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College Dilemma - Expensive and Popular vs. Affordable

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Jun 12, 2019 5:24:18 PM

Summary commentary from a recent article by Lynn O'Shaughnessy, College Planing Specialist

I recently read an outstanding article by Lynn O'Shaughnessy, a specialist in college planning who heads up a service we subscribe to for college planning and advice for parents. The topic was how to make a decision when faced with competing opportunities for your child's college education - an expensive, well-known school or a more affordable option that may not be as sexy.

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Topics: college planning

Savvy Cybersecurity May 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Jun 5, 2019 4:41:34 PM

Commentary and resources to keep you safe & secure in today's interconnected world.

In this issue:

  • "Wormable" Microsoft Flaw: What you need to do
  • Cybersecurity shorts
  • Software updates

 

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Topics: cybersecurity

Value Building for Business Owners May 30, 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 30, 2019 2:34:10 PM

Thoughts and ideas for our entrepreneur clients to help them value and grow their business.

Why Now Is The Riskiest Time To Own Your Business

Most people think of starting a business as risky, but unless you invest a significant amount of start-up cash in your venture, you’re not really risking much other than your time.

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Topics: Business and Practice Services, Thoughts on business, business growth, business value

Conversations with Cameron - Episode 1

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 25, 2019 9:36:30 AM

An occasional video blog produced by our Summer intern - Cameron Kinsey. Enjoy!

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Topics: Memorial Day, Artifex, Thoughts on business

Artifex welcomes new staff members

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 22, 2019 4:23:59 PM

Artifex Financial Group is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to our team.

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Topics: Artifex, team members, personnel

US-China Trade War: Investment Strategy Update

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 10, 2019 2:53:06 PM

In view of the developments this week regarding US-China trade, I asked our chief investment strategist, Byron Sanders, what his thoughts were and if we should be making any tactical portfolio adjustments at this time. I think his comments are particularly instructive and worthy of sharing. Here is what he had to say:

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, china, strategy, etf

Withholding under the new Tax Act

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Apr 25, 2019 2:29:03 PM

More complexity and the old rules don't apply

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Topics: Taxes, tax planning

Artifex Newsletter March 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Mar 7, 2019 10:07:24 PM

Monthly Economic & Market Commentary and an article from our Investment Strategist

 

 

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Topics: Investments, Economy, china, strategy

BonFyre of the Vanities

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Feb 11, 2019 12:11:08 PM

Technology and the meaning of true relationships.

I watched the Neftlix documentary, Fyre, last night and went to bed feeling thoroughly confused. First of all, I was not aware of the "Fyre Festival" that is the subject of the documentary, and the events that transpired leading up to and during its massive failure.

Watching the film is like watching a cataclysmic car accident on a busy highway. One in which all the drivers are either drunk, stupid, exhibitionists, or all three. I felt like I was watching a movie where it was impossible to like anyone, including the "influencers" and ignorant customers of the "event."

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Topics: Financial Planning, Fyre, Fyre Festival, Social Media

In Case You Missed It

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Dec 28, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Our Chief Investment Officer and Partner, Doug Kinsey, was quoted in the Dayton Daily News yesterday. We offer it below for your review. Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year and prosperous 2019!

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Topics: Investments, stocks

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