Discovering Your Goals

Discovering Your Goals

In financial planning, goals are an essential piece of a comprehensive financial plan. While some might assume that financial planning is mostly mathematics, spreadsheets, and forecasts, these elements are really just tools to develop the picture of how to get from...
Buffett’s New Buys

Buffett’s New Buys

Quint sits down with the folks from CNBC to discuss Warren Buffett’s new buys of Chevron and Verizon. (Full disclosure Joule Financial clients own both)    
Debt…It’s Really That Simple

Debt…It’s Really That Simple

OK listen up because I’m only going to say this once. Well, maybe that’s not true as it is going to become my mantra now for anyone who will listen. Not a day goes by I don’t think about the current economic environment we’re in. I know that sounds like a complete...
Goals Are Key

Goals Are Key

In another recent article, I discussed three key attributes of financial planning. One of these attributes of a successful financial plan is that it’s goal-oriented. Simply put for a financial plan, like almost any other type of plan in life, to be most useful it...
You Know How this Works!

You Know How this Works!

I’ve been in this game now for over 20 years. In reality, that’s nothing compared to the more than 200 years we’ve been exchanging stock ownership in this country. That being said, I’ve been around enough to know how these cycles work. Spoiler alert, if you’d rather...
A Financial GPS

A Financial GPS

A couple of times a year our family takes road trips to visit our extended family out of state. With two young kids it’s no small endeavor. So, after packing the minivan to its limits with all of the necessities and more, including countless bags of roadworthy high...
Distractions and Drama

Distractions and Drama

Distractions are everywhere. It is hard to go through a day without an ‘in-your-face’ headline. For some reason, I feel that when we only had 3 channels on our television, AM talk radio and the newspaper, we managed these distractions much better. Today however we...
What’s Missing from this Bubble

What’s Missing from this Bubble

Look, I get it. The trailing multiple for the S&P is over 38, much higher than the median historic average of just under 15. Other metrics such as price to sales, price to cash flow, p/c ratio and investor sentiment surveys suggest extreme optimism. You’d have to...
You Just Never Know…

You Just Never Know…

I had already gained at least 20 lbs. and had only been on the desk for a year. I could feel the additional weight with each step, but it didn’t stop me from walking across the street to the gas station for a candy bar and soda. It was 9 am but I didn’t care and just...