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A Look Back on 2019

Posted on: January 23, 2020| Posted by: Jon Powell | Tax Efficiency, Current Events

It’s been an incredible decade in the US stock market that was capped off by a 2019 which saw returns on the S&P 500 exceed 30%. While US large[…]

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Your New Decade To Do List

Posted on: January 7, 2020| Posted by: Jon Powell | Charitable Giving, Financial Planning

A New Year (a new decade) is an opportunity to get things in order and make improvements. Every article published this week and last is a list of[…]

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How to Protect What's Yours - While You're Alive

Posted on: November 25, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Financial Planning

In our world, a great deal of time is spent having discussions over the proper ways to perform estate planning tasks. This can be as simple as[…]

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What Are The Ways A Financial Advisor Gets Paid?

Posted on: November 6, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Fiduciary Financial Advice

Fee transparency has been a hot-button issue in the financial advising community over the past few years. High profile stories of unsavory compensation[…]

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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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