Articlesby Brett Anderson, President, St. Croix Advisors, LLC
Values come in all kinds of forms and include our views on religion, money, friends, family, etc. I suspect for many of us our values were developed at a young age as we were growing up.
Sometimes words are hard to find and reality hits home as one ages. My mom has been my rock, my biggest supporter even before I was born.
That sounds easy doesn’t – “Solve for Happiness.” For many I suspect we’ve never really thought about truly solving for happiness.
I pray one day I have the privilege of retiring. You and I work so hard for 30, 35, 40 or more years and I’d like to experience 365 Saturdays. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the impact I have in so many lives, but I have a bucket list of items I’d like to achieve.
For many of you, you made the leap of starting your own business and would never go back to work for someone else. Many might say you might be unemployable at this point.
When becoming a “man” a right of passage is the growth of facial hair and then having to shave with an electric razor or straight edge and shaving cream. I’ve always believe that as a boy becomes a man, and a man becomes old, growing ear hear is a right of passage that not everyone will achieve.
Over the years I’ve created a dream board of items I’d like to achieve within the next year or two and some deal with money, having more time and how I can become more impactful with those around me. It’s a board I look at everyday as a reminder if I’m making the right decisions in achieving what’s truly important to me.
In the ever-changing landscape of personal finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for securing a stable future, whether you’re actively working or enjoying a well-deserved retirement.
If you find yourself counting down the years to retirement and worrying that your savings aren’t quite up to par, you’re far from alone.
I don’t remember where it started, but when I was a kid, I used to dream of owning a gas station. If that dream were to come true today, I’d like to own KwikTrip—the entire company, not just one store!
Americans have been fighting for our freedom since 1776. As America’s birthday is approaching its 245th birthday, I’ve been thinking. These days, I have trouble watching the news, local or national; I suspect you do too.
These days, I limit the time I spend on social media. I check to see what’s happening with family, friends, and clients, and I log off quickly. I don’t even have the Facebook app on my phone. One useful group I did find on Facebook was a retirement group where people pose retirement/investment questions to strangers to solicit advice.
Not a day goes by when someone doesn’t say to me, “I wonder where all my money goes?” or “I wish the month were a week or two shorter” or “I make a lot of money, I just don’t understand how I can spend so much of it.”
My favorite breakfast place in my hometown of Woodbury, Minnesota, is Keys. The Italian sausage is the best. I can’t remember ever ordering anything different there for breakfast.
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.
I’m ready! What’s the next step?