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Learning to Fail

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
July 26, 2017

There’s an odd new-ish problem besieging a certain segment of our population that deserves some attention: it appears that the most successful and most-likely-to-succeed young people among us have d...

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How the Dow Led to Modern Index Investing

by Forrest Ryan Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
July 26, 2017

If you listen to the news of the day on your way to work in the morning, chances are you will hear a report about the status of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Mentions of the Dow are even more freq...

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Strength in Numbers: A Golden First Half for Global Stocks

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
July 26, 2017

By no means am I an authentic basketball fan. For example, I do not under-stand a pick and roll. But our Oakland office at 11th and Broadway is directly across the street from the Golden State Warrior...

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It’s Not All About Trump!

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
April 18, 2017

With all of the political drama and turmoil in Washington, it is a good counterpoint that America, Europe, Asia, and the emerging markets are all growing together for the first time since the Great Re...

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California Real Estate and Retirement Possibilities

by Forrest Ryan Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
April 18, 2017

A caption to a Wall Street Journal article from November 2016 read, “Home prices set a record in September (2016), reaching their highest level since 2006 and bringing to a close the worst stretch f...

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What Do the South Carolina Gamecocks Know About Life Coaching?

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
April 18, 2017

This is not exactly a question on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the midst of March Madness. However, the somewhat surprising topic of life coaching did make its way into the headline of the sports...

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Strength in Numbers: A Golden First Half for Global Stocks
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