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By now you’ve probably heard about a family member’s or friend’s success with Bitcoin or one of the other virtual currencies. I have too. One friend shared days ago that his 20-something son had bought some Bitcoin when it was $400 (about $13,000 recently, for a 30,000% gain). Another recommended a week ago that I consider investing in one currency called Ripple (up 40% in the past seven days).

Two Steps to Lowering Investment Risk

Dr Bob Explains Series on Financial Topics






Given that there is no investing without risk, what can be done to lower investment risk? There are two broad strategies, although neither can eliminate losses. One, diversify. Two, mitigate ESG – environmental, social, and governance – risks.

Glen Eagle’s Quarterly Service Project Supports Recovering St. Thomas Island

As part of Glen Eagle’s recurring quarterly service project the team collected durable food products to ship to St.

Some conversations are difficult to have. Learn how trust, transparency, and triumph can help with end-of-life planning.

 Published in Route 1 newspaper on November 1, 2017

Yes, Risk Matters :(

Dr Bob Explains Series on Financial Topics






There’s no such thing as zero-risk investing. Risk and its cousin Return are like two sides of a coin. The more return you want, the more risk you have to assume. If you want or need less risk, then you have to accept a lower return. But what does risk look like? What role does it play in investment planning?

Bonds Now ?

Dr Bob Explains Series on Financial Topics






Should you still invest in bonds? Why is this even a question? Is it the right question to ask? To understand these questions, we need to understand how bonds behave and how the market outlook can affect their behavior in the coming period.

The DO-RE-MI's of ESG

Dr Bob Explains Series on Financial Topics





As I write, Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel Texas. There’s no way to draw a direct link between global warming and this storm. But suppose you want to harmonize your financial investments with your social values. Perhaps you support corporate responsibility in communities, inclusiveness in corporate hiring and corner offices, and reducing water and air pollution and carbon emission.

Glen Eagle CEO Susan Michel attends Executive Roundtable


Susan Michel attended an executive roundtable with other business leaders from New Jersey. At the roundtable Chala Dincoy, CEO and Founder of The Repositioning Expert (, spoke as a Marketing Strategist about how professional service companies can change their messaging to attract more decision makers.

Glen Eagle Supports Local Community in Annual Service Day


Glen Eagle held its annual Community Service Day earlier this summer, donating to those in need and supporting the local community. Through the collection and donation of goods as well as an active volunteering role, Glen Eagle was able to give back not through one institution, but three separate organizations dedicated to the local area. 

Planning for Digital Heaven

Dr Bob Explains Series on Financial Topics






As many of you do, I take and get lots of photos with my phone. They’re automatically backed up to the “cloud.” Then I delete the originals on my phone to make room for new photos. With an internet connection, I can retrieve the uploaded photos anytime and anywhere. Although I no longer have the original photos on my device, there is no practical difference. Or is there? What if, as a 1969 song sang, I’ve gone to the “spirit in the sky”? My wife could retrieve them as long as she had my passwords, right?

Well,   n o t   s o   f a s t.

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