The year is quickly coming to a close. No doubt that you’ll speed through the holidays with busy schedules, parties, shopping and wrapping and hopefully some time focused on faith, friends, and family – the reasons for the season. That also means it’s close to the time when most people look in the mirror and… Continue reading Don’t be part of the 92%. Invest in Yourself in 2020!!!
My kids love to go to the park. It doesn’t matter which park it is. I’m pretty sure that we’ve visited every community park in the Lehigh Valley this year. But the Kutztown Park, our park, is still our favorite. It’s within walking distance from our house and includes a variety of equipment for all… Continue reading The Impact of Paying it Forward
Are you familiar with the psychological testing using inkblots called the Rorschach Test? I thought about this test this week as a favorite economic commentator of mine referenced it in his weekly post. It spoke to me as more and more people have been asking me “what I think about markets” and how things will… Continue reading Financial Planning Is Less Math and More Like A Rorschach Test
Sometimes you have to go through something to gain true perspective on the pros and cons. For example: Have you ever owned anything with someone who wasn’t your spouse? Think about a business partner you had, siblings, friends. Maybe it was a business or a property or something as simple as having had to share… Continue reading The Problem and Fixes for Forced Co-Ownership Through Inheritance
We all know that real trust has to be earned over time through positive experiences. Especially in our world as planners, it can take several years for clients to faithfully allow us into their “Circle of Trust”. We’ve also noticed that as client relationships mature over time, meetings naturally become less frequent due to the… Continue reading Trust is Earned, Not Given