The Infrastructure Opportunity

This summer a 90-year old pipe burst in Los Angeles, flooding the UCLA campus with 20 million gallons of water.  The estimated $8.1 billion repair cost equals the entire annual municipal budget.  The average age of water pipes east of the Mississippi is more than 70-years old while the U.S. public investment in infrastructure is.. read more →

Information Security: How We Are Protecting Our Clients

If you paid any attention to the news in the last year, chances are you heard a headline or two about security breaches. Most notably, the Target Corporation cyber-security breach dominated the news for weeks, disrupted the company’s business during the most critical holiday shopping days of the year, and created headaches for millions of.. read more →

Season of Giving

During the holiday season, as a team at All Star Financial we wanted to find a way to give back to the community;  and what a better way than to participate in a gift drive for children in need. This year we decided to participate in a gift drive through the Washburn Center for Children… read more →

We Are Here For You!

As the summer ends and fall is around the corner, I just want to say “We are here for you!” Please give us a call anytime you have a question or concern. I know most people like to refocus on their investments after enjoying the MN summers. We have added a new member to our.. read more →

How Do I Choose The Right Advisor?

Last year, we posted a blog that talked about a Broker vs. Fiduciary (fee only independent advisor). There was a video that we posted along with it that explains these differences by comparing them to a Butcher vs. Dietician. The more we had this conversation with our clients and prospective clients, the more we realized.. read more →

Bob’s Adventures in Africa!

Words cannot express the feeling in my heart after experiencing the sounds, smells, generosity, and pure joy of Africa and its people. By definition, a life changing experience. By Grace, a new view on life’s priorities! I will no longer complain about a cold shower, or the idea of deserving 3 squares a day. I.. read more →

Maximize your 401K with All Star’s Qualified Plan Advisory Program

For the majority of people, almost 60% of the assets they will use to fund their retirement come from their group retirement plans.  Our client’s situations are very similar, so in addition to investing your non-qualified assets at All Star Financial we believe you need to make these assets as efficient as possible. As a.. read more →

Deepening Client Relationships

This past year, All Star Financial participated in Fidelity Investment’s Nationwide Benchmarking Study for all independent RIA’s that use their trading platform. This was not the first study we had done, but we found the results this time to be very informative. After going over the results of the study we realized that we had.. read more →

Broker vs. Fiduciary

Hi to our All Star Client! It’s us again, talking about why we are different than brokers. We found a great 2.5 minute video on Youtube that is REALLY good. Please take the time to view this and for all of us visual learners,it will hit home. One request, please send this to a friend.. read more →

Pulling Back the Curtain on Wall Street

Just a quick note to ask you to read a very interesting article from today’s New York Times. I started All Star Financial in 1990 because I wanted what would be best for my clients: an independent, unbiased, fee-only practice that would not sell “product”. Why do the “big guys” like Goldman continue to rip.. read more →