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 Over the years I have read about and observed a number of successful people.  During that time I have noted their habits.  Appreciate that not all these habits were in play all the time, but there was definitely a current underpinning their behavior that was on display.  Ironically, many of these are self-evident and resemble what our mothers and fathers may have told us when we were younger.  Interestingly, it appears if your goal is to be successful, our parents may have been right. 

However, even if we have not subscribed to these yet it is never too late.

To that end, here are 10 of the most often-cited habits of successful people (not in any particular order of importance).

 

 

It’s official! I’m sure you never thought the day would come where you would collect your college diploma and be on your way. You are likely moving out of your college apartment, saying goodbye to your friends, and gearing up for “adulthood”. At this point, you may have accepted your first job offer or perhaps the recent impacts of the Coronavirus have you waiting to plan your next move.  As you attempt to navigate the future, here are five financial tips to consider.

The Coronavirus pandemic has required everyone to adapt to a new reality, and the financial planning profession is no different. Some firms, like ours, have been working with remote clients for years and have lots of virtual meeting experience. Others may be scrambling to catch up, but the new normal has been a learning experience for all of us. For us, it’s clear that to serve clients successfully in a virtual environment, we need to focus on four essential competencies.

 

 

Research points out a trait of successful people: they use what is available to them, i.e. when given lemons, make lemonade. In the middle of a stressful situation, it is often hard to focus, but many of us have something now that we have often found lacking in the past - time.  So, if you are one of those individuals with some extra time, this is a good opportunity to get your financial house in order. We have provided a "to do" list to address some of those tasks:

 

 

 

 

 

When individuals consider joining the military in some capacity, many will consider the benefits one receives by serving, such as money for college, military discounts at retail stores, the opportunity to see more of the world, etc. However, many currently-serving or future-servicemembers don't realize the full extent of resources available to those who serve. Below are some of the biggest benefits available to those who choose to pursue military service in the US Armed Forces, as well as some considerations to keep in mind.

 

Fullen Financial Group held a town hall-style meeting for clients on August 12th 2020 to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on financial markets. The discussion covered market results for various time periods, significant market events through the pandemic, and the federal government's response. Also discussed were the impacts of presidential elections on financial markets and the "winners bias" of index investing.