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Illustration by Elizabeth Koch

September 29, 2023

I don’t know about you, dear reader, but lately it seems the volume of spam I have been receiving has ballooned wildly. Spam certainly was not born with the advent of the internet and has been a reality of the connected world even before most households had an AOL installation disc arrive in the mail. Remember chain letters? However, just this year I have noticed more and more phishing emails are getting through the spam blocker on both personal and professional inboxes.

Risk is What You Don’t See

September 26, 2023

While known risks like recessions are widely discussed, the most consequential risks may be those not currently on our radar. Dylan Potter, Vice President and Wealth Manager at Howe & Rusling, shares a story from his time as a U.S. Army Ranger detailing how the most perilous risks often go unnoticed and how this applies to your portfolio.

A Case For Aging Happily

September 11, 2023

Whether it’s reading neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta’s Keep Sharp, or listening to Dr. Peter Attia (author of Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity) on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, a favorite podcast of mine, or simply contemplating the many conversations I have with the older people and clients in my life on a daily basis, I have been devouring everything I can on this complex and interesting topic.

Illustration by Elizabeth Koch

August 25, 2023

With earnings season winding down and this week's relatively light economic calendar, the talk of the week has been around Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole which is underway as of the publishing of this article. One of these days, speeches by Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) members and monetary policy decisions may once again be humdrum affairs which don't compel regular newsletter updates, but that time has not yet come.

Market Outlook Summer 2023

August 11, 2023

The phrase “if it is not one thing, it is another” implies that when dealing with financial markets and the economy, there is often a continuous cycle of challenges or issues. It suggests that as one problem is addressed, another one arises. This statement reflects the dynamic and ever-changing nature of financial markets and the economy.

The Auriga’s Whisper

August 4, 2023

In ancient Rome, the generals who returned from victorious military campaigns were celebrated with grand parades, known as triumphs. After arriving home, the Roman general would also be given a slave, known as an Auriga, by the Roman Senate. Each Auriga was charged with a simple task: as the victory parade progressed through the streets of Rome, every so often, whisper in the general’s ear, “Memento Homo.”

Illustration by Elizabeth Koch

July 31, 2023

Is it the best of times or the worst of times in the economy? It seems to depend on what data you review. On the negative side of the scale, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index is deeply negative, and the US Treasury yield curve is deeply inverted. We have not seen such stark indicators without a resulting recession in the last 50 years. On the other side of the scale, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices are up double digits year-to-date while the unemployment rate is still historically low and inflation, as measured by the year-over-year Consumer Price Index…

The Tapestry of Tennis

July 21, 2023

Two first-time Wimbledon champions were crowned last week, the oldest tennis tournament in the world (1877!). Carlos Alcaraz defeated seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, and Marketa Vondrousova became the first unseeded woman to ever win.

Discover Retirement in Boise, Idaho: Affordable Living, Outdoor Adventures, and a Warm Community

July 14, 2023

Boise, Idaho is becoming an increasingly popular choice for retirees due to its affordable cost of living, outdoor recreation opportunities, and welcoming community. With a population of just over 230,000, Boise offers a laid-back, small-town feel with all the amenities of a larger city. In this article, we'll explore what makes Boise a great place to retire, including its recreation activities, culture, and some affordability information.