Monday, 19 November 2018 Dennis Doble
With Belichick at the helm, I always think that his process is his most valuable commodity. The Pats get off to slow starts quite often in my eyes, but their September team is often completely different from their December (and beyond team). They show progress and are constantly innovating. It’s great to think of your tax planning in a similar fashion. This year’s long-term plan could be affected by new legislation, newfound wealth, new transitions, etc.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 Dennis Doble
We want the best for our children. As the recent father of a newborn Madelyn, I can only imagine the stuff I will do in the short- and long-term so that she (and sister Shelby) can enjoy the best in life. We invest our time and love, and we also impart our knowledge. Through us, they learn about the world, values, and how to handle their money. In fact, studies show children’s money habits can be set by the tender age of 7.
In honor of Coach Belichick and the Patriots unheralded run of success, we wanted to highlight some great lessons that they can teach us about investing:
The Pats do a great job of ignoring the media and controversy that they try to create. The sky is always falling, yet the Pats have shown a long-term history of success. The same is true in the investment markets. We term it Headline Risk - see this video from DFA. There is always something to be concerned about. In the media, fear and drama sell, whether it’s about the Presidency, Gronk’s retirement prospects, Y2K, or the latest TB12 drama. How many football teams would have made it through ‘Deflategate’ and won the Super Bowl? One.
Our work is fun and extremely gratifying. Each passing year seems better than the last. Thanks for your commitment to our firm’s process and philosophies. Special thanks to the CPAs, Attorneys, and friends that introduced new people to the firm. We welcomed many “nearly-retired” couples, retirees, and closely-held businesses to the firm in 2017. To better and more efficiently serve you, we continue to evolve. Here are some recent updates that are worth sharing: