It is with great interest that I have become a part of the “blog” world! If you told me years ago I would ever do this I would have laughed. But today I feel that I have a lot to offer, knowledge from a different perspective, opinions that could make a difference. These opinions reflect many of the differences I offer:
- the ability to offer what is best for you rather than sell what is best for “the” company
- the ability to tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear
- the ability to be free from selling a product when advice is what is really needed
- the ability to be your advocate not just a salesman
These may seem unimportant to you, but I hope in the coming discussions that it becomes clear that these are critical pieces to getting good information that is appropriate for you. Not the masses, not big companies, not Wall Street, but you the consumer trying to build a financial future in a world that is more and more complicated as time goes on. You are the one that needs information that affects your personal choices, those you love and the life you will lead. I hope what this discussion becomes is a place for you to get a different viewpoint.
There are so many facets of each conversation we have and each opportunity we explore, especially those in our financial lives. There is no choice that is black-and-white, there is no choice that is perfect, but there are many things we should consider as we make the decisions that affect our lives and those we love. So in the discussions we have going forward I hope, that in a way, I affect your thought process and the direction or decisions you make so that you worry less and do better with less mistakes financially.
My conversations will not be full of predictions and brilliant ways to outsmart, out time, or out pick the market. This is folly. Hopefully what this blog creates is a conversation that helps us to control those things we can and not believe that we can control those things we cannot. Hopefully I help you be more prudent, less emotional and more probable with your success.
I think of myself as a shepherd, a person that goes to those that are in need and tries to take care of them based on their needs, concerns and dreams. I am not a cowboy that corrals you into “THEIR” products and agendas that benefit “THEM”, and are either unlikely or unpredictable in the results. Most of us need a shepherd to guide us, not a cowboy to herd us.
So if you’re looking for compassion and truth, or you need to make better decisions and need advice to help bring more probable success to your planning, then this blog is for you. Please share our blog with others you feel might benefit from it.
Wayne von Borstel, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, MSFS
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