I root for underdogs (unless they are playing Wisconsin teams, of course).
There is something about an underestimated team exceeding the experts’ view about their abilities and defeating a supposedly superior opponent that gives me great satisfaction.
It takes tenacity. It takes confidence. It takes effort. And it usually takes a little bit of luck.
This year’s NCAA basketball tournament has been fairly good to the underdogs. This coming weekend’s Sweet 16 includes four teams that the selection committee seeded 10th or lower at the start of the tournament – Miami (10), Iowa State (11), Michigan (11), and Saint Peter’s (15).
However, the Sweet 16 also includes one region where the top-seeded overdog teams – Gonzaga (1), Duke (2), Texas Tech (3), and Arkansas (4) – all successfully fended off challenges from their underdog opponents.
So are you an underdog or an overdog?
When it comes to retirement, most Americans are underdogs. While I will always root for my fellow Americans to succeed, the fact is that the average American undersaves, overspends, and has far too little in assets to live their preferred lifestyle in retirement. They are cumulatively not living up to their potential.
We constantly strive to help our clients be retirement overdogs. We want the odds tilted in your family’s favor. We want to help you develop the tenacity, confidence, and effort needed to fulfill your long-term goals without relying on luck. We work hard to help you live up to your long-term potential.
As far as the NCAA basketball tournament goes, I will be rooting for the 15th-seeded St. Peter’s Peacocks to win it all. I also accept that is not likely.
As far as retirement goes, we will always be doing our best to make sure you live up to your overdog potential. We are committed to making this as likely as possible.
Quote of the week: George Steinbrenner: “What the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.”
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