Articles Showing articles written by: Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co. Wealth Management

Systems achieve investment goals

We’ve all been told that it’s important to have goals in life. Whether it’s a continuation of your lifestyle in retirement, starting a new business or running a marathon, it is important to have a vision of the future achievement of your goals. Picture yourself living the lifestyle you desire in retirement, crossing that finish...

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Don’t let your emotions derail your dream lifestyle

The 2017 DALBAR study of investor behavior has been released and it compares the returns of the average investor with the average returns of the investment markets. And guess what—the average investor isn’t doing so well. He or she has averaged a 3.6 percent return over the last 10 years in stock funds as compared to the S&P 500...

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Money matters: Out of control

Don’t worry about the things you can’t control and concentrate on the things you can. With the markets reaching all-time highs, many people are wondering how long it might be before they retreat, how far they might decline, and how long they might be down. They are wondering what might cause the markets to decline. These are unknown...

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Proposed rule to put investors first is scuttled

On Friday, February 3, a new rule set to take effect on April 1 was suspended by President Trump. That rule would have made it mandatory that securities and insurance salesmen put the interests of investors first when recommending products and giving “advice.” The rule, known as the Fiduciary Rule, would have forced salesmen to...

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"Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance"

Many craftsmen have heard the statement, “prior proper planning prevents poor performance” countless times in their training. It goes along with, “measure twice, cut once” and is just as appropriate in personal financial planning. With proper planning, you minimize costly mistakes and avoid panic when temporary disasters strike. There...

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