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Generosity and Donor-Advised Funds

Culture and Values | Optimism | Planning

Good Morning and Happy Friday! A couple weeks ago we touched on what an extraordinary year 2020 was for many different reasons. Of particular note has been the extraordinary “rise to the occasion” of you, our clients and friends of the firm, as many have stepped forward with generosity and care for others. Despite all…

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Stay Calm & Survive Tax Season

Culture and Values | Planning

Greetings! Life seems to always pick up the pace in the month of February. For us, we start thinking about all of the appetizers we plan on eating when watching the Super Bowl (we won’t tell you our pick!). It is also when we start thinking about taxes. While not the most glamorous topic we’ve…

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Congratulations to Kelli!

Culture and Values | Planning

Tschetter Group is proud to announce that our Financial Planner, Kelli Kingma, has passed the CFP® examination and will soon be applying for her CFP® certificate. The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is largely considered the highest standard in financial planning. It is a rigorous process that requires each advisor candidate to satisfy educational and experience-based…

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When Restraint Feels Like Foolishness

Market Content | Planning

There are times when restraint and patience may feel like foolishness. In investing, these times typically feature an “obvious thing to do”. During the late 90’s build of the first internet bubble, it seemed obvious that the easy money was betting on the latest Silicon Valley IPO. The business model, prospects for earnings and cash flow, and any real consideration of valuation (paying a reasonable price) was pretty well thrown out the window at the height of the frenzy; all that was required was a “.com” for admission. So “obvious” was the formula for investment success, that some even quit their jobs to day trade and reap the easy rewards.

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Resistance and Growth

Optimism | Planning

Good Thursday morning! Another week and much more we could say, but we’re mostly writing to wish you a happy Easter. To say it’s been an eventful past seven weeks would be an understatement to say the least. The pace and scale of global change is unprecedented and the way we’ve felt and experienced it is on…

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Taking CARE(S)

Planning

Happy Friday! Last week’s letter came just before Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The full text  is nice light reading at 335 pages. Not likely many of us have added this to the bedside table yet, but we’re guessing you’ve seen plenty of news and takes on it over the past week. Again, we’re…

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Metabolism and Maslow

Market Content | Planning

Good morning! Last week, dinner tables—this week, metabolism. The broad scientific definition of metabolism is a set of processes within a living organism that occurs in order to sustain life. For us, we usually refer to the word as how our bodies turn food into useful energy and we’ve been stuck on this idea as a helpful analogy to…

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Dinner Tables

Culture and Values | Planning

Good Thursday morning, the first day of Spring if you can believe it! And yes, we’re talking about dinner tables. They’ve taken on a different character and quality over the past few weeks haven’t they? One week ago, our family got word that our kids would be out of school, effective immediately and we’re settling into a new…

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C is for Cheaper

Market Content | Planning

Good Monday morning (again)! Believe us, we’d rather NOT be sending market updates weekly, but things are moving quickly and we hope we can be a helpful voice in the midst of all of this. Our  last two updates  touched on coronavirus as its spread seemed to spark the market turbulence that is now entering its third…

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Coronavirus and Combatting Fear

Market Content | Planning

Good Monday morning!  We sent a note on coronavirus and market turbulence mid-week last week.  We noted that the news may get worse before it gets better and since then we’ve certainly seen more market declines and headlines that tempt us to fear and frazzle. This one touches each of our day to day lives in a way unlike…

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