Brian Lloyd

Coffee Talk: Your Most Important Investment–You

Are you as happy as you can be? Are you living life with full joy and commitment? In this episode of Coffee Talk, Brian and Kurt talk about the compounding effects of pursuing your passion on a daily basis. We all understand the idea of an investment in stocks or...

Coffee Talk: The Election and Markets

With the presidential election only 11 days away, we’ve been having many conversations within our community about how to position portfolios in anticipation of one result or the other. Many articles have been written, like this one, showing the historical effects of...

Building Castles in the Air

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” — Henry David Thoreau “Push your pencil.” — Shirley Kaplinger, (Brian’s high school math teacher) This is such a difficult time for...

Ode to Frosty

"A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope." — Howard Washington Thurman "Happy Birthday!" — Frosty the Snowman Just over a year ago, Painted Porch was born. Prior to founding Painted Porch, I ran a small independent advisory...

The Positive Impact of a Goal to Focus On

"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." — Jim Rohn Goals, even small or short‐term goals, can focus us in a way that can shift our perception of the world around us. This morning I started a 5k training program. A...
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