Granite Wealth Management

Author name: Andrew Zaro

Rainstorms and Hedging Risk

None of us expect the weather to be all sunshine and perfect temperatures. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes the wind blows heavy. Sometimes it’s cold. Sometimes it’s really hot. Sometimes it’s cloudy.  Plans might have to change a little bit, but we don’t usually react extremely to the generally normal weather. When the weather gets extreme, […]

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Experience > Money

My story started in a small, suburban American town, with a pretty standard inside-the-box view of this world. More and more steps outside of that box, though, has always left me wanting to see and do more. I hitched a ride on the back of the US Marine Corps for 13 years, which showed me

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Trading Time for Money

Most of us have a memory or two of the brighter sides of childhood. Unending summer days with sun kissed cheeks from chasing a frisbee at the beach, sandy feet and salty hair. Unequaled freedom of time never seen during the school year, giving you all the options of things to do, yet still finding

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Make Your Money Work

That crisp, smooth feel of a freshly printed, actual-paper check from your boss, made payable to you, for a pretty good amount (we all thought it would have been more, though… and would have been if it weren’t for all those withholdings…). You were probably in your mid-teens, and probably didn’t have much use for

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Time In vs. Timing The Market

Timing the market versus time IN the market is a common phrase heard comparing investment time horizon and advantageous trading opportunities, pronouncing the importance of getting invested in the market and STAYING invested in the market. While the mantra does well to emphasize the importance of starting now with your investment portfolio, it’s critical to underline the value in

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The Sky Isn’t Falling

The media environment around finance is currently rife with negativity, though that’s our norm. Drama and chaos sells. There’s no shortage of headlines telling us how and when we will only continue to see things get worse. That might be true. That might also be false. We are the product of what we consume, and

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Sports, Inflation, and Other Things We Can’t Control

Unrelenting and uncontrollable anxiety. Drastic mood changes. Inability to focus. Peaks of bliss and valleys of anger and defeat. Boston sports fans know what comes with the role of watching their favorite team’s journey through an entire season. Every pitch (Red Sox), every first down (Patriots), every free throw (Celtics), and every faceoff (Bruins) feels

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Being realistic in a world where everyone has an opinion, and everyone’s opinion is in your face (via social media) is an important skill. Understanding the pessimistic and optimistic argument for anything is wonderful, and surely complimentary to developing an understanding of that which you’re focused on, be it eating better, getting more sleep, exercising,

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