How Can You Perform Better? Do Less

Working hard is important, but many studies and my experience suggest that, to perform better, we should slow down and do less. I wrote about this subject not long ago in a post titled, To Think Better, Goof Off and Go For A Walk . After returning from today’s morning walk, what did I find as … More How Can You Perform Better? Do Less

Provoking Posts and Brain Food

This blog was started a few years ago as a place to share provoking ideas.  I haven’t been as active as planned (life does get in the way sometimes), but hopefully it has gotten a few useful thoughts going. In an effort to get back on track, but with a nod to the limits of … More Provoking Posts and Brain Food

Groundhog Day

Over and over, day after day. Crowds gather early in the morning to watch for what the future will bring. The media is on hand for the latest predictions and they run stories with sensational headlines to engage their audience. Men in coat and tie confer, hoist prominent prognosticators on high and loudly sing praises … More Groundhog Day

More Plastic In The Ocean Than Fish?

One garbage truck’s worth of plastic is being dumped into the sea every minute.  If no action is taken, the pace of this plastic pollution is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050. This and other sad statistics can be found in an Ellen MacArthur Foundation report … More More Plastic In The Ocean Than Fish?

Your Brain On The Stock Market

The title of this blog is taken from the “This Is Your Brain On Drugs” (see Brain On Drugs below) public service announcement (PSA) that was run by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America in the 1980s. The video shows a man talking about the dangers of drugs.  He holds up an egg and says, “This is your … More Your Brain On The Stock Market

Report Ranks Boston No. 1 in Income Inequality: What Does It Mean?

A report published last week by the Brookings Institution ranked Boston number one, but not in a good way. The report gave Boston the ignominious title of having the nation’s worst income inequality, according to its 95/20 ratio (the difference in income between households in the 95th percentile and those in the 20th). What does … More Report Ranks Boston No. 1 in Income Inequality: What Does It Mean?

Transparency, Simplicity, Peace of Mind ®

What Do Clients Really Value The Most? When I started my own firm almost four years ago, I spent a lot time asking myself and my fellow colleagues what clients really value the most. During conversations that I had with many wealthy individuals and investment professionals, I was routinely reminded of the following comment from … More Transparency, Simplicity, Peace of Mind ®

Trust and Estates Magazine –

My firm, Fiduciary Wealth Partners, continues to grow and we continue to post our ideas at our blog, which can be found at the following link: Fiduciary Ideas Recently, Trust & Estates magazine and added me as a contributor and, in their most recent September 2015 hard copy issue, published my article titled, Are … More Trust and Estates Magazine –

World Oceans Day

All in my family and my firm, Fiduciary Wealth Partners, are taking time out today to celebrate World Oceans Day. Please help us support Clean Oceans! You can learn more at the following: World Oceans Day World Ocean Day Events   Preston McSwain is a Managing Partner and Founder of Fiduciary Wealth Partners, an SEC registered … More World Oceans Day

AMAZING Clean Ocean Update

On my family Clean Up Oceans website, we just posted an update on an innovative idea that we first mentioned last summer about the efforts of a then-19 year old, Boyan Slat (see Innovative Idea post). I am now pleased to find that this amazing and innovative idea to clean up our oceans has been funded and is … More AMAZING Clean Ocean Update