Beware of Deflation! What?!?
I thought you were warning us about inflation.
Things are changing quickly. There is new information you need to know about the economy. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, you need to hear this episode. I do an analysis of why I think deflation is a real risk and what you need to know. Deflation or bust.
The composition of the CPI in the US:
- Housing: 42.1%
- Transportation: 17.4%
- Food and beverages: 15.1%
- Medical care: 7.3%
- Recreation: 6.1%
- Other goods and services: 4.5%
- Apparel: 3.3%
- Education and communication: 3.2%
Tesla dropping prices is deflationary... So is the drop in housing prices, drop in energy, and other areas which are bound to happen soon. We don't have stagflation yet... but it coming
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Today's Guest: Kirk Chisholm
Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor located in Lexington, MA. He has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families since 1999. He is an outside the box thinker, risk manager, inflation expert, blogger, podcaster, and all-around interesting guy. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients and their families. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience, empathy, and his ability to provide clear and easy-to-understand explanations to complex financial topics.
Kirk developed a unique philosophy for the wealth management industry called Risk Management First. The medical field has a similar way of thinking of “first do no harm”. This philosophy focuses on risk management for clients in all aspects of their lives in ways the industry does not address. Risk management does not stop with investments. It also requires working closely with other professionals to address areas of their financial lives not currently being met.
In 2008, Kirk co-founded Innovative Advisory Group to address the needs not being addressed by the wealth management industry. It started with specializing in alternative assets held in retirement accounts (i.e. self directed IRAs/401ks). Then the company expanded into the specialization of college funding (i.e. planning, strategy, and paying the least possible for a high quality education), Risk Management First, exit planning for business owners, advanced planning (estate, tax, etc), and providing practice management and leadership training to other financial advisors, accountants and attorneys.
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