Bitcoin Part II - Inflation Hedge financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals May 04, 2022

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I began Part I - New Asset Class with this statistic:  one in five people in the US have invested in or used cryptocurrency.  As Bitcoin becomes more widely accepted – indeed, Fidelity is offering it in 401K accounts – it is high time for...

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Bitcoin Part I - New Asset Class financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals May 04, 2022

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I was astonished to hear this statistic:  one in five people in the US have invested in or used cryptocurrency.  That means that Bitcoin is indeed a thing, and it is time for me to write about it. 

And there’s a lot to write.  I’m...

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Necessary vs. Discretionary financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Sep 29, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

The foundation for any sort of financial planning begins with cash flow management.  Income -expenses = dollars available to be invested toward future goals.  We’ve worked with people from all walks of life who have cash flow issues, including...

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My Deepest Condolences. You've Lost Your Spouse. financial planning for retirement Aug 04, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

We all know it is coming – that at one point Till death us do part becomes a reality.  What a sad time - someone dear to us has gone away, never to return, and will be missed greatly. 

Do Nothing Until You Really Need to

As a financial planner, I...

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When Oh When Can I Retire? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for retirement Jul 27, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

You want to retire in a few years, right? And you know you haven't saved enough.  But there are bills to pay, and at the end of the month there’s nothing left.  In fact, there’s often a shortfall.  What can you do?

 Short...

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Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Jul 14, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

What might an employer do to incentivize the workforce?  Make his employees owners.  Gives them an entirely new perspective on the job.  What employee-owned businesses do you know?  Does Southwest Airlines come to mind?  The flight...

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jun 16, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

You may have noticed in all CameronDowning email signatures this text:

                                      Where 5% of all revenue is donated

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Fair is Where You Go to Ride Rides financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jun 09, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Child:  But Daddy – that’s not fair! 

Daddy:  Well, son, life’s not fair.  Whoever said it is lied to you.  Fair is where you go to ride rides. 

Anyone who’s ever been in one of my CFP® classes has...

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Selling Your House? financial planning for retirement May 06, 2021

We have a hot real estate market in Miami!

I see it from acquaintances who are looking for houses:  sellers receive multiple offers, often over ask, and properties are sold before they even get a chance to swing by for a look!

I loved living in New York City (years ago) and I love living in...

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Cash is Still King! (Part Two) financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Apr 19, 2021

Ah, greenbacks, lettuce, clams, or Benjamins – no matter what we call it,  cash is still king!  There are few places in the world that will not take the American dollar as payment.  I fact, I can only think of two:  inflight on American Airlines, and Uber.   

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Cash is Still King! (Part One) financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Apr 19, 2021

Here’s a question for you, ladies.  You’re out on a first date at a restaurant with someone new.  You’re interested . . . not sure, but interested.  It’s just a date . . . let’s see how the evening goes, you think to yourself.  When it comes time...

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10 Places to Get Your Hands on Some Quick Cash financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Mar 24, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Everyone at some time or another needs some cash - and quickly!  The question is, have you anticipated this need and saved into it?  Or do you need to scramble?  What follows is a list of ten helpful suggestions.  

Here are 10 places to...

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