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Inverted!?!

It’s hard to miss the financial press’ recent headlines about the inverted yield curve, which (we are told) inevitably signals our next recession. Given the financial media’s history of blowing things out of proportion, I went to the original source of this indicator to discover what his research is really telling us.

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Tooth Fairy Cuts

Delta Dental, for the last two decades, has gathered information about the generosity of the Tooth Fairy. The most recent figures show that she’s been stingier over the last two years. In fact, the price for teeth has dropped 18% over the last two years!

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Quoted

I’ve been fortunate to have built a good relationship with the media over the years. I receive anywhere from three to ten “media requests” each week from a wide variety of sources. When I do come across something of interest, I’ll email a few comments and offer my assistance; this frequently results in a short conversation with the reporter and a brief quote.

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Two Sides

Whenever the markets show weakness, “tactical traders” are featured on various financial programs often telling stories about the importance of avoiding big losses. The buy and hold investor tells the opposite story about the pain of missing out on gains. Neither story is fair.

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My Favorite Money Saving Tools

I love playing around with various tools that claim to save time or money. Unfortunately, most are not worth the hassle. I thought I’d share three sites/tools that I’ve used successfully over the years. Between them, I’ve saved thousands of dollars and had great experiences.

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Tech Solutions For My Firm

This month I've been asked to take part in a webinar, Must-Have Tech Solutions for Your Firm!, where another advisor and I will share information about our firms and the technology we use to serve clients. This led me to sketch down the list of programs, apps and tools I’m using every day.

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Around the Wilson Home

Over the years, I have written many technical planning and investment-related articles. To prove to you that I do have a life outside of work, I’m sharing some of the latest happenings with my family and me.

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Why Alternatives?

I’m expecting lower than average returns for the US stock and bond markets over the next five to seven years. With my concerns in mind, I have added Alternatives (“Alts”) to client investment portfolios.

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Why Cyborgs Rule

The best chess players today are not grandmasters or chess-playing computers, they are human players who can most wisely use multiple chess programs ("cyborg" players). This same concept applies to the world of financial advice.

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Don’t Skip Tax Planning For 2018

As the 2017 tax deadline approaches, I’ve been setting my sights on tax planning opportunities for 2018 and beyond. Everyone should be running tax projections for 2018. Waiting to see how things shake out for the year could lead to some big surprises next April.

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