The Finish of the Weblog, However Not Our #Unfiltered Recommendation

Pricey Monument Wealth Administration Neighborhood,

That is the ultimate Off the Wall weblog.

Whereas we are going to preserve the outdated blogs as much as consult with, the weblog portion of our web site shall be inactive after this final publish.

Why? Right here’s the story:

The genesis of Off the Wall was the expression of my frustration working at a big Wall Road agency and being unable to speak successfully with shoppers who had entrusted me with their wealth administration. I may choose up the cellphone and converse with every shopper individually, however I used to be not allowed to ship out mass communications.


I felt like I had an obligation to inform my shoppers what I used to be considering after I was considering it. They have been paying me for my opinions and recommendation and anticipated to listen to my ideas. However when bureaucratic compliance guidelines made that endeavor subsequent to unattainable, and my brow was bruised from all of the facepalming, I knew I needed to pursue an answer that may repair that.

In my creativeness, Monument was born…and it wasn’t lengthy after that when Dean and I made it actual.

On Friday, Might twenty third, 2008, at 5 p.m. Jap time, Dean and I unlocked the door of Monument Wealth Administration for the primary time as an actual firm.

Our firm.

We have been on the hook for every thing we did or didn’t do.

However again to the weblog.

Having the ability to write and talk effectively and successfully with shoppers and everybody else was thrilling and liberating. At first, it was simply updating everyone on market data. As I matured and have become, debatably, a greater author, I shifted away from speaking about what I ultimately decided to be irrelevant monetary data. I began writing opinions and ideas extra actually, with humor, and utilizing uncooked language that I take advantage of in actual life.

I ultimately misplaced my worry of writing and embraced my distinctive voice. I merely began writing simply as I converse to folks in actual life, aiming to jot down blogs that made folks really feel like they have been sitting throughout from me having a beer (or extra possible, an Previous Vogue).

And in case you are sitting with me chatting, I sometimes use some “grown-up phrases” similar to everybody today…phrases like “bullshit” and sayings like “fuck that!” It’s simply that they hit otherwise if you learn them.

However that’s what I WANTED. I wished my phrases to have an effect. So, I began sometimes utilizing them in my weblog after they have been warranted. After I wanted one thing to hit otherwise.

Folks liked it. “Genuine” was a phrase that most individuals used. However I knew that that degree of authenticity couldn’t have been adopted wherever apart from my very own agency.

As I added up all of the downloads, clicks, and forwards of the weblog, it dawned on me that the phrases I’ve written have been consumed properly over half 1,000,000 instances. You probably have been with me for any time period, I can’t let you know how a lot I respect that. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

By way of this weblog, we’ve got championed the philosophy that point and self-discipline are the cornerstones of fine monetary selections and long-term returns.

We’ve emphasised the significance of safeguarding money reserves for 12 to 18 months of bills, which ensures a buffer in opposition to the market’s uncertainties and promoting securities when they’re buying and selling down.

We’ve targeted on understanding the distinction between prospects and chances.

We’ve targeted on the truth that whereas we are able to by no means inform which course the following 20% transfer shall be, we all know which course the following 100% transfer shall be (as a result of a future S&P 10,000 appears extra believable than an S&P 0).

However now it’s time for a brand new journey within the digital medium.

The Transition to Monument #Unfiltered

We’re excited to announce that we’re transitioning the Off the Wall Weblog to an e-mail publication format, which can enable us to ship extra focused ideas to the fitting viewers.

By now, as a reader, that we discover the established order to be very, very boring. Repulsive even. We’re sick of seeing the identical outdated stuffy, vapid wealth recommendation repeated over and over throughout cable information and standard-issue monetary newsletters.

It’s all a bunch of blah, blah, blah and a giant purpose why no one trusts monetary advisors.

However we promise to maintain delivering one thing DIFFERENT.

Should you already get the weblog delivered to your e-mail field, worry not, you may be seamlessly migrated to the brand new e-mail checklist.

In case you are studying this last weblog and contemplating signing up for Monument #Unfiltered you’re going to get wealth insights you gained’t hear wherever else. Uncooked, unfiltered opinions and easy recommendation, and plain discuss what’s necessary… and what’s bullshit. We purpose that can assist you body data in a significant means and make good selections so that you will be assured as a high-net-worth investor.

We satisfaction ourselves on being genuine, however we all know that we’re not going to resonate with everyone, and that’s OK.

However – if this resonates with you and also you’re sick and bored with the identical outdated crappy canned recommendation, give us a attempt. You may unsubscribe anytime with the clicking of a button – and no laborious emotions.

Why Are We Doing This

Somebody requested me what I like most about our new podcast, and my response caught them off guard—it’s a device folks can use to find out in the event that they assume we’re idiots with out having to really meet us.

It’s our free present.

Right here’s what I imply. If somebody listens to the podcast and thinks, “Wow, that Armstrong is a complete fool,” that’s an enormous win for me AND THEM. That individual selected their very own that Monument’s opinions, recommendation, philosophy, type, no matter, are usually not one thing they worth, need, like, or want.

That saves us ALL numerous time.

With out the podcast, there may have been untold hours wasted by each side to get to that dedication. To not point out the ache of coping with bridge site visitors, sizzling lane bills, and parking.

And this half is REALLY necessary…like I stated above, we’re not making an attempt to resonate with everybody.

Conversely, somebody might hearken to the podcast and say, “What they simply stated makes numerous sense to me” they usually preserve listening.

That bridges a niche—it strikes somebody out of the pool of ‘Everybody’ and into the pool of ‘Followers.’

Typically followers simply keep followers, however additionally they inform others about us.

However then typically, followers resolve they need to study much more about us. When that occurs, they’ve already subscribed to our philosophy, and I don’t must persuade them of something.

We need to do the identical factor with Monument #Unfiltered.

We need to proceed to bridge the hole between ‘Everybody’ and ‘Followers.’

The draw back to the weblog was that everybody may learn it, however we had nothing greater than anecdotal proof that folks favored it, or in the event that they have been followers, or simply stealing our concepts (sure, that occurs, I really don’t care; it provides legitimacy to our efforts). Now we are going to know…as a result of in case you are subscribed, we consider you’re a fan, and for those who don’t subscribe or unsubscribe, we all know that we didn’t stay as much as your expectations.

So… for those who ARE a fan and need to be part of the Monument #Unfiltered group, subscribe right here or fill out the shape on the very backside of this web page.

Hold wanting ahead,


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