Author Archives: John Hardy

About John Hardy

Vice-President

A Trip to Our Nation’s Capitol

I have just gotten back from an LPL Financial Advisor’s Conference in Washington, DC.  It was an exciting three days filled with investment and political discussion, plus the chance to see some of the great historic sites of our fantastic … Continue reading

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All Aboard…

This Saturday, I have the honor of being the best man in my youngest child, and only son, William’s wedding.  William, age 26, is marrying a beautiful young lady, Shannon McGuire.  Christy and I could not be happier.  Our family … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

Something none of us like to think about it is getting sick and not being able to make our own decisions or even dying.  We all know it’s a part of life, but it’s still not something you want to … Continue reading

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Your Comfort Zone

I thought I’d take a break from talking about money directly and provide you with something to personally consider. Have you noticed we are surrounding ourselves with distractions and “things” all day long?  Cell phones, computer screens, work environment, cars, … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Wade Out of the Shallow End of the Pool?

With all the volatility in the market, many investors have been clinging to safety just like when you were a kid swimming in the shallow end of the pool.  So, how do you know when it’s time to put on … Continue reading

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Rising Tides

If you are an outdoor person as I am, you know and recognize that nature is full of reliable patterns.  The sun rises and sets at predictable times.  The moon has it recurring phases.  Tides wash in and out of … Continue reading

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Looking for Growth

“Growth,” that is what we all want when it comes to our money.  That is not an unreasonable expectation, is it? No, that is not an unreasonable expectation; however, when a market is range bound as this one seems to … Continue reading

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A Bit of Good News in a Small “r” Rally

Unemployment numbers are indicating a breakthrough from 9% unemployment to 8.6%.  I am sure this number will be revised and completely dissected over the next several weeks.  But, it is a small bit of information that can give us all … Continue reading

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Wait for Your Pitch

I have always been a “glass half full” person.  I truly believe that life’s journey is made up of all things, including challenges, joys, tears and laughter.  Do not misunderstand; I do not wander around wearing rose colored glasses thinking … Continue reading

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Time to Panic?

As you talk to people, watch the news, and listen to advertisements, there is beginning to be a feeling of “panic” in the streets, when it comes to investing.  That’s right, you heard what I said, and may even have … Continue reading

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