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What’s the Most Expensive Thing You Own?

| August 29, 2018
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Have you ever wondered what the most expensive thing you own is?  Is it your house? Your cars? Your portfolio? It has taken me years to figure it out, but I think it is my ego. That’s right, my ego has cost me dearly both in time and money over the years. Starting out as a young father who knew more than Hasbro and didn’t need to read the assembly instructions for a doll stroller that took me most of Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning to assemble. Or the first time I re-built a motor in our first car and became furious when the rods just dropped into the block. Thankfully, there was Laura with the Chilton’s manual on her knees and she asked the question, “Mike, where are the hydraulic lifters supposed to go?”

Our finances are like that in many ways. We hear and see enough to think that we can go it on our own.   When our portfolios take longer than usual to build value, or the value drops like a rod with no lifter at the bottom then we realize it might be time to ask for help. Give us a call and let’s see if we can help you.



Mike Mickels is President of CochranMickels Retirement Specialists and an avid sporting clay competitor.  Mike is not a mechanic.  CochranMickels Retirement Specialists provides personalized planning and investment services to individuals approaching and in retirement. They also provide retirement and benefits training to Federal employees


Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor. CochranMickels and Cambridge are not affiliated.

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