Creating your “Encore” Life Part #3

Part Three of Weekly Three Part Series started 6/14/19. Part 3 – Goal Setting If you aren’t setting goals, start – now. If you are setting goals, do it the right way. Based on the Encore Wheel of Life exercises you completed in Part 2, you should have many ideas that, if accomplished, will increase…

Creating your “Encore” Life Part 2

Part Two of Weekly Three Part Series started 6/14/19. Part 2 – The Encore Wheel of Life In Part 1 of this 3-part series, we looked at life’s stages, and some of the common experiences and changes people go through during each of life’s four “quarters.” This led to the idea of an “Encore Life,”…

Shouldn’t your Retirement be your “Encore” Life? Part 1

Part One of Weekly Three Part Series starting 6/14/19. Part 1 – Don’t Plan for Retirement The retirement you saw your grandparents or even your parents live through will likely not be the retirement you choose for yourself. Consider the following: In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years. Only 100,000 Americans lived to…

Top 11 Ways to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft

Almost every day we hear stories from families affected by some form of fraud.  According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft is one of the most commonly reported types of fraud.  Here are some suggestions for staying out of harm’s way, and a few of them might surprise you. 1. Credit Cards are…

May 2019 Viridian Market Update

By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder Market Commentary May 22, 2019 Summary:  Considerably more money has been flowing into bonds recently than into global equity (stock) markets.  That, plus continuing trade war escalation and some borderline indicators, are keeping us underweight equities in our Viridian Conservative and Viridian Balanced model portfolios. Although…

Is it time to change financial advisers?

Written by Adriel Tam, CEO and Founding Shareholder. The original article is published on MarketWatch. To read the full article, click here.

Concentrated Stock Positions White Paper

We are excited to present a very informative and concise White Paper written by Marcus Dusenbury, Financial Advisor and Stock Option Specialist. To read the complete White Paper, click below:

Who Cares About Social Responsibility?

If You Care, Maybe You Should do Business with Others Who Care, Too. Written by Shannon McCarty, Director of Marketing I often say, “People like doing business with people they know.”  We all find ourselves occasionally looking for a person or firm to hire, and it’s natural to turn to business colleagues, friends or family…

Why Losses Hurt More than Gains Feel Good: Part 2. Implications for Different Investors

Written by Bruce Yates, Financial Advisor and Founding Shareholder In Part 1 of this series, we saw how any loss of a given percentage requires a larger gain (sometimes much larger) to recoup what was lost.  This phenomenon is shown in the table below, with the right-hand column showing how much larger gains must be…

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