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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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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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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No One Uses Cash Anymore! financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Feb 15, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I can now pay for a Tesla with Bitcoin.  And the Mayor of Miami wants to pay City employees in Bitcoin and allow tax payments in the same cryptocurrency.  Honestly, until I can go into Bloomingdale's and buy a shirt with Bitcoin, it doesn't much...

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When Does a Refi Make Sense? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement Jan 27, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

With mortgage rates so low, we’ve been looking at mortgage refinancing for a few of our clients lately, to see if it might be in their best interests.  Here’s what we know: 

  • For those with strong credit, 30-year rates are just below 3%,...
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Now That’s Just Stupid! financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement Jan 21, 2021

Although I usually blog about financial topics. Now and then I like to switch it up and get personal.  That's the case here - a few observances of the absurdities in modern life.  I hope you are amused!

--GJD

I Got Carded! 

While on vacation recently I stopped at a store to pick up...

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Don’t Move Employer Stock into Your IRA! financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement Jan 21, 2021

Don't Move Employer Stock into Your IRA!*

*That is, don’t do it without reading this first. 

If you have employer stock in your company retirement plan, there are some special tax benefits that you’ll lose if you put that stock into an IRA.

Generally, when you leave your employer...

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