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by Jeff C. Johnson


Holiday Season Advice: Teach Your Children

Some of the best money wisdom I've learned over the last nearly 40 years came from my clients who were parents and grandparents: If you can't earn it and you can't accumulate it, then you won’t be able to keep it if you are lucky enough to inherit it. By observation, I've learned this to...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

My friend “Wilbur,” who isn’t a client of my firm, reached out to me the other day. He asked about buying and selling stocks using popular online trading platforms. Wilbur is a young man, and he’s successfully growing a career. We’ve discussed investments and financial planning topics in the past. I supported his idea of...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Live and Invest Confidently

In a recent post, I outlined a six-step approach to saving and building wealth. The last step in that process is “Have a Plan” and put it in writing. If you are a Buckingham Strategic Wealth client, your written plan is called an Investment Policy Statement. This carefully constructed document spells out how your portfolio...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


The Things You Can Control

During a difficult period of time in my life, a wise counselor told me, “Jeff, there are two kinds of things in the world, those you can’t do anything about, and those that you can do something about.” Think only about the ones you can affect and you’ll save a lot of time and energy....

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by Jeff C. Johnson


The Keys to Wealth Are W.E.A.L.T.H.

Sticking to a plan works better when it is simple, makes sense, and is easy to remember. For savers and investors just getting started, here’s a six-step program to implement and follow. W stands for Worthwhile Goal. Begin by developing the discipline to start saving and investing and discover your “why.” If you haven’t seen...

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