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Social Security Retirement Income (SSRI) provides a safety net for Americans. SSRI is also divisive–many people feel like it won’t be around when they need it! Read on to learn about how much SSRI pays, to whom, and a high-level overview of how it works. Did you know that in the year 2022: The average...
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couple planning together
We carefully build a portfolio of investments with the combined experience and education of our in-house investment committee plus two different research teams: Athena Invest and iMGP, (formerly known as Litman Gregory). The academic research shows: More than 90% of the variability of an investment portfolio is due to asset allocation. The average return for...
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Generations Family Smiling Together
Uncle James passed away a few years after becoming our client. With James, and all of our clients, we follow a slow, get-to-know-you process: Our discovery process Financial planning Asset allocation and portfolio maintenance Because we take it slow, we get to know our clients at a meaningful level. We talk with our clients as...
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Recently, our expert network team discussed a best-selling book, Die with Zero, by Bill Perkins. This is the first in a series of podcasts about leaving a legacy. I hope you enjoy listening to them! You can catch us anywhere you listen to podcasts: Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and more. Bill Perkins book argues that we...
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photo of man reviewing best posts of this year
  What a year it has been! It’s hard to pick the most distinctive moment of this year as the economy has been unexpectedly rocky, due to both domestic and international events. All along, we’ve published our weekly Periscope to provide up-to-date commentary on the latest twists and turns relative to your portfolio and long-term...
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coworkers discussing finance
With so many investments down in 2022, we at A&I are working harder than ever to make prudent long-term investment decisions in our client’s best interests. Among the work we are doing is to go out and visit the mutual fund and other investment managers who we work with. This year, I have visited with...
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Join us for a chance to talk with Shelly Slocum, author of an Amazon #1 New Release book, Love and Inspiration from Mom.  Shelly will share her publishing journey and how she was able to turn her family’s lemons into a top-selling book with the foreword written by Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup...
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couple smiling over finances
Read this Periscope to learn more about one interesting benefit of having a financial planner that you might not have thought of before: mental health. Also, scroll down to link to thoughts about inflation, the economy and the death of the 60/40 portfolio. For many people, money is a source of stress and anxiety. This...
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Read this Periscope to learn more about the value of hiring a financial planner. Also, check the website for a video to learn more about the nuanced ways to measure and attempt to predict inflation, and about the tools that the Federal Reserve uses to reduce inflation! Financial planning is more than investment management As...
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Budgeting and inflation
  Read this post for more information about inflation and the US dollar. Be sure to join us on May 19 for this week’s Lunch & Learn to learn about inflation from one of our key investment partners. Click here to RSVP. Inflation defies tradition A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal summarizes a...
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