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21 Lessons Learned from Early Retirement

I just read what I consider a very insightful, inspiring, and humbling article.  Even though the article is addressed at those who wish to retire early, I believe the message of this article is useful for every investor no matter their age, income level, or net worth. CLICK HERE and take a few minutes to [...]

By | 2018-04-12T14:28:46+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What I Want My Clients to Know About the Current Market Volatility

It is April 4th, 2018, and I am sitting in my office in Gahanna.  The cool air, grey clouds, and slow drizzling rain seem to reflect the current mood of the market.  The weather in Ohio--just like the stock market--will soon change.  We all know that. I wish that every investor would consider the following: [...]

By | 2018-04-04T15:27:57+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What I wish my clients knew about a Financial Power of Attorney

A Financial Power of Attorney is a very powerful and useful tool.  However, there are several misconceptions about financial powers of attorney and what they can and can not accomplish.  Here are a few that I wish everyone better understood.  Can I use a Financial Power of Attorney to help my elderly family members now [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:38:08+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oh My–What is Going On? The Return of Market Volatility

The markets are once again doing what markets do.  Volatility is back in the headline news.  Let's take a moment and look back at what's happened in 2018.  The DOW opened at 24,809 on January 2nd and climbed to 26,616 by January 26th, an astonishing 7.5% gain in a mere 19 trading days. Monday was [...]

By | 2018-02-07T17:19:03+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DO MY RETURNS REALLY SUCK? -or- Why Your Returns May Not be What You Want?

We all know that markets ebb and flow; markets experience upward and downward volatility.  However, I have noticed that there are two times in an investment cycle when investors focus somewhat obsessively on returns:  (1) When the market is really down--think 2008; and (2) when the market is really soaring--like the last year or so. [...]

By | 2018-02-04T22:27:28+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bitcoin, Tulips, and Behavioral Finance

I find investor psychology fascinating.  Often, I have witnessed situations where the investor is his/her worst enemy.  Many investors are unaware of the impact of investor psychology on the decision making process.  Unfortunately, many financial decisions are made out of either fear or greed--neither lends itself to prudent and evidenced-based investing decisions. This is nothing [...]

By | 2017-12-08T17:03:16+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Betzel Wealth Advisors, Blog, Investments, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Many Stars Should We Give “Morning Star Rating System”?  Perhaps  ONE-HALF or ONE STAR!

I am writing in response to questions I routinely receive form clients regarding the Morning Star Rating system of Funds.  I want to discuss Morningstar 5 Star Rating System.  Please consider the following: Equity Index Funds by nature will never receive a Five Star rating because the Star Rating System is looking at past performance and [...]