Articlesby Brett Anderson, President, St. Croix Advisors, LLC
Very few people have ever asked how I got started in the financial services industry. It’s not a story I generally volunteer unless someone asks, but now that I’ve survived this industry for twenty years, I thought I’d share it for those of you who haven’t heard it before.
For many, including myself, it’s easy to get fixed on one number: the value of our accounts. We never want or expect that number to drop below the number we have in mind.
My grandparents owned a local grocery store in St. Paul. They lived through the Great Depression, and they passed along many core values from their experience, but most important among them was to always make sure your neighbor has food. They never let their neighbors go hungry, even when they didn’t have enough money to pay.
Not everyone does New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I’m successful in completing them, and sometimes I’m not.
I rarely get surprised at my young age, but it can happen.
I suspect Thanksgiving will look different for many of us this year. It’s my favorite holiday of the year.
The 2020 Presidential Election, no matter who wins, will impact your money and your future. Here are some things you should know.
2020 was off to such a great start! Wrapping up the holiday season with friends and family, winter vacation travel in full force, snowbirds enjoying life outside of this cold tundra, the economy roaring—how could it get any better?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—isn’t that what we all seek? These three common goals unite all of us as Americans. It doesn’t matter your background, education, or occupation; we all strive for this. Aren’t those three items at the core of financial freedom?
I suspect you think I’ve gone off the rails this time. How can someone who makes a million dollars a year be broke?
With markets whipping between rallies and retreats, it’s natural to ask:
Is it time to buy? Is it time to sell? Are we near the bottom? Is the bear market finally over?
After weeks of headlines about the coronavirus outbreak, markets have been caught in a volatile pattern of surges and retreats.
We may have reached the end of our Life Lessons for the year, but the real lesson is this: the lessons never end.
Visualization is a powerful technique that can help anyone realize their dreams. To harness this power in your everyday life, make a dream board!
You don’t have to be a professor to take a sabbatical. Whatever your career, spending time away will help you recharge your batteries and refresh your spirit.
One line from the movie Remember the Titans sums up trickle-down leadership culture better than any management book ever could: “Attitude reflects leadership.”
Don’t say “trust me”—these days, the phrase is practically meaningless. Instead, demonstrate qualities that will make me want to trust you on my own.
We all have choices, including the choice to do business with good people. Why waste valuable time with those who don’t have your best interest at heart?
We often say “poor” when what we mean is “broke.” Broke simply means being without material comforts; poor is a serious life-threatening condition.
We’ve all been blessed in our life, whether we realize it or not. Want to increase your quality of life? Share your blessings with the people around you.
We can prepare as much as possible, but we can’t predict everything. This is real life: shit happens, and sometimes all we can do is roll with the punches.
I’m ready! What’s the next step?