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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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What's An Investor To Do?

2017-05-05 | Brad Cougill

What's An Investor To Do? Warren Buffett is considered a true genius for his ability to simplify complex ideas into some of the best quotes that will likely stand the test of time. He has spent most of his life dispensing advice to all...

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Women in a World of Men

2017-03-09 | Susie Steel

Women in a World of Men [1] I’m a woman in a man’s world.  I’m the president of a company in the financial services industry, which is notoriously known to be largely populated by men.  I walk into conferences and look into a sea...

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

2017-02-15 | Marcus Miller

Should you pay off your mortgage early?   A question I frequently get from clients – and one that my wife and I have discussed as well – is “should we pay off our mortgage early?”  The answer, I’ve found, is not as...

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Deerfield Financial Advisors, Inc. Announces New Shareholder

2017-02-03 |

We are pleased to announce that Benjamin J. Hockema has become Deerfield’s newest shareholder.  Ben is a Certified Financial Planner® and has been an advisor in our Park Ridge office since graduating from Purdue University in 2010...

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A Look Back at 2016

2017-01-27 | Brad Cougill

A Look Back at 2016    Every year brings its share of surprises. But how many of us could have imagined that 2016 would see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series, Bob Dylan receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Donald Trump elected...

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