Tariffs & Trade Tensions

on May 21, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Economics Announcements
On May 10th, trade tensions between the United States and China escalated with the US raising tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The current administration is also contemplating tariffs on all Chinese imports ($540 billion). China retaliated by announcing plans to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of American products.  
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A Better Way to Plan for Retirement

on May 15, 2019 |By Steve Musick | Retirement Planning
One of the benefits of being in this profession for over thirty years is that we have seen broadly held industry assumptions about investments, rates of return, and strategies change dramatically over time. Our conservative assumptions about long term rates of return are built on our team expecting that the zeitgeist is probably wrong and the actual results are likely to be very different several decades into the future.
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Market & Economy Report: Q2 2019

on April 18, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Market & Economy
There are few better ways to welcome spring each year than by spending an afternoon at Coors Field with a rockies dog in-hand and a cold beverage within reach. It never fails that every time I’m at a baseball game, the 7th inning stretch rolls around and I’m reminded that there are two types of baseball fans:  
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It's All Your Fault (in Your Business)

on March 14, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
Here’s the bad news. You are at fault for everything that goes wrong in your business. The good news is that there are only four reasons why, and they are all fixable.   When something goes wrong in my firm, I take a mental look at ‘The List’ and ask which one it is.  
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How Your Brain Deals With Trauma

on March 14, 2019 |By Amy Bertle | Women Dealing With Loss
There are some common themes throughout life that we all share. Research has shown one of these shared experiences is what has been commonly referred to as “widow’s brain”. After the trauma of losing a spouse, the majority of women experience a type of “fog” that can feel like an overwhelming sense of being disconnected, unorganized, and scatterbrained. In this state of mind, the ability to perform simple tasks, recall memories, and think through problems seems impossible.
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