December 24, 2016
Jeff’s Year End Letter
Ahh… December 24, 2016. As most of you know, I have young children. They are bouncing off the walls with Christmas excitement. Oh, and candy, cookies, etc. Seeing excitement in the eyes of my children as they prepare a strategy to wake Mommy and Daddy up (if we make it past 5:30 am I will be SHOCKED) on Christmas morning I am drawn to reminisce.
For my children, it has been “FOREVER” since last Christmas. I remember my own perception of time when I was a child. It didn’t “fly.” It wasn’t “wasted.” Time was just that. Time. Seconds accumulated to minutes, which accumulated to hours, days, months, a year. The school year was an eternity and summer vacation seemed like it would never end…until it did.
I thought 2016, more than many other years, allowed for time to fly by. Until I re-read last year’s letter.
In October, 2015 I wrote Labor Day has come and gone, and I really hope each of you had a wonderful summer. Time really seems to fly by after Labor Day. School starts, then we are dressing our kids and grandkids up for Halloween, and then POOF – here comes “THE HOLIDAYS!”
So……I guess all I need to say is POOF. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
As I reminisce about the past year I am again humbled and grateful for the trust that you put in us. And we must be doing something right because we continue to be blessed by your thoughtful introductions to your personal friends and families. Our commitment to the fiduciary standard, straight talk and serious financial strategic planning continues to be well received. And David Martin’s management of the markets for 2016 was masterful. With your support Gainplan grew over 25% again in 2016. Thank you.
Our famed “Don’t Miss It” event series kicks off in January at our annual year-in-review held at the Big Rock Brewery, where this year we bring you Gainplan Jeopardy!, and culminates at our annual “Don’t Miss the Boat” cruise in September for those of you in Michigan. Watch for our email invitation in the first of the year. It is going to be fantastic.
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