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Motorcycles and Mud Holes

This last weekend I took my four boys out to ride motorcycles on a dirt track.  This is one of their favorite things to do, going fast and getting dusty.  The dirt track we rode at had some drainage issues that created a few problem areas.  The water had collected in low spots and turned…
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How To Cook A Turkey

My wife and I have been students of how to cook a turkey for the last 15 years.  With 5 hungry kids, we have to be!  So even though this is a financial planning website, I wanted to share my favorite way to cook a turkey.  I don't remember where we first read this recipe,…
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US Treasury Downgrade – What Does This Mean To You?

[caption id="attachment_925" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="A bond trader looks on as Treasuries rally."][/caption] This weekend the US Treasury was downgraded by Standard & Poors from its AAA credit rating to AA Plus.  This is an historic event for our country, and not in a good way.  It signals a very real black eye on the financial…
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The Perfect Storm – Part 1

Many families have been asking their personal financial planning advisor what caused this great recession that we are now in. This three-part series discusses the major contributing factors.
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The Best Mutual Funds – Part 1

Funds are by far the most widely used investment vehicle in the world. They offer diversification and professional money management at reasonable costs. But some are better than others, for sure!
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Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning

I came across this website recently from the University of California Irvine with a free online course in personal financial planning.  It has eight self-study modules that cover the various aspects of this topic which are:  goal setting, taxation, insurance, investing, retirement planning, college planning, & estate planning.  I thought the information was very helpful…
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