Thinking Forward – So much to be thankful for in America

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Thinking Forward - So much to be thankful for in America

Post written by Brian Paulsen | Personal Wealth Manager

It has been an interesting few months. A lot of division, a large portion of the US unhappy and concerned about the future with the election outcome, the media doing its best to convince us of our eminent decline. The markets did not collapse, the sun did come up, and we continue to be the beacon of hope to the world. Why? Because what makes America great is not our politicians, it is each of us.

My family comes from the heart of the Midwest, rural North Dakota. My parents both grew up on farms and worked the land. My dad’s family grew up in a town of 110 people in Luverne, ND. The town was comprised of farmers and centered around a grain elevator on a railroad line. My dad’s family didn’t have indoor plumbing until the mid 1960’s (for those of you who are curious the average low temperature in Luverne, ND in January is -1F).

The families of Luverne lived without but when my dad talks about growing up there he fondly remembers the simple life. My grandparents were not wealthy. They were hard working, family oriented people who loved their community. They had goals for their kids to have more opportunity than they had, and as such put their nose to the grindstone, worked extremely hard, and saved not for themselves but for their children. Nearly every family in that small town sent their kids to college. Many became doctors, lawyers, engineers. They were family stewards with ambitions for their family and love that drove them.

It doesn’t seem possible that was only 50 years ago. Since then we’ve landed on the moon, invented computers, the internet (Thank you Al Gore), cars that drive themselves. Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Netflix didn’t exist 15 years ago. All started by entrepreneurs with a spark and driven by American work ethic. Inventions in energy, health care, and technology have set a foundation for tremendous future growth and opportunity in the United States and abroad.

Will there be bumps along the way? Certainly! But the great thing about American’s is when a bump presents itself, we see an opportunity to be entrepreneurial. Who would have thought 15 years ago, that in 2016 we would become an exporter of oil. We saw a need for energy independence and in a relatively short time period invented techniques to harvest previously unavailable oil and developed battery technology that is driving new companies like Tesla.

So this week, as my family gathers around the Thanksgiving dinner table, I will be thankful for the sacrifices my parents and grandparents made to lay the foundation for my family. I look forward with optimism and embrace the opportunities we have to lay the foundation for our children and grandchildren. America has been great and will remain great because of our citizens, not our politicians. We have so much to be thankful for… Happy Thanksgiving!!!

In case you are experiencing a bump in the road with your turkey preparation, I have included my favorite turkey recipe below. If you try it, I’d love to hear what your family thought. Send and email to Brian Paulsen (BrianP@RetireWithTrue.com). If you have a favorite turkey recipe I'd love to hear from you. Send it in and your culinary wisdom may get featured in a future blog post.

Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey

Ingredients

Turkey Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate molasses
  • 3/4 cup prepared horseradish, drained
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

Turkey:

  • 1 (about 15 pounds) fresh turkey
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock or low-sodium canned broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Whisk together pomegranate molasses, horseradish, mustard, salt, and coarsely ground black pepper. Set aside and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before using to allow the flavors to meld.

Remove the neck, heart and gizzard from inside of the turkey. Rinse the bird inside and out with cold water and pat dry. Rub the entire surface of the bird with the butter and season well with salt and pepper. Place breast-up on a rack in a large roasting pan. Roast for about 45 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting, basting with some of the chicken stock every 15 minutes, for about 1 hour, 15 minutes longer. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh should register 160 degrees F.)

During the last 15 minutes of roasting, stop basting with the chicken stock and brush the entire turkey with 1 cup of the pomegranate glaze. Remove the turkey from the oven, brush with the remaining glaze, loosely tent and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey Recipie is from the Food Network!

Keep Thinking Forward and have a great week!

Second Opinion

In no-load funds, you don’t pay to get bad advice. Or good advice.

Maybe, like a lot of people over the last few years, you invested in no-load mutual funds or stocks or exchange traded funds. You didn't feel you needed any professional advice… and so you didn't pay for it.

These days, you may be having second thoughts. Uncertain, unsettled markets have a way of generating lots of second thoughts. We at True Private Wealth Management are professional investment advisors. And, we would like to make you an interesting offer. From 8:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. every morning, we offer a cup of coffee, and a second opinion.

If you have an investment that really concerns you—and can't, or just don't want to, seek advice from the folks you bought the investment from—come in and see us.

If we can offer an intelligent opinion, we will. If not, we’ll tell you that, too. If we think you made a good investment, we’ll tell you so, and send you on your way. If we think you'd be better advised to own something else, we’ll tell you why.

No cost. No obligation. And the coffee’s on us! Call today for more information. (913) 653-8783.

