The Porch

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An unexpected destination

a little over a year ago, my career in the hedge fund world came to a sudden halt. I knew I wanted to do something fulfilling with my time, my experience, my talents. I wanted to positively impact people’s lives

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Finding the Path

For nearly two years, I’ve been wanting to tell this story. Something has held me back. Fear? Some degree of embarrassment, perhaps? Worried that the stigma associated with financial planning and wealth management would elicit eyerolls?

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Spotlight on Girls Inc

At Painted Porch, we believe financial wealth’s primary purpose should be in service to self-actualization and enduring happiness. We also see community as a core element on that path. As a commitment to our community, we donate $100 to charity each time we create a new financial plan. Small steps lead to big impact, and we hope our support will help Girls Inc. continue doing the great work they do in our community.

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Welcoming (and Welcoming Back) Our New Porch Family

This is why we are so thrilled to welcome our two newest Porch members, Tim Lindvall and Zach Philipp. It took us a while to find them (and we put them through every pace we could!), and we couldn’t be happier that they’ve decided to hang out on The Porch with us. Each brings a unique and fresh perspective that makes us a more well-rounded firm. And they truly embody our values in a way that they fit right in from Day 1.

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Coffee Talk: Much Ado About Inflation

Inflation is once again rearing its ugly head…but is it here to stay?
Brian and Kurt discuss how inflation impacts the economy, the best investments for an inflationary environment, and why it’s important to always be “just a little wrong” when trying to predict what’s going to happen in the market.

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Coffee Talk: Simplicity Wins

For the decade from 2009-2019, 89% of largecap fund managers underperformed the S&P500. 89%!!
In this latest Coffee Talk, Brian and Kurt discuss the danger of thinking that investing is easy…how much of your life you get back when you stop trying to be “smart” by timing the market…and the fact that, when it comes to investing over the long-term, “simplicity wins”.

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Making an Impact. Together.

One foundational element of our Help First philosophy is our donation of $100 for every financial plan we create. We wanted our first donation to go toward helping our local Santa Barbara community, the place where Painted Porch was born.

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