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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Wisdom of Great Investors

Successful investors throughout history have understood that building long-term wealth requires the ability to control emotions and avoid self-destructive behavior.

  1. Be Patient and Think Long-Term
    • “The stock market is a device to transfer money from the ‘impatient’ to the ‘patient’.” - Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
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  2. Keep Your Emotions in Check
    • “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw irrational emotion under control.”- Charlie Munger, Vice-Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
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  3. Disregard Short-Term Forecasts
    • “The function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” - John Kenneth Galbraith, Economist and Author
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  4. Make a Habit of Investing Regularly
    • “Systematic investing will pay off ultimately, provided that it is adhered to conscientiously and courageously under all market conditions.” - Ben Graham, Father of Value Investing
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  5. Don't Try to Time the Market
    • “Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections, than lost in the corrections themselves.” - Peter Lynch, Legendary Investor and Author The Power of Equities
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  6. The Power of Equities
    • “History has shown that equities are the best way to build long-term wealth.” -  Shelby M.C. Davis, Legendary Investor
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  7. Markets Fluctuate.  Stay the Course.
    • “Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.” - Ben Graham, Father of Value Investing
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  8. A Market Correction is an Opportunity
    • “A market downturn doesn’t bother us. It is an opportunity to increase our ownership of great companies with great management at good prices.” - Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
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  9. Equities Have Built Wealth Despite Crises
    • History provides crucial insight regarding market crises: they are inevitable, painful and ultimately surmountable.” - Shelby M.C. Davis, Legendary Investor
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Lou Melone, CFP®

Managing Partner

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Lou helps clients answer two questions 1) Do you know exactly how much money it is going to take for you to retire comfortably and 2) to remain comfortably retired?

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Cindy is our Client Service Assistant.  She is responsible for client outreach and assists in the operations of the firm.

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Client Relationship Manager

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Vito Curcuru

Marketing Consultant

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Vito works as a marketing consultant for Lou Melone's team. His activities include communicating information about financial planning and behavioral investing. He updates the website, manages social media and reviews the data and...

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