Some readers wanted to know more about my semi-cryptic reference to "the new gig," so I thought I’d provide a little more detail here. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start incessantly shilling for the new business. However, I may occasionally shill for the new business. Like now, for instance.
I have joined an existing firm called Pacific Capital Associates*. The firm offers "comprehensive financial planning" — investment management, estate planning, insurance, and the like. They also offer real estate services and home loans, although they are firmly in the real estate bear camp and have routinely talked people out of buying. (And I’m proud to say that they have never put a single client into an Option ARM).
What I do is talk to people about their finances, make recommendations, and directly manage their investment portfolios. This investment management is the primary focus of what I do, and I employ the same analytical approach to global investment markets — independent, fundamentally-based, and forward-looking — that I have taken with San Diego real estate.
I’d be happy to meet with any Econo-Almanac readers who would like to get my thoughts on their financial situations or on investing in general. It doesn’t cost anything, and there will be absolutely no pressure – I may be the least salesy guy on Earth. I simply talk to people and help them make informed financial decisions. After that, if it is appropriate and desired, I can help implement a plan or manage investments (and it is only at this point that any cost is incurred). If you’re interested, please e-mail me at email@example.com and we can set up an appointment.
While on the topic of scheduling, I am leaving town next week so the site will probably be devoid of content during that time.
Okay, we now return you to your regularly scheduled doom-mongering.
* – Pacific Capital Associates offers securities and investment advisory services through Girard Securities, NASD/SIPC