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Young Deerfield Shareholder "Totally Crushing It"

Deerfield Financial Advisors Shareholder Ben Hockema has been featured as the cover story in a recent article in the TD Ameritrade Advisor Solutions Magazine. Take a look at the "Young, Talented, and Totally Crushing It" story...

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More Is Caught Than Taught

2018-03-19 | Susie Steel

MORE IS CAUGHT THAN TAUGHT What if our kids could magically acquire solid money management skills?  Don’t most parents hope their children grow up to be responsible adults with sound judgment on financial matters, even such basic...

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How to React to the Recent Stock Market Volatility

2018-02-06 | Brad Cougill

Last year was a remarkable year for stocks.  Gains were relatively large, with the  S&P 500 Index returning 21.8% for the year, but not unprecedented.  The smoothness with which those gains...

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A Look Back at 2017

2018-01-15 | Ben Hockema

A Look Back at 2017; What to Look Forward to in 2018   I enjoy the end of the year, spending time looking back fondly at all the places I have been, people I have spent time with and ways we have all moved forward together, both...

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(We Think) The Only Tax Reform Post You Need To Read

2017-12-21 | Marcus Miller

Most of us will be getting a tax reduction as of January 1st.  Major tax reform typically occurs only once every few decades, and as you’ve probably heard by now, Congress has just passed a bill called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”,...

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"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words" - English Language Idiom

2017-11-15 | Brad Cougill

The New York Times Sketch Guy columnist, Carl Richards, recently wrote a column on July 17th, 2017 titled “When Following the Flock is Not a Winning Strategy.”  He wrote that “we have been taught that there is safety in numbers and...

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary? It is Worth Finding Out.

2017-10-18 | Marcus Miller

With all the financial media attention given to the term fiduciary in recent months, many people have been asking me questions on the topic.  “What exactly is a fiduciary?  How do I know whether my advisor is one?  And if he or she is...

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Lilly VERP

2017-09-25 | Marcus Miller

As many of us in the Indianapolis community know by now, Eli Lilly plans to cut about 3,500 jobs worldwide by the end of the year.  The move is an effort to reduce fixed costs as the company looks to launch ten new drugs over the next...

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Equifax Breach

2017-09-12 | Marcus Miller

In light of the alarming data breach at Equifax, identity theft is an issue on the minds of many Americans these days.  Although data breaches of consumer information have become almost common in recent years, the Equifax breach is...

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Investing Should Be As Exciting As Watching Grass Grow

2017-08-11 | Brad Cougill

In my last blogpost, I reflected on one of Warren Buffet’s famous quotes about investing being a simple process but one that is not easy to implement.  I covered how our emotions continually challenge our ability to stay rational,...

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