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The part of our brain that deals with delayed and nbsp;gratification is shrinkingone magazine built a business around our collective desire to slow down and nbsp;

In today’s fast-paced world, in fact, and nbsp;Fourth Quarter 2013 Commentary. and nbsp;

Collectively, we want things now – and better than ever before. Scientists call this “impulsive” thinking and the world we live in rewards it immediately! Unfortunately, we often pay a long-term price. I know that when I get a chance to slow down, I find that all I really want to do is stay slowed down a little longer. . . perhaps you feel the same way.

It turns out, the more clearly we imagine ourselves in the future, the better we are at making non-impulsive decisions. The more we strengthen our hippocampus, the more gifts we give ourselves both financially and personally.

Here’s an exercise: Take time to paint a more clear picture of your future. What does having more money mean for you? Hold onto those clear images. Write them down. and nbsp;

With this in mind, I encourage you to read the recent commentary from our equity analyst team lead by Dr. Tom Howard at Athena Invest. and nbsp;While not all years deliver results like these, they sure do reward long-term investors. and nbsp;

Download Athena’s Latest Commentary:

If this commentary sparks your interest, consider attending our Lunch and amp; Learn event next and nbsp;Tuesday, February 25 at 11:30 at Maggianos and nbsp;in the Denver Tech Center to hear Dr. Howard speak about market fallacies and investor behavior. To RSVP, call our office at (303) 690-5070 or e-mail Courtney@assetsandincome.com.

As some of you know, Dr. Howard is a leader in Behavioral Portfolio Management. We had such a large response to our Lunch and amp; Learn event last month that we’ve invited him back for an encore presentation!

About the author

Karl Frank, Certified Financial Planner ®, MSF, MBA, MA, is the President of A&I Financial Services LLC, a local business that specializes in wealth management, insurance planning, and retirement planning. Karl cares for business owners and the businesses that care for them. Learn More about Karl.

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