An Odysseus Agreement to Earn Buffett-Like Returns

An Odysseus Agreement to Earn Buffett-Like Returns

Posted: August 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Investment Planning, Paying for Financial Advice, Retirement Planning | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the Greek poem, The Odyssey, Homer illustrates an age old flaw in human nature. Odysseus, the hero, is warned by goddess Circe that when his ship is sailing by the island of the Sirens, the irresistible songs of the Sirens will lure him towards the island and destroy his ship.

The sirens are symbolic of the flaws and biases that seem to be a natural part of our brain’s chemistry. Homer suggests a solution to keep these flaws in check. To counter the allure of the Sirens, Odysseus orders his crew to tie him to the mast of the ship and to ignore his future pleas for release until they have passed the dangerous islands. Odysseus commits himself to a rational course of action at a neutral time to ensure that he does not get swayed by emotions during the time of distress. Read the rest of this entry »


Fiduciary – An Important Term to Know

Posted: August 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Callahan Financial Planning, Paying for Financial Advice | Tags: , , , , , |

Fiduciary noun. From the Latin fiducia, meaning “trust,” a person (or company) who has the power and obligation to act for another under circumstances which require total trust, good faith, and honesty. (Free Dictionary)

Fiduciary

As a registered investment adviser, we work as a fiduciary when we give advice and manage money.

We often try to approach our blog topics with a light touch and a sense of fun. We believe a little humor helps us communicate important financial issues more effectively. With this in mind, we think many people often feel that having to deal with financial matters is like having to visit the dentist – it may be necessary but not exactly something to look forward to. No disrespect meant to our dentist friends. They understand.

This article, however, is about something we take very seriously: Our fiduciary obligation to you, our client. Put simply, a fiduciary duty is the duty to put your interests ahead of our own in everything we do. It’s a legal standard we follow, but in our view, also a moral obligation we willingly accept.

Not all financial advisors are fiduciaries. As a matter of fact, the majority aren’t. Read the rest of this entry »


Conflict Free Financial Planning has Arrived in Omaha

Posted: September 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Budgeting & Saving, Callahan Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Income Tax Planning, Investment Planning, Paying for College, Paying for Financial Advice, Paying Off Debt, Retirement Planning, Small Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

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