Gary Duell

STAND UP AGAINST RACISM

Just for the sake of variety, this post is NOT a myth.  We all need to be aware of and successfully discourage prejudice, not only by others but especially by ourselves.  None of us is innocent.  “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the [rest] are full …

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EVERYONE SHOULD PURSUE PEAK PERFORMANCE

I believe the title of this post to be a myth.   In my business (financial services) I’m deluged with books, websites, videos, training programs, motivational quotes and memes, superstar mentor offers, mastermind groups, activity tracking spreadsheets, apps to kick my ass out of bed, and on and on.  The drive for maximum this and killer …

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EVERYONE SHOULD DO ROTH CONVERSIONS

I should point out, again, that the titles of these blogs are Financial Myths.  Especially this one.Conversions from your pre-tax retirement accounts such as: Traditional IRA SEP IRA 401k 403b SIMPLE IRA TSA. etc. must be calculated every year to be sure you don’t bump yourself up into the next tax bracket . . . …

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Divinely Inspired Algorithms Can Beat the Market

As the case I’m going to describe would indicate, it is a solid myth that divine inspiration can feed your greed.   That is so wrong on so many levels, isn’t it?  But some investors apparently didn’t think so. (this blog post is based entirely on the case described in Wealth Management magazine regarding two Utah …

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Fiduciary Advisers Who Offer Insurance Products Are Just Out To Make Money

Just to be clear, this blog is about Financial Myths and the name of this post is indeed a myth.  Or can be.  There are “advisers” who sell insurance products in the absence of a financial plan in order to make a quick buck.  But at prevailing money management fee rates (1.02% as of 9/2020)an …

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