TheLiveBigWay* Digest – The Best of 2013
|As we prepare this edition of the Digest, we’re hoping that you had a great end to 2013 and celebrated the start to 2014 with your close family and friends.
The end of one year and the beginning of another is a great time to reflect. As we reviewed the Digest posts of the year just ended, we were intrigued by what resonated with people the most and decided to share with you the top five posts from 2013 in each category in order of popularity.
|Top Five “Economy and Investing” Posts:|
|1) June 6, 2013
Managing Risk when Rebalancing into Bonds
Strong stock market gains have triggered rebalancing into bonds at a time when many consider the bond market expensive. Out of the frying pan and into the fire?
2) April 3, 2013
|3) December 5, 2013
Managing Risk in a Rising Stock Market
With U.S. stock indices have been hitting new highs, many are asking if the market has become overpriced and, if so, what can we do to mitigate risk?
4) October 10, 2013
5) August 28, 2013
|Top Five “Financial Planning” Posts:|
|1) August 14, 2013
Advice to an Incoming College Freshman
Adopt these simple policies and enjoy your college experience free of the money worries that can mar what should be one of the best experiences of your life.2) September 12, 2013
Top 8 Things You Need to Know About the New Health Insurance Marketplaces
Highlights of the new health insurance marketplaces with open enrollment from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
|3) December 6, 2013
Holiday Spending: Four Ways to Give Fully and Frugally
It’s about that time of year. If you are participating in holiday shopping and/or gift giving, here are four ways to take the bite out of the bill...4) June 20, 2013
Your Email Inbox: The Weakest Link?
Your email account is a major target of identity thieves and it takes good email hygiene and a plan for dealing with compromised accounts to keep them at bay.
5) May 9, 2013
|Top Five “Firm News and Events” Posts:|
|1) November 21, 2013
Yeske Buie Retreat and Open House in San Francisco
The Yeske Buie Team came together earlier this month for one of our semi-annual staff retreats, this one focused on mindfulness and servant leadership.
2) October 24, 2013
|3) July 3, 2013
Congratulations Summar and Will!
Our Client Service Administrator Summar Alaskary and her fiancé Will Briede were married last Friday, June 28 at a beautiful ceremony and reception in Chantilly, VA.4) April 11, 2013
The Power Couple
GGU Magazine’s Spring issue cover story, “The Power Couple,” profiles Elissa and Dave and their team approach to teaching, financial planning, and living.
5) March 28, 2013
|Top Five “Fun Stuff” Posts:|
|1) September 26, 2013
The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude
More recent research suggests that consciously expressing gratitude can powerfully enhance your happiness.
2) July 8, 2013
Adrift: An Homage to the Fog of San Francisco Bay
A beautiful look at the weather feature that so defines San Francisco.
|3) March 23, 2013
Stand By Me
A global rendition of the classic Ben E. King song Stand By Me from the documentary “Playing for Change: Peace Through Music.”
4) August 29, 2013
5) November 8, 2013
|Top Five Most Popular Posts Of All Time:|
|1) December 19, 2012
Perhaps the most beautiful flash mob ever . . .
Our good friend Ed Jacobson, PhD, author of Appreciative Moments, sent us a video we thought you’d appreciate. Elissa called it “perhaps the most beautiful flash mob ever.
2) June 20, 2010
|3) June 6, 2013
Managing Risk when Rebalancing into Bonds
Strong stock market gains have triggered rebalancing into bonds at a time when many consider the bond market expensive. Out of the frying pan and into the fire?4) April 3, 2013
The Great Disinformation: Why David Stockman is Wrong
Ideology, not economics, is at the center of Stockman’s arguments. And his ideology is whole and consistent and dyspeptic and dystopian. Here’s why he’s wrong.
The next piece was published three days before the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to its lowest point of the Great Recession. While the news had been filled with stories of a crumbling economy for nearly a year at this point, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September of the preceding year had set the stage for six months of worsening news and growing anxiety. This article was an invitation to step back from the doom and gloom of the nightly news and contemplate those things in life that really matter and the many ways to “Live Big” without spending money. The article catapulted Elissa and Dave to the cover of Financial Advisor Magazine and a mention in Time.
5) March 6, 2009
|Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!|