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Since 2005 we’ve helped our clients protect and grow their assets and accomplish their goals. That’s because we’ve emphasized personal relationships, with a deep commitment to sustainability and socially responsible communities that sets us apart from other advisory firms.

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Market Commentary

January 2018

(Ir)rational Exuberance

"Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful" - Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s advice in the quote above is rooted in the knowledge of uncertainty; specifically, the uncertainty of the future. Annually in January, of course, market predictions for the future abound. Reading the news in January is thus an exercise in incredulity – about the certainty the prognosticators declare about an inherently uncertain future.

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Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning for Real People

Faith and hope can take many forms. In the current moment of belief in computer algorithms and "big data," it’s easy to think that if you have enough hard data, the truth will emerge. We see this regularly when people expect there to be a simple, technical answer to how much money they need to save in order to retire. They don’t know how to estimate the impact of inflation on their spending, and they don’t know how much money they can safely withdraw from savings monthly and still be assured they won’t run out of money or be unable to finance end-of-life care.

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Art at North Berkeley

Art at North Berkeley

January 15 - April 15, 2018

Gesture: Selected Works by Leigh Wells, Diane Abt, and Jessica Williams

The work of Leigh Wells, Diane Abt, and Jessica Williams reveals the power of a gesture. The grace of the artist's hand exposes connections in our natural worlds and interior landscapes. Every stroke and each layer is the act of actively noticing and capturing a moment in time.

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