Timing Is Everything

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Investment advice offered through TRUE Alpha Solutions, LLC dba TRUE Private Wealth Management, a registered investment advisor in the State of Kansas. For more information or to speak to one of our personal wealth managers call us at  (855) 653-8783 Toll-Free  (913) 653-8783 Local or  Click Here to Send an Email!
"Yesterday's the past. tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." - Bill Keane

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Thinking Forward – So much to be thankful for in America

Post written by Brian Paulsen | Personal Wealth Manager

It has been an interesting few months. A lot of division, a large portion of the US unhappy and concerned about the future with the election outcome, the media doing its best to convince us of our eminent decline. The markets did not collapse, the sun did come up, and we continue to be the beacon of hope to the world. Why? Because what makes America great is not our politicians, it is each of us.

My family comes from the heart of the Midwest, rural North Dakota. My parents both grew up on farms and worked the land. My dad’s family grew up in a town of 110 people in Luverne, ND. The town was comprised of farmers and centered around a grain elevator on a railroad line. My dad’s family didn’t have indoor plumbing until the mid 1960’s (for those of you who are curious the average low temperature in Luverne, ND in January is -1F).

The families of Luverne lived without but when my dad talks about growing up there he fondly remembers the simple life. My grandparents were not wealthy. They were hard working, family oriented people who loved their community. They had goals for their kids to have more opportunity than they had, and as such put their nose to the grindstone, worked extremely hard, and saved not for themselves but for their children. Nearly every family in that small town sent their kids to college. Many became doctors, lawyers, engineers. They were family stewards with ambitions for their family and love that drove them.

It doesn’t seem possible that was only 50 years ago. Since then we’ve landed on the moon, invented computers, the internet (Thank you Al Gore), cars that drive themselves. Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Netflix didn’t exist 15 years ago. All started by entrepreneurs with a spark and driven by American work ethic. Inventions in energy, health care, and technology have set a foundation for tremendous future growth and opportunity in the United States and abroad.

Will there be bumps along the way? Certainly! But the great thing about American’s is when a bump presents itself, we see an opportunity to be entrepreneurial. Who would have thought 15 years ago, that in 2016 we would become an exporter of oil. We saw a need for energy independence and in a relatively short time period invented techniques to harvest previously unavailable oil and developed battery technology that is driving new companies like Tesla.

So this week, as my family gathers around the Thanksgiving dinner table, I will be thankful for the sacrifices my parents and grandparents made to lay the foundation for my family. I look forward with optimism and embrace the opportunities we have to lay the foundation for our children and grandchildren. America has been great and will remain great because of our citizens, not our politicians. We have so much to be thankful for… Happy Thanksgiving!!!

In case you are experiencing a bump in the road with your turkey preparation, I have included my favorite turkey recipe below. If you try it, I’d love to hear what your family thought; email me, Brian Paulsen (BrianP@RetireWithTrue.com). If you have a favorite turkey recipe I’d love to hear from you. Send it in and your culinary wisdom may get featured in a future blog post.


Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey

Ingredients

Turkey Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate molasses
  • 3/4 cup prepared horseradish, drained
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

Turkey:

  • 1 (about 15 pounds) fresh turkey
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock or low-sodium canned broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Whisk together pomegranate molasses, horseradish, mustard, salt, and coarsely ground black pepper. Set aside and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before using to allow the flavors to meld.

Remove the neck, heart and gizzard from inside of the turkey. Rinse the bird inside and out with cold water and pat dry. Rub the entire surface of the bird with the butter and season well with salt and pepper. Place breast-up on a rack in a large roasting pan. Roast for about 45 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting, basting with some of the chicken stock every 15 minutes, for about 1 hour, 15 minutes longer. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh should register 160 degrees F.)

During the last 15 minutes of roasting, stop basting with the chicken stock and brush the entire turkey with 1 cup of the pomegranate glaze. Remove the turkey from the oven, brush with the remaining glaze, loosely tent and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey Recipie is from the Food Netword!

Keep Thinking Forward and have a great week!

Second Opinion

Second Opinion

In no-load funds, you don’t pay to get bad advice. Or good advice.

Maybe, like a lot of people over the last few years, you invested in no-load mutual funds or stocks or exchange traded funds. You didn’t feel you needed any professional advice… and so you didn’t pay for it.

These days, you may be having second thoughts. Uncertain, unsettled markets have a way of generating lots of second thoughts. We at True Private Wealth Management are professional investment advisors. And, we would like to make you an interesting offer. From 8:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. every morning, we offer a cup of coffee, and a second opinion.

If you have an investment that really concerns you—and can’t, or just don’t want to, seek advice from the folks you bought the investment from—come in and see us.

If we can offer an intelligent opinion, we will. If not, we’ll tell you that, too. If we think you made a good investment, we’ll tell you so, and send you on your way. If we think you’d be better advised to own something else, we’ll tell you why.

No cost. No obligation. And the coffee’s on us! Call today for more information. (913) 653-8783.

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Clients & Friends

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