Control Your Destiny

When reviewing their investment portfolios, investors frequently focus on the wrong item—the rate of return.  Where should you start?  You should center your attention on the areas that are under your control. The Amount of Money Saved   The amount

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Mad Max Was Wrong

Mad Max 2 known as The Road Warrior was a 1981 movie that was the second installment of the Mad Max film series. The star and hero of the movie was Mel Gibson (remember him?) who played “Mad” Max. The

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5 Easy Ways to Plan for the Certainty of Your Financial Uncertainty

Expect the Unexpected Expect the unexpected. When the unexpected happens, there is no do-over. There is no reset button to push. Remember, You Only Get a Mulligan in Golf. You knew that already. So why am I telling you this?

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The Tale of Two Unrestricted Gifts

  This is tale of two unrestricted gifts made by donors when they passed away.   Robert Morin   Robert Morin worked as a librarian at the University of New Hampshire (“UNH”) for nearly 50 years. When he passed away

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May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

  The Hunger Games was a bestselling novel that was subsequently made into a movie.  Both were awesome.  The setting is one where the Capital is abundant in riches.  The outlying 12 Districts are all living in poverty.  Every year

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What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Has it ever.  Now that the Presidential Election is over many are left scratching their heads.    President Elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017.  Very few pundits predicted

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Why The Fed Got Off its Assets and Raised Interest Rate

The Federal Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) raised the Federal Funds Target Rate by .25% from .50% to .75%.  The Federal Funds Target Rate is the interest rate charged to financial institutions for the trading they do with each other overnight.

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Patience Pays Dividends

For months prior to the presidential election, investors remained in a holding pattern, poised to see how the domestic and global markets would react. Many international markets saw pullbacks, but U.S. stock markets surprised to the upside, rewarding investors after

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7 Easy Year End Tax Saving Steps for Connecticut Taxpayers

  1) Fund a CHET 529 College Savings Plan   529 College Savings Plans are an effective way to save for a child’s or grandchild’s education.  The State of Connecticut allows Connecticut Taxpayers to fund a Connecticut Higher Education Trust (“CHET”)

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7 Reasons Not to Wait Until Thanksgiving to be Grateful

You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to be grateful.  You can be grateful every day.  It’s your choice.  Life might not be going swimmingly well for you every day.  I get it.  I truly hope you didn’t expect it

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