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Wealth Notes

  • Peak Inflation?

    April 14, 2022

    To Inform: We get a lot of investment research emails each week and if there was a common theme the last few days, it was the phrase “peak inflation.” Earlier this week inflation data came out for March. For the month, the consumer price index (CPI) surged +1.2% which equates to a whopping 8.5% on […]

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  • Easter Around the World

    April 14, 2022

    To Inspire: Easter weekend is here! As a kid, I loved getting dressed up for Easter (although my favorite was getting my palm branch on Palm Sunday). And I loved going home to an Easter egg hunt and Easter basket full of chocolates and small gifts. As an adult, of course, I understand the real […]

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  • To Everything There is a Season

    April 8, 2022

    To Inform:  I once had a boss whose mantra was “everything is cyclical.” She would say this when we were discussing investment trends and asset classes that were either in favor or out of favor. There is great wisdom in understanding this. The Byrds did an excellent cover of Ecclesiastes 3 in their 1965 hit […]

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  • Overcoming Challenges

    April 8, 2022

    To Inspire: It’s Master’s week at Augusta and as I (Matt) write this, Tiger Woods has finished his first round and is one under par. While I’m not a golfer or even a big fan of golf, I am a big fan of heroic comebacks and learning what qualities people draw on to make those […]

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  • The World Happiness Report

    April 1, 2022

    To Inspire: The United Nations recently released its 10th annual World Happiness Report. The report is based on data from more than 150 countries worldwide, and ranks each country based on a list of factors. This year, for the fifth year running, Finland topped the list; the United States moved up three spots to 16th. […]

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  • Charitable Giving During a Crisis – What to Do and Not to Do

    April 1, 2022

    To Inform: When a crisis hits, whether through war, natural disaster, pandemic, or other triggering event, many people feel a natural inclination to help those who are most affected. This topic feels pressing today amid the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and also the tornadoes in New Orleans. We all want to help, so let’s […]

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  • Start Your Generosity Journey

    March 25, 2022

    To Inspire: In this issue of WealthNotes we continue sharing excerpts from Matthew Kelly‘s newest book, The Generosity Habit: How Daily Giving Can Change Your Life and Transform the World. Let’s start with Matthew’s definition of the generosity habit: “The habit is simple. Give something away every day. It doesn’t need to be money or […]

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  • The Fisherman and the Businessman

    March 25, 2022

    To Inform: I am often asked by people, “how much money do I need to retire?” It is such a fascinating question for me that leads me to ask them a few questions such as, “How much money do you spend every year? What do you want to do in retirement? What makes you happy? […]

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  • Walking and Thinking – What’s the Connection?

    March 18, 2022

    To Inspire: As Spring begins in Central Ohio, it is not uncommon to hear Joseph Group team members suggest “walking meetings.” We have a lot of dedicated walkers on our team, and the beauty of downtown Columbus to walk in. If you look at history, there’s a long list of great thinkers – like James […]

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  • A Quick Recap of Portfolios at Panera

    March 18, 2022

    To Inform: Earlier this week we held our first live Portfolios at Panera event in many months. Alex and I had the opportunity to speak to a capacity crowd (it was a bit cozy in the room) and have a lively conversation on markets. Here is summary of key discussion items: Fed Rate Hikes On […]

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