February 13, 2019 - Published by IAG Wealth Partners

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This coming Monday, February 18, is President’s Day. I am sure you have all of your family gatherings and celebrations planned at this point.

This holiday originated as an opportunity for Americans to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22, 1732. When it expanded to a national holiday in 1885 there were only four other national holidays – Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving. (Source:

Washington’s Birthday celebration was one of only five major national holidays. Today it has morphed into President’s Day which celebrates the lives and accomplishments of all American presidents.

One would think that the celebration of 44 people’s lives would be 44 times bigger and better than the celebration of only one person’s life, but many times more is actually less.

Focus on the first President and we have something specific to celebrate. Give us 44 people* to sift through over 242.5 years of history and we can’t focus on anything. For lack of focus, a top five holiday has transformed into a long weekend of exclusive car sales.

Our GPS process for financial and investment planning is designed to provide you and your family with focus. There are far more than 44 variables over the course of your lifetime that will determine whether you accomplish your goals. You will literally make thousands of decisions every year that will impact your future in large ways or small.

Finding answers when making these decisions has never been easier. Technology has filled the world with answers. However, the sheer volume of answers has made focusing on applicable questions the greater challenge.

Our commitment to our clients is to faithfully help them focus on the right questions and make the best decisions for them and their families.

*Historical note: While President Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States, President Grover Cleveland held the office for two nonconsecutive terms. Thus, only 44 people have held the office of President.


Quote of the week:  Milton Friedman: “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”


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