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Your Brain on Distressing Financial News

Posted on: October 17, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Behavioral Finance, Current Events

“How much pain has caused us the evils that have never happened?”

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The Federal Reserve & Me

Posted on: September 18, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events

Starting in December 2016, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) had been gradually increasing interest rates (specifically, the federal funds rate),[…]

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The Problem with Running to Cash When Times Get Tough

Posted on: May 24, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Behavioral Finance, Investment Decisions

Albert Einstein was said to have described compound interest as “the eighth wonder of the world” and that it is “the most powerful force in the[…]

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Non-Financial Advice to Help Achieve Financial Success

Posted on: October 2, 2018| Posted by: Jon Powell | Uncategorized

We believe that financial success will lead us to happiness. There’s the adage: “money can’t buy happiness” and broadly speaking, I agree with that.[…]

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Tuning Out the Noise

Posted on: August 28, 2018| Posted by: FJ Wealth Management | Videos
The right financial advisor plays a vital role in keeping investors focused on what really matters.
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Things to Think About Before Deciding to Payoff a Mortgage Early

Posted on: August 20, 2018| Posted by: Jon Powell | Behavioral Finance, Major Financial Decisions

Many view debt-free homeownership as an important step on the journey to financial freedom and, eventually, a successful retirement. As housing costs[…]

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Fee-Only Advisors and Incentives

Posted on: June 26, 2018| Posted by: Jon Powell | Financial Planning, Major Financial Decisions

Incentives are one of the most powerful economic forces in the world. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re looking at, you can typically draw a[…]

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Fixed Income Investing in an Era of Rising Interest Rates

Posted on: March 29, 2018| Posted by: Jon Powell | Behavioral Finance, Investment Decisions

Let's talk about bonds for a minute. Occasionally, we get asked about what the future prospects are for bond investors. Sometimes with the implication[…]

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Recent Market Volatility

Posted on: February 9, 2018| Posted by: Jon Powell | Behavioral Finance, Investment Decisions

It’s been grizzly out there. Times like these give me a chance to share my absolute favorite quote about markets. From Bill Bernstein’s book, he[…]

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It's Required Minimum Distribution Season

Posted on: December 18, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Tax Efficiency, Investment Decisions

It’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) season (or Minimum Required Distribution - MRD, same thing). Beginning the year an individual turns 70 ½[…]

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