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Did I get your attention? Hello, hello…is anyone there? While the headline to this week’s TOM may infer that some announcement may be pending, it’s really just to get you to consider starting a “CHECK-list” of things to do about your financial plan before the end of the year! Check, check…can you hear me? 🙂 Are […]
A name by any other name Cash, cheddar, bucks, cabbage, dinero, greenbacks, coin, loot, paper, smackaroos, bacon, bread, chips, dough, moola… and the list goes on. Now, this may be easily mistaken for a grocery list, but these are just a handful of synonyms we have for money. But this cash money just isn’t what […]
The Market’s Trick or Treat – Raise your hand if October has been a great month for your investment account? I would suppose that not many of us have our hands raised. The S&P 500 on October 1st was at 2,935.95, just about an all-time high for the index. On October 29th that same index closed at 2,641.25, […]
Diversification can be annoying Diversification can be annoying until it isn’t. I categorize it with things like flossing and working out, stuff that’s good for you, but not always enjoyable. The benefits from these habits aren’t realized immediately, but if we ever took the time to reflect we’d definitely appreciate these disciplines even more. I guess […]
How this all started A few weeks ago my friend Mark sent me an email encouraging me to write an article for TOM on giving. Thank you, Mark, this was a great idea! “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. With a little help from […]
Friends of TOM, You may have noticed that we skipped a publication last week, as we welcomed our newest subscriber, our son, Shepherd Cru Cummings. Thank you to all of you who sent kind notes, gifts, and prayers for our family. A dear friend of the TOM blog started the little man off right with […]
If you missed PART ONE of The Benefits of Benefits…Click Here Life Insurance Another benefit that many plans will offer is life insurance. This coverage basically pays a benefit to your listed beneficiaries if you were to pass. In the retail world, we typically have two different types of basic life insurance: term life and […]
The Benefit of Benefits Life is busy! Right? From kid’s soccer games, work commitments, volunteering, social endeavors – most of us have a lot going on. We’ve grown accustomed to the transitions of the seasons and what does this particular time of the year represent? The start to the NFL football season? Back to school […]
I’ve had a few friends ask me what exactly is “financial planning.” While the answer to this question is obvious, you receive a plan for your financial life, my goal for this article is to explain what you should expect from a financial planner/advisor when you “have the talk” with one. In my experience, this “talk” […]
Ok, welcome to week 7! Before we jump in, I thought we could do a quick recap of what we’ve covered so far and if you’ve missed any of the former weeks you can find the archive here at www.thoughtsonmoney.com. Also, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any other topic you […]
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