Get Rich Slowly: A Look Back

July 31st, 2018  | by William Spitz

In 1992, I published an investment book called Get Rich Slowly that was designed primarily for individual investors. As you will see in a moment, the gist of the book should be very familiar to Diversified Trust clients and friends because the principles underlying its recommendations helped form the investment philosophy that our firm employs. …

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“The Theory of Everything” – A Discussion of the Time Value of Money

June 28th, 2018  | by William Spitz

The Theory of Everything This enjoyable movie chronicles the work of the late physicist Stephen Hawking in his quest for a unified theory of the universe.  He was searching for a single theory that would at the same time explain the movement of sub-atomic particles on the one hand, and the behavior of stars and…

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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Bubbles

January 5th, 2018  | by S. Morrow Bailey

Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralized application that enables trust-minimized payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. BTC transactions are recorded on a blockchain, a distributed ledger controlled by no single entity. A good way to think about BTC is as a computer program that, like any program, just abides by the rules its creator promulgates….

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Tax Strategies to Consider BEFORE Year-End

December 15th, 2017  | by Brook  Lester

The tax bill has been passed by Congress and is expected to be signed by the President later this week.  Throughout this process, we have been continually asked what year-end planning clients should consider in light of the bill.  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer.  The tax bill is largely aimed at corporate income tax…

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6 Critical Concepts of Financial Literacy

December 6th, 2017  | by William Spitz

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with education on important investment and financial planning concepts and, despite the risk of overkill, we find that repetition is important because they are not always easy to grasp.  Specifically, an understanding of these ideas will help you understand our approach to investing, assist you in evaluating the performance…

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