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Spring 2016 – Newsletter

The Global Economy Giveth and Taketh Away - When my sister was 15 years old, a neighbor commented to my father that kids grow up so fast these days, having just seen my sister drive around the neighborhood a day earlier. It seems that she had made a copy of my father’s car keys, took to the streets of Manhattan and taught herself how to drive without my parents’ knowledge - at least, that is, until our neighbor spilled the beans. Continue reading

Winter 2016 – Newsletter

Never let the other fellow set the agenda - James Baker, Former White House Chief of Staff I was never a great athlete. Sure, I played football, baseball and ran track in high school, but I batted 7th and ran third leg in the relays. I fared a little better at tennis, having signed up for a class in college where I learned about a place on the court called “no man’s land”, which is the area above the baseline and behind the service line. Continue reading

Fall 2015 – Newsletter

Is the 529 Plan the Best Way to Save for College? Parents understand from the day their children are born that college is both necessary and very expensive. It has long been assumed that the 529 is the best way to save for their education, but that may or may not be the case. Continue reading

Summer 2015 – Newsletter

I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead – Cornelius VanderbiltWhen I was a kid we used to ride our bikes in the middle of the street because people would hide in between parked cars and close line us as we rode by to steal our ten speed contraptions. It was ingenious, although they should have just gone to grad school – we only lived a mile away from Wall Street. Continue reading

Winter 2015 – Newsletter

Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in. - Michael Corleone, Godfather III - When my sister was 15 years old, a neighbor commented to my father that kids grow up so fast these days, having just seen my sister drive around the neighborhood a day earlier. It seems that she had made a copy of my father’s car keys, took to the streets of Manhattan and taught herself how to drive without my parents’ knowledge - at least, that is, until our neighbor spilled the beans. Continue reading

Fall 2014 – Newsletter

The correction we’ve all been waiting for? I once read that you attract what you fear. Nevertheless, recent market volatility had some investors scared to death. And since we’re old enough to remember 2008, many wondered if this was the correction we’ve all been waiting for? Continue reading

Spring 2014 – Newsletter

Last month I went to Las Vegas with three guys I grew up with in New York to maintain bonds built 35 years ago on stickball games and good pizza. It was an odd destination because I don’t gamble, although I did read about the different strategies before I started buying chips. It turns out that Craps gives players the best odds available in the house, allowing them to hedge their bets and limit the bleeding. Continue reading

Winter 2014 – Newsletter

The high stakes of lower oil prices. It seems that Santa Claus came to town early this year, spreading his joy and lowering oil prices. Thumbs up for pain relief at the pump, even if it has broad implications on the dollar’s role as the reserve currency. Continue reading

Summer 2013 – Newsletter

The Washington Post recently ran an article describing the residual pain suffered by retired football players in the wake of their violent NFL careers. One player after another recounted tales of collisions, paychecks and pain killers, quite the lethal combination. Continue reading

Winter 2013 – Newsletter

Over Thanksgiving dinner I told my dad that self-employment was no easy task – it turns out that starting a wealth management firm is not for the faint of heart. But my dad is a poor candidate for sympathy, and so he told me that if I wanted to make grown man decisions I had to pay the grown man price, and then he asked me to pass the gravy. Continue reading



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