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Today's Marathon: What a Marathon Taught me about a Pandemic

It’s been over 10 years since I ran the Chicago Marathon, but I vividly remember mile-marker 13. Because of the feeling in that exact moment, I’ve run almost a dozen half-marathons, but never another marathon. I wasn’t close enough…

Financial Wellness for Gen X and Millennials – It’s About More than Investments

Part 1: Car Insurance I’ve noticed a few recurring themes from financial plans this past year. They have nothing to do with investments, but they are in many ways, so much more important. It turns out, there are a few items in your financial…

Mark-up Disclosure for Bonds: It’s About Time

I’ve spent the better part of a decade trying to explain to investors that bond purchases are not free. But that’s a difficult task when the costs are hidden from investors. This will change in May 2018, when the SEC’s new bond mark-up…
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Blair duQuesnay One of FA Magazine's 10 Young Advisors to Watch

ThirtyNorth CIO Blair duQuesnay was recently named one of FA Magazine's 10 Young Advisors to Watch. The article states: "Still in her 30s, Blair DuQuesnay has carved out a role as thought leader in her CIO and partner role at New Orleans’…
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It's Smart to Use Common Sense

Just as you wonder when the bad news cycle or political campaign season will ever end, something is announced which encourages you to think positively about the future. Recent business news included the release of Commonsense Principles of…
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DOL Fiduciary Rule

On April 6th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule on the fiduciary standard for retirement accounts. The rule stipulates that brokers cannot give conflicted investment advice to consumers in 401k, IRA, or other qualified…
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Financial Advice - It's Not Only Cost, but Quality

  There have been countless articles written on the cost of financial advice in recent years.  Every time I pick up a Wall Street Journal or a popular personal finance column there's a story about fees. They are right to criticize. …

Blair duQuesnay named to Investment News "Top 40 Under 40" list for 2015

Blair duQuesnay named to InvestmentNews "4o Under 40" list for 2015 New Orleans, LA (June 22, 2015)– Blair duQuesnay, Chief Investment Officer and Principal of ThirtyNorth Investments LLC, has been selected to InvestmentNews annual list of…

Build Your Private Healthcare Fund with a Health Savings Account (HSA)

Did you know there is a triple tax-free way to save for medical expenses? Perhaps the media hoopla over the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) these past five years has overshadowed the potential of Health Savings Accounts (or HSAs). Individuals…

Time to Check your Beneficiaries

Did you know there are assets that will not transfer to your heirs based on the instructions in your will? Instead, these assets transfer based on a beneficiary form you filled out.  While many advisors recommend you check your beneficiary…