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[Video] Speed Reading Versus Speed Understanding

January 27, 2020

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® Speed Reading Versus Speed Understanding   Do you remember hearing stories or reading books when you were a kid. Someone was trying to teach you something and maybe there was a lesson in those stories they were trying to get you to understand.    Well one of these that was very popular…

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[Video] Hits & Misses, Goals In Your Life

January 11, 2020

STEPHEN SMALENBERGER, EA® [Video] Hits & Misses, Goals In Your Life The last time we had family over, we pulled out some old games we had saved when we were kids.  One in particular is Battleship. It is a really fun game where you and your opponent try to find and sink each other’s five…

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[Video] A Reminder To Take Action

January 6, 2020

STEPHEN SMALENBERGER, EA® I’ve had this on my keychain for years. It’s a carabiner. It’s what mountain climbers, zipliners use to repel and go up and climb. It hasn’t really meant anything to me until this past weekend. You see I went away with my daughter, Emma. We went to a daddy daughter retreat up…

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[Video] Top Financial Advice Videos From 2019!

December 30, 2019

Top 2019 Financial Advice Videos 2019 was quite a big year for us at Financial Design Studio. From the growth of our team to expanding how we serve you, we are always looking for more ways to give you answers to your top finance-related questions. As we look at the past year, here’s the countdown…

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[Video] Our New Year Plans

December 30, 2019

FINANCIAL DESIGN STUDIO, FINANCIAL ADVISORS Here for the 2020 New Year, we wanted to share with you a few things we like doing outside of our professional life that we want to get back to doing in this upcoming year.    Trevore: For me, I’d really like to get back to woodworking and get back…

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[Video] Merry Christmas! Our Christmas Traditions

December 24, 2019

FINANCIAL DESIGN STUDIO, FINANCIAL ADVISORS Christmas is a time where there are many family traditions. We’ve all been talking about our family traditions that we want to share with you.   Michelle: So one that I can think of is there is a time when we can always be there. So whether we celebrate a week…

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