Why I Became A Financial Advisor – 25 Years Later

Why I Became A Financial Advisor – 25 Years Later

By Bill Reiner, CFP®, ChFC® 2020 represents my 25th year as a financial advisor. It has been an interesting year reflecting on my career and how it has evolved over that time. Many of us grow up learning what we are good at and what we enjoy doing with our time. If...

Fear, Greed and Risk

So the last 12 months in the equity market have been interesting.  Last fall, the markets were in turmoil declining over 14% for 4th quarter. The S&P 500 was down as much as 9% in December alone. Certainly, unnerving performance for most investors. Conversations...

Pre Takeoff Briefing

I recently began flight training for my private pilot license. It’s great fun and something I have wanted to do since I as a kid. It’s exciting to learn something completely new and get answers to questions I have had for years. I enjoy being in the air of course, but...

Efficient vs. Effective

I have recently been dealing with a noise in coming from the front end of my Ford Explorer. I am frustrated because the vehicle is now back for third time to correct the issue, with two separate service centers. I am frustrated because if the tech had simply taken...

You Had One Job

One of my favorite follows on Twitter is the ‘You Had One Job’ account. The expression, of course, is used to describe missteps by those who simply had one thing to do and yet were unable to do it. Some of the recent posts include the box labeled limes, yet filled...

Toothpaste, Sunscreen and Retirement

Recently I completed a book by author Charles Duhigg titled “The Power of Habit” ( Duhigg,2012). It was an interesting read about the structure and building blocks of habits and how our brain responds, both positively and negatively.  One interesting discussion was...