October 30, 2019 Find Your Niche, Spread Your Passion!
It is interesting to go through your career to see changes, the evolution and those ah ha moments. What a ride! When you find that sweet spot in your career you tend to look back to see how those past puzzle pieces all fit together that lead you here, to RIGHT NOW! When you find that sweet spot, spread your passion (investor relations happens to be mine) and use that positive energy to lift people up! That, my friends is what will bring us together to make us all successful!
Strategic Alliances + integrity = success!
August 8, 2019 It’s Captain Obvious Time!
Captain Obvious; sad but true…..
Behavioral Finance – why your client makes the decisions they do
Financial Literacy – Interpreting the financial lingo; what all those terms REALLY mean aka COMMUNICATION
Fiduciary responsibility – Ethics and Integrity
These trendy buzz words should be a part of every person’s DNA makeup who works with other people’s money. It should not take training and regulations. Alas, Captain Obvious must be the reminder!
August 1, 2019 FED? Sheep?
I read a response to the Fed rate cut: “What the Market wanted to hear from Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve was that this was the beginning of a lengthy and aggressive rate-cutting cycle which would keep pace with China, the European Union and other countries around the world.” ARE THEY NUTS?? That hasn’t worked for those countries, why in the world would it work for the USA?? We are not SHEEP! We are a powerful country that should set the standard, lead the way, pay attention to, learn from, and not follow, the mistakes that are being made, over a cliff! What is that definition of insanity….?
July 9, 2019 What they don’t tell you about marketing
Marketing material will never gain you an account or an investor but it sure can disqualify you from one!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM YEARS PAST:
December 15, 2017 It’s been 6 years, I think I am finally ready to share.
My father kept an ongoing Christmas list of sorts in his briefcase: What Money Can’t Buy was published several times.
Here it is, long but worth the read on what to focus on that is truly important.
- Buy whatever kids are selling in their front yards.
- Smile a lot; it costs nothing and is beyond price.
- Become someone’s hero.
- Marry only for love.
- Count your blessings.
- Cherish your children for what they are, not what you would like them to be.
- Give people the benefit of the doubt.
- Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.
- Take a kid to the zoo.
- Don’t miss the magic.
- Don’t use time or words carelessly; they can never be retrieved.
- Don’t be afraid to say I’m sorry.
- Never underestimate the power of a kind word.
- Laugh a lot. Say “please” a lot. Say “thank you” a lot.
- Be silly.
- Sing with children.
- Listen to children.
- Take the scenic route.
- Every day, look for some small way to improve someone’s life.
- Be there when you are needed.
- Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
- Don’t expect life to be free.
- Lie on your back and look up at the stars.
- Be modest, a lot was accomplished before you were born.
- Take good care of those you love.
- Watch It’s a Wonderful Life every Christmas
- Keep your promises.
- Don’t major in minor things.
- Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
- Be romantic.
- Be kinder than necessary.
- Play with children.
- Smell the roses.
Thank you Dad. You were truly one of a kind and are missed.
4/17/2017 Athlete Video: Interpreting the Financial Lingo
I do hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season! *This includes all ethnic groups, religious groups, genders, and sexual preferences to stay politically correct of course. Oh God I do hope I did not forget anyone.
With the hustle and bustles of the holiday season over, it is back to 5 day work weeks, client strategy planning and gathering tax docs. First project of 2017 and I have a need to vent! I have a client who has been with a certain firm for 15 years. The firm has merged with another ’boutique’ financial firm in the not too distant past. All the client wants to do is liquidate a fairly substantial amount of his precious metal holdings and have a check sent to him. It is my job to get this done for my client.
Hurdle #1) Said (original) firm no longer does this for the account holder so account holder must find a new middleman. Oh no firm can’t give any referrals!
Hurdle #2) Open new account with middleman that will act as a “pass through” account to do transactions. Oh and they need a new POA from client so they, middleman(s), can talk to me even though they have a direct relationship with original Said firm! Client not happy….and getting grumpy. Ta da all done! Assets sold proceeds go back to original Said firm from middleman.
Hurdle #3 Getting client his proceeds. Which form which form??!! Are you kidding….Said (original) firm says…well, we no longer offer that type of account that you have had with us for 15 years so we have to finagle an IRA Distribution form to get his money out of an account that he has had for well over a decade…that is NOT AN IRA! We started this project on Jan. 3, 2017 and…we’re not done yet!
My question(s): Is there a firm out there that truly wants their clients to understand all this financial lingo? Where is a firm that problem solves for clients who just want what is already theirs? Is there one? Do they need someone who is really good at it? Call me @ 518-221-2806
12/27/2015 Welcome 2016!
12/20/2015 It’s Christmas Time!!
6/7/2015 History has been made!!
A huge congratulations to all the connections of American Pharoah who has won the 2015 Triple Crown! A feat unlike any other in the sports world, 1 shot, 1 year, no returning champions or brackets or elimination rounds. True class, grit, heart, talent, and yes, luck! All athletes should tip their hats to a true champion!
5/18/2015 ESPN INTERVIEW
If you do something for the right reason NOTHING can stop you! Let’s rock ‘n roll!