Category: Financial Planning

An Excellent Last 12 Months for Investors

The past 12 months ending February 13, 2017 have been particularly good for our investors, the aggregate return being +17.34%. The calculation used to determine our clients’ aggregate return is called the internal rate of return. It is cash flow specific, and is net of all fees and expenses. It represents the average return experienced by our investors during the period. Shown… Read more →

Quick Note February 2, 2017 – Schwab Trading Costs, IRS Resources.

Schwab reduces trading costs. Many of the core holdings that we employ for the benefit of our clients are traded without commissions. However, some of the holdings that we prefer can only be traded with commissions. Schwab has now reduced their commission rate on these trades. Going forward our clients who choose electronic document delivery will pay just $6.95 to… Read more →

Quick Note January 8 2017

Clients and regular readers of this blog know that I believe that knowledge (“tecknowledgey”) is accelerating. As we collectively learn more and more about our world, new life-improving possibilities come into view virtually every day. (Sort of a pun there.) Some are truly life changing, some less so, but significant just the same. I would take just a few minutes of your… Read more →

Safer Cars and Less Safe Pensions.

First a bit about safer cars. If you have read my blog posts you know that I expect transportation to change dramatically during the next 5 to10 years. I expect costs to be substantially reduced. I have mentioned the Uber effect. I have mentioned my niece in Chicago who uses Uber to get around town. I was with her recently, and she… Read more →