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Why We Are Financial Planners

Why We are Financial Planners

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/Kitchen_Table_102_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNick was asked recently why he liked being a financial planner. He and Dave both agree that this is an important question to ask your financial planner or anyone who is going to help you with your money. Nick tells a story about how […]

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Three Reasons For Investors To Be Thankful This Year

Three Reasons for Investors to be Thankful This Year

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/Kitchen_Table_99.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download You might have to dig a little deep in 2022 but we found some things outside of football and nice fall weather to be thankful for. Saying it’s been kind of a rough year might be the understatement of the century. It has been […]

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Financial Documents An 18 Year Old Needs

Financial Documents an 18 Year Old Needs

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/Kitchen_Table_85.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJoin us for Part Two of discussing financial concerns for an 18-year-old, including important financial documents. We have a special guest, Molly Petitjean, a Lansing area attorney, who joins us to answer questions about preparing an 18-year-old for their financial future. This episode sparked […]

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Monte Carlo

What is Monte Carlo Analysis?

We use financial planning software that utilizes a statistical technique called Monte Carlo Analysis. This technique analyzes spending goals from a portfolio over long time periods and calculates the odds of a plan’s success by running the plan with a thousand different potential investment outcomes rather than assuming a portfolio […]

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What Is An I Bond

What is an I Bond?

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/Kitchen_Table_77.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAn I Bond is a savings bond issued by the US Treasury much like EE Savings bonds, but the interest paid by an I Bond is linked to current inflation. They grabbed headlines at the beginning of May when it was announced that the […]

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The Psychology Of Money Recap

The Psychology of Money Recap

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/Kitchen_Table_72.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHave you read The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel? Join Nick and Dave as they recap a book they both have read and resonated with both of them. The book covers a lot of practical advice when it comes to managing your personal […]

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Our Investment Philosophy

Our Investment Philosophy

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDealing with volatile markets requires discipline, and we believe it is important to have a written philosophy. Our firm follows the following principles when we make portfolio choices and evaluate the asset managers and model builders with whom we work. #1. Short-term market returns […]

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Improving Your Relationship With Money. Beautiful row of trees along a road and a yellow autumn field

Improving Your Relationship With Money

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow would you describe your relationship with money? Money can’t buy you love. It’s as cliché as a cliché can be, and so it is also mostly true. Trying to buy love, or buy happiness, is a fool’s errand. But, as with most things in […]

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Weather & Climate Are Like The Stock Market

Weather & Climate are Like the Stock Market

Late last month, my wife and I went out to Seattle so I could attend the Financial Planning Association’s annual national conference. We followed the event with three days of hiking in Olympic National Park. Every mid-westerner knows that Seattle is as famous for its rain as Michigan’s Keweenaw region […]

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