One of my early memories is when my dad taught me how to interpret the share price tables in the business section of the newspaper. My main task was to look up prices of Oppenheimer Funds and write them down in a ledger. I learned to appreciate the simplicity of how the numbers told a story about value. Yet of deeper importance was learning how to consider patience and timing to match the funds’ performance with a life plan.
So when I was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1991, I had a plan for my signing bonus. First and foremost was my parents’ recommendation that I retain a broker. Soon after, I would work with an adviser at Butcher & Singer, which through many mergers became Wells Fargo Advisors. My broker was and still is, outstanding.
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