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Reflections of an Intern

As investment professionals, we tend to take a lot of “investment content” for granted and, like many professions, assume that the general public has the same awareness on wealth planning concepts that we do.  Our recent college intern, Daria Lenderman (Northwestern University), shared her observations following her very successful session at Sigma Investment Counselors this […]

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All In

Generally, this blog has been reserved for all things tied to Sigma’s line of work – financial planning and investments. The rare exceptions have generally had to do with sports, most especially my colleagues’ beloved Detroit Tigers. Today the blog is about the pride of being a Clevelander.  Northeast Ohio has had the privilege and […]

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Happy New Year!

“Let us enter the New Year cheerfully.  Let us resolve to look on the bright side, to make the best of whatever may befall, to maintain faith that doing the right thing will ultimately bring victory.  Let us cultivate sunniness, resist sourness.  We can better wrestle with difficulties, obstacles, problems in a spirit of buoyancy […]

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Walter, You’re Right and I Raise You One

My colleague Walter Kirchberger wrote a very compelling blog on the impact of competent leadership for an organization and cited one of the two premiere college football teams in the state of Michigan in his comments.  His commingling of sports and business when speaking of leadership was not unique.  In many business management books, pages […]

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Management Matters

While athletics and business are not completely synonymous, both tend to require effective leadership.  Witness the University of Michigan football team.  A once great power had clearly fallen on hard times and the prospects for the 2015 season were not generally considered to be much better.  At this writing the team is ranked 12th or […]

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Sometimes the Government Gets it Right

It’s easy to criticize the government and sometimes the criticism is deserved.  But sometimes the government does something really well, and as a frequent critic of government efforts, it seems appropriate to give credit where credit is due. I recently spent a week touring several of our National Parks and related facilities, specifically Grand Canyon, […]

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