In Persuit of Happiness: Consider Gratitude

This year we started celebrating Thanksgiving a little later than usual.  This may have seemed to be the case, but the focus shifted somewhat from gratitude for Jennifer, my wife, to gratitude and thanks for all that we have been blessed with. Jennifer celebrated her 50th birthday last month.  I and others feel extremely grateful to have her in our lives.  Her birthday…

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Discovering My Purpose

Discovering My Purpose

Like many others, we are looking forward to being able to worship again with our Church family. We have learned to stream the services over the last few weeks. My family may not be paying as much attention at home, but Jennifer and I have been blessed by the services nonetheless. Yesterday’s message caused me to think introspectively with regard…

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Embracing an Abundant Life

Embracing an Abundant Life

Last month many of us in Chattanooga experienced the worst of it as we were all hunkered down “safely” at home, keeping our distance from others who could possibly pass on the sickness that has infected the entire planet. Our family has found ways to enjoy the time together, playing games, working outside and taking long walks and bicycle rides…

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Reasons to Celebrate

Reasons to Celebrate

The Franklin wealth Team (above) of Innovative Advisory Partners is proud to be acknowledged by Forbes as one of the best advisory firms in the state of Tennessee. Last week, Robert Pragnell and I attended an LPL conference in Florida rewarding its top advisors.  I was looking forward to some time spent learning about upcoming developments and reconnecting with old…

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Who NOT How

Who NOT How

Monday, I spent the day with a select group of top-notch entrepreneurs in Toronto Canada sharpening the saw, refining our purpose and improving our businesses. One of the key concepts we continued to focus on was “Who, not How!”. When most entrepreneurs (including me) face a challenge, our first reaction is to ask: “How do I solve this problem.” Start…

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Where’s the Beef?

Where’s the Beef?

What a Difference a Year Makes! Those who thought the S&P 500 would be the best place to invest in 2016 may have been surprised to find that “the beef” was to be found in many other types of investments last year.  Some of the most unloved asset classes recovered well after February with Energy, Commodities, Emerging Markets and Smaller…

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The Results Are In

The Results Are In

What Our Research Uncovered that Truly Defines the Franklin Wealth Experience We want to thank everyone for their continued support.  This year has been another great year as far as receiving introductions to wonderful people that we value as clients.  We also appreciate your continued feedback as to how we can continue to improve our service to you.  We have…

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