The Habits of Top Achievers Part 2 of 3 by Ron Carson

Here’s Part II of what separates the top achievers from the average achievers.

6.    They are early risers.  By rising 30 minutes earlier each day, you can add two weeks to your year.  Imagine what you can do in two extra weeks.  You could spend more time with the people who are important to you.  You could […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fair Tax Part 1 of 4 by Wade Dokken

 

Underlying all conversations about annuities is the issue of tax deferral and the marginal tax bracket for most investors.   This calculation of the value of tax deferral,  plus the acknowledgement of the exclusionary ratio (the percentage of annuitized withdrawals credited as principal or interest) represent the two key tax advantages annuities provide American savers.

This is […]

By |August 31st, 2010|Uncategorized|14 Comments

What’s in a Name by Lincoln Collins

People ask me, “Why did you name your company WealthVest,  what does it mean?”

Naming a company – like naming your child – is an important early decision for your company; it’s a critical aspect of the brand, an indelible mark.  And a good name means something to your customers.  It should be emotive and help […]

By |August 18th, 2010|Lincoln Collins|0 Comments

A Little Slice of Market History Part 4 by Wade Dokken

 

By late 1974 very little of the stock market was left in the “upper tier” and the vast majority, including a number of perfectly good companies, were in the rubble below.  When asked later about this period Warren Buffet replied, “1974 in terms of buying opportunities—that was the best period I have seen.”  Market prices […]

By |August 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|16 Comments

A Little Slice of Market History Part 2 by Wade Dokken

 

The second thing to consider with this period is intrinsic value.  Buffett saw fit to begin his 1999 Sun Valley speech on the stock market by emphasizing, “Valuing is not the same as predicting.”  The value of a stock to a shareholder is more accurately described by a company’s earnings not the expectations on price. […]

By |August 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

A Little Slice of Market History Part 1 by Wade Dokken

On December 31, 1964 the Dow closed at 874.2.  Seventeen Years later on December 31, 1981 the Dow closed at 875.  Over that time period the GDP of the US grew by 370%, the sales of the Fortune 500 more than sextupled, and the Dow inched up a mere fraction of a point.

How is it […]

By |August 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Capital Gains Part 3 of 3 by Wade Dokken

There are even people who believe they should hold on to their assets rather then sell them when the country is characterized by a high capital gains tax.

Harry Wallop Consumer Affairs Editor writes on the repercussions,

“The institute studied America, where the rate has changed substantially – both up and down – since the 1950s. It […]

By |July 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Capital Gains Part 2 of 3 by Wade Dokken

There are several issues people have with high capital gains taxes. The first is that many Americans are involved in the stock market and it could discourage investment, the second is that capital gains taxes do not generate substantial revenue, the third major reason is capital gains taxes hurt businesses and finally capital gains taxes […]

By |July 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments