Insurance

December 23, 2021

Investing in 2022: Trends to Watch

Today is a fascinating time for investors. Covid and the omicron variant are continuing to wreak havoc on public health, the labor market, the supply chain, and beyond. The world is driving toward cleaner energy. Big technology is bigger than ever. Inflation and rising prices are going strong. In this article, we’ll cover what we consider to be the top three trends to watch as we enter 2022 and our second calendar year of the pandemic.   Big Tech & Cryptocurrency According to CNBC in April 2021, investors put more money into stocks in the preceding five months than in […]
December 21, 2021

The Cobra Effect and Inflation

The Cobra Effect is an unintended consequence where unintended behavior is ignored, making a problem worse than it originally was. When Delhi India was under British rule in the late 1800s, Delhi was infested with Cobras. As a result, the British incentivized farmers and locals to kill cobras by paying them a bounty when they brought a dead cobra to them. This effort worked in the short-run, reducing the population of cobras in the area, but eventually it became hard to find cobras at all. Despite this, the people still wanted to make money from the bounty, and since there […]
August 2, 2016

Whole Life Insurance – It Just Plain Sucks

Yes, I said it. Whole Life Insurance Just Plain Sucks! My Mom always told me to never use that word.  That it’s not proper or nice to use.  And I agree, unless something really does suck.  And whole life fits the bill. From my seat as a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, many people have brought in their whole life statements over the years.  Typically they were sold their whole life policy by a college buddy that was just getting started and they wanted to help them out.  Others are successful business owners that needed some form of insurance and they were […]