

The late Billy Graham grasped the significance of taking an accurate stance about money when he stated, “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of his life.” Graham’s insight is significant because the “great philosophers” never grasped this simple truth. Platonic philosophy teaches us …

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How to Protect Your Money from Inflation

Feb 6, 2019Tomas McFie

Recently while traveling home from Phoenix we passed through Needles, California on Interstate 10 and noted that gas prices were $4.39 a gallon for regular unleaded.  Less than 5 minutes up the road, after we had returned to Arizona on highway 95, gas prices were $2.34 for a gallon of regular unleaded.  That is a …

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Is Your Life Expectancy Lower than Your Parents?

Jan 30, 2019Tomas McFie

Life expectancies have dropped over the last three years in the United States, unlike between 1980 and 2014 when most of the United States experienced a boost in life expectancy.  Today despite “medical advances” (and too often because of those advances) life expectancies are on the decline. Statistically, death due to medical intervention, according to …

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The Worst Year Since 2008 On Investments

Jan 23, 2019Tomas McFie

2018…It was a year that recorded multiple historic highs as well as the largest single-day gain in history. But it turned into a loss for most investors. In fact, according to MarketWatch, 90% of the 70 asset classes cited in the Wall Street Journal posted negative returns for the year.  The previous worst time in …

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Si no eres aprensivo, no estas poniendo atención

Jan 16, 2019Anna McFie

Han pasado más de 10 años desde la caída del mercado en 2008. Durante la década pasada, muchos se han adormecido en la idea de que los rendimientos altos que han ganado durante estos últimos años son sostenibles. La gente, una vez más, ha vuelto a confiar en acciones que pagan dividendos (stocks) como inversiones …

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If You’re Not Apprehensive, You’re Not Paying Attention

Jan 16, 2019Tomas McFie

It has now been over 10 years since the market crash of 2008.  And during the past decade, many have been lulled into believing that the high yields they have earned during that time are sustainable.  People have, once again, come to trust in dividend-paying stocks as safe and secure investments because they have forgotten …

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Who Do You Have Working for You: A Driver or Operator?

Jan 9, 2019Tomas McFie

Charlie Elliot was a multimillionaire.  He had worked hard his entire life farming.  And over the years he had added land and wealth to his estate. One piece of land he acquired required substantial clearing before it was even fit to run cattle on.  So, Charlie purchased a bulldozer and excavator to get the job …

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The 2018 Bull Market That Didn’t Happen

Jan 2, 2019Tomas McFie

So many had great expectations for a huge Bull Market to pull them through in 2018.   The sorry thing is, the bull never showed up.  Markets simply did not make higher moves that were sustainable. And so, the market of 2018 ended up almost where it started on January 2, 2018.  This has left many …

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