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OUR BLOG: Vertex Insights

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The Price We Pay

When we sit down with clients, we work hard to learn all we can about their goals and priorities. As much as we can allow, we want the financial planning process to be a collaborative effort. As part of that planning process—a part that never leaves—we must continuously assess our plan’s progress toward our goals. This includes an understanding of how prepared we are for what we call Black Swan events.

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Joe’s Coffee: A Diversification Story

There’s a famous ice cream shop down by the beach…one that’s been there for over 20 years. One day, as I rolled in with my 2 children, I ran into the owner– an unassuming, portly gentleman named Joe. I’ve seen Joe numerous times over the years, and while we have always been cordial, we’ve never had any in-depth conversation. But, today, was a little different.

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Risk: A Major Disconnect for some Investors (Pt. 1)

One of the most common words used in the investment world is risk. Of course, seasoned financial professionals will often qualify the term with a descriptor so that we get things like: market risk, interest rate risk, company risk, reinvestment risk, etc. In fact, the number of ways that risk can be broken down into specifics is somewhat overwhelming, especially if you’re a novice in the investment world.

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