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Is Catching A Foul Ball Worth It?

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office by Scott Dougan

Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, you may have heard that over the last few years, a number of serious injuries occurred during Major League Baseball games when fans were struck by foul balls. One incident resulted in the death of a 79-year-old woman and another fractured the skull of a 2-year-old girl. Either incident should result in dramatic …

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Briefcase Study: Breakthrough in a Box

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, Briefcase Studies, SLC Summer 2022, Summer 2022 by Scott Dougan

When an Amazon box arrives at the front door, it’s an exciting moment. Is it…for me? Boy, I sure hope so (having forgotten what I may have ordered in the first place). Generally, the thing in that box is the result of a decision process that was either minutes long or one that took months of research. Either way, taking …

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Back to the Basics: Proof and Belief

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, Back to the Basics, SLC Summer 2022, Summer 2022 by Scott Dougan

Money and Markets  Beware: I’m going to get existential for a moment. I’ll be quick about it. Beginning in 2007 and through 2009, I found myself having a particular conversation about money with a lot of people. What started as a discussion of the happenings in the markets and economy became a journey into the historical role of gold and …

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The Battle For Status

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office by Scott Dougan

Have you ever stopped to consider the role that status plays in your life? Of course, status is evident in our work relationships; supervisor, manager, and president are titles that make it easier to know our place in the hierarchy. But I wonder if you’ve considered how status impacts your financial planning. Is it possible that subconscious pursuits of status …