Category: TechKnowledgey

Technology is really about new knowledge. And new knowledge can benefit all of humankind.

Just A Few Things.

If you are an investment client of Financial Planning Associates, Inc., your preliminary 3rd quarter reports have been posted in your secure web portal. During the quarter our clients’ investment accounts increased in value by an aggregate average amount of 2.35%. Our most aggressively managed portfolio increased by 9.22% during the quarter. The average increase during the past 12 months… Read more →

Healthcare, Blockchain, Quarterlies, and More.

Our financial planning clients know that one of the great concerns during financial independence (retirement) is the uncertainty regarding healthcare costs. In fact, for the past twenty years or so we have modeled healthcare costs using a 6% annual inflation rate, twice the general rate of 3%. I still recommend this, however, there is the possibility that new technologies can… Read more →

A Note About Inflation

A note about inflation. For quite a few years now, some experts have predicted great inflation due to the easy money policies of the Fed since the Great Recession. For example, Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s recently appointed Director of the National Economic Council said the following in response to a question during an interview published in Townhall.com on May 5,… Read more →

Now Women, That’s A Whole ‘Nuther Thang!

Now women, that’s a whole ‘nuther thang! — Keb’ Mo’ Keb’ Mo’ is a blues singer, a Grammy Award winning blues singer. Like most blues singers he writes songs that are unpretentious, down to earth. Songs like the one named above. Question: Very interesting, Carl, but what does that have to do with my financial plan? Answer: It might have… Read more →

Our investors have done well!

Our investors continue to gain on inflation! During the third quarter of 2017 our investors’ portfolios, in the aggregate have increased in value by 4.12%. The average annualized return for our investors during the past 5 years has been +5.31%. The precise rate of inflation during the past 5 years is not yet known, but a good estimate would be about… Read more →