Osbon on the Money

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Themes To Consider In 2021

As we close this calendar year and head into 2021, we have an opportunity to reflect on the major changes taking place. Change is a constant. However, the change experienced this year has accelerated due to COVID. We have included links to five of our most valuable investment articles of 2020 (below) to highlight trends we’ve identified and expect to…

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Not All Bad News Is Created Equal

This week is a major earnings week. If you follow business news it’s quite likely you are going to hear the term “earnings recession” this week. If you do, please immediately remind yourself that an earnings recession is not the same thing as an economic recession. There’s no reason to panic over this R word. Let’s take a closer look…

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The New Philanthropy Page

Charity is a basic human instinct. The desire to help others with money, time or talent is wired into our very selves. With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce this morning the new Osbon Capital philanthropy page.

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Decathlon Raises $100k for the kids

Over the weekend, Max and I participated in our favorite event of the year, the D10. It’s a decathlon for professionals from the financial industry and other fields. Dozens of us spent Saturday at the MIT track running, jumping, throwing and lifting. We love the competition and the cause. This year’s Boston event raised $100,000 for pediatric cancer. 

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How You Can Put Solutions Into Your 2017 Resolutions

Savings are so important to your financial goal. How many times have you started the year by resolving to put more money into savings and investments? If it’s more than once, it’s safe to say the resolution didn’t work. With New Year’s resolutions you may maintain your resolve for a few months, but if old habits take over, it’s back to the drawing board the following year. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what we suggest to get out of the resolution loop.

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Financial Festivus

It just wouldn’t be late December without Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us. This wonderful fake celebration became part of American lore in 1997 when Seinfeld’s Frank Costanza described its bare aluminum pole, Feats of Strength, and the special dinner devoted to the Airing of Grievances. While we wish you nothing but the happiest holiday season, let’s talk Financial Festivus for a moment.

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To Choose Or Not To Choose

Do you have a big decision that you’ve been putting off? You’re not alone. Many investors want to choose between options A, B and C, but end up choosing D, as in Do Nothing. Inertia can be a big roadblock to creating a portfolio and financial plan that match your needs. Here are a few situations we run into with clients that may help you extricate yourself from inertia’s sticky grip.

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What’s My Investment Timeline?

Investing can be broken into three primary colors: rewards, risk and time. The connection between risk and reward is well known, but today we’re going to focus on the third component, time. Time has a big impact on what you can expect of your investments – probably more than you think. Let’s take a look at a series of investment timelines and what you can expect from each.

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What Are You Thankful For?

It’s a beautiful custom in many families to go around the Thanksgiving dinner table and name one thing we are thankful for. The hardest part is usually naming just one! With Thanksgiving here again, let’s take a minute to reflect on the financial version of this question – How does money make you thankful?

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