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4 Programs to Help With Financial Situations

One of the things we do here at Coyle is put together various kinds of programs to help people through different major issues. In fact, we have four separate programs available that you can either take or download to assist you with a variety of financial situations.

Financial Trust

Many times each day, you and I are asked to put our trust in something or someone, implicitly or explicitly.  For example, we assume that all of the gadgets we rely on will work flawlessly, such as the alarm clock, stove, microwave oven, coffee pot, toaster, TV set, automobile, air-conditioning, refrigerator, smart phone, lap top.  Every ad we see on TV, hear on the radio or see on billboards asks us to

Want to Avoid Un-Retirement?

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” That’s a famous line from Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino in Godfather III. I know you remember that line and, believe it or not, it has a lot to do with un-retirement.

What to Listen to on the Beach

Summertime.  For some of us, that means vacation: long road trips, spending time at the beach, camping or at a cabin in the woods.  In addition to packing sunscreen or tick repellant, we also think about what to read or listen to during those leisure hours.

Investing When We Don’t Know the Future

We humans hate uncertainty.  Deep down, we want to know how things are going to turn out.   We day-dream about winning the lottery, having the perfect job, enjoying the perfect vacation (with selfies to prove it), buying the perfect house, getting the perfect exam score.  But, because we really can’t control the future, we also worry:  will I ever meet the perfect spouse?  Will the exam results be negative?  Will my children live happy lives?  Will there ever be world peace?  Once and for all, is drinking coffee (or eating eggs) truly good for us?

Some Thoughts About Pain

Pain is one of the universal facts of our existence.  We’ve all experienced it.  And pain is not just physical; it includes psychological and emotional pain as well.  Reflect for a moment on your most painful experiences.  Vivid scenes often come to mind, as do the sights and sounds in great detail (thankfully, our recollection of the actual pain is greatly diminished over time).  Is it any wonder that we go to such great lengths to avoid it or to get relief from it?

Declining Stock Valuations: Four Things to Consider

In the aftermath of the recent stock market volatility, market observers and financial media pundits were quick to attribute causes: fear of the Federal Reserve raising short-term interest rates too high, computerized trends following trading algorithms, an economic slowdown in China, the U.S. economy heading into a recession, Brexit, a slowdown in corporate earnings (just to name a few).

Keep Calm and Carry On

As of November 20th, the U.S. stock market is flat year-to-date, having given up all gains for the year.  The story for foreign stock markets is worse, down double-digits for the year. After one of the calmest years on record in 2017, this year has seen volatility return with a vengeance with two market declines greater than 10% from a previous market high.

Cryptocurrency Confusion

Remember the 1850s through 1900, when people travelled west to California, then ultimately to the Klondike to search for gold and strike it rich? Very few of them ended up finding enough gold to make any money. Most of them went bust and had a pretty rough time. This is kind of what is happening right now with cryptocurrencies, and blockchain in particular. There’s a lot of confusion, and there is money to be made, but very carefully. So, let’s break it down a bit.

The Rule of 72

NCIS is a show that’s been on for about 14 years, and the actor Mark Harmon plays a character called Gibbs on the show. Gibbs has all these rules he operates on. There’s Rule 12 where you don’t do this, or Rule 15 where you always do that, and many other rules that he brings up throughout the show. Gibbs’ rules remind me of something in the financial world that helps make life a little simpler: The Rule of 72.

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