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Is There Method in the Madness?

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
April 19, 2018

Most of you are familiar with our two Bell Investment Advisors blogs: one on career/life issues called Making a Good Life Happen®, which I write, and the other, our finance blog, which a variety of o...

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Trump Punishes Craft Beer

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
April 19, 2018

Thanks to the St. Patrick’s Day editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, I learned about American Keg in Pottstown, PA, the only remaining U.S. manufacturer of stainless steel beer kegs. Their big...

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What About Umbrella Insurance?

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
April 19, 2018

Last month, the radio show Radiolab aired a story about the Benrath Senior Center in Dusseldorf, Germany. Like many centers of its kind, some of its patients suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s dis...

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How About a New Year Filled with Resilience?

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
January 27, 2018

As you have probably heard — or experienced first-hand — the long-term success rate of New Year’s resolutions is pretty slim. Statistics for 2017 reveal that 80% of resolutions set by people in ...

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Long-Term Care

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
January 26, 2018

Some years ago, a client came to me concerned about his long-term care policy. He purchased the policy through CalPERS. It would cover much of the cost of long-term care for all of his life, but he ha...

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Are You Guilty of Self-Induced Poverty?

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
January 23, 2018

Believe it or not, there is a new concern afoot that retired Americans are not spending enough money! This runs completely counter to the dominant conversation that Americans are in a retirement crisi...

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Technology and Small Caps Score Best Sectors for Q2 and 2018 (7/5/2018)
July 3, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 reached the end of the second quarter well below th...


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Is This as Good as It’s Going to Get?
June 27, 2018

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