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The Perils of Extrapolation

February 7, 2013

Several years ago, I spoke to a group in Jonesboro on “Five Financial Mistakes Smart People Make”.   One of the points I made was the mistake of extrapolating current trends into long-term trends.  An example I gave related...

Advisors Talking To Advisors

December 14, 2012

Advisors and the Emotional Burden Carl Richards, 10/18/2011, Morningstar.com "It will come as no surprise to you, but giving financial advice to real people can be emotionally trying. Real people aren't customers to be segmented. Real...

Technology and Grandchildren

November 21, 2012

Do you remember when you talked to your kids in baby talk?  You know, "Goo, goo" and "Gaa Gaa" while making faces and smiling like a Chessir cat.  Grandparents are even worse.  They have a PhD in grandbaby communication. ...

Too Many Choices

November 9, 2012

I buy my groceries at Kroger.  Often times I drive directly in front of the store on the way home from work.  So it’s not unusual to get a message from my wife asking me to pick something up on the way home.  Sometime back she...

The iPad

October 26, 2012

Sometimes an innovation comes along that is a real game-changer.  But change is difficult.  Because change is difficult, we fail to see the impact that real game-changing innovations has on our lives.  I think the Apple technology is...

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