JSF 10th Anniversary

July 7, 2018

In researching 10th anniversary gifts I came across an article that explained the traditional anniversary gift is tin, or aluminum… That just didn’t seem to fit so I read a bit further and saw that the modern day gift is diamonds. That struck a chord with me, being that I feel like – on the 10th anniversary of J SINGLETON FINANCIAL – I am surrounded by a group of diamonds. Colleagues and clients alike.

This past week JSF celebrated 10 years with a company gathering in my back yard. It seems like yesterday that I packed everything up at the Jackson State Bank and walked across the street to open my own practice. I feel blessed not only by a great staff but also by all of the wonderful clients that I have had the pleasure of working with – some for over 20 years! On this anniversary I say thank you to everyone who has helped make J SINGLETON FINANCIAL the practice it is today. Thank you for putting your trust with us, and I look forward to seeing what the next 10 years hold.

Sincerely,
Judy

JSF VISIT TO RJ NATIONAL CONFERENCE

June 7, 2018

This last month Hadyn and I attended Raymond James’ national conference in Washington D.C. Time was spent visiting historic sites (The White House & Mount Vernon), professional development, and meeting with some of the best and brightest the financial industry has to offer. A few highlighted speakers that we heard from were Andy Friedman, commonly referred to as “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political”, Robert Gates, former US Secretary of Defense, and Adam Alter, who spoke about our society’s current addiction to screens.

We also attended two intimate dinners – one with Jeff Saut, Raymond James’ Chief Investment strategist, and one with James Camp Co-portfolio manager of Eagle Strategic Income. Both dinners were very productive.

The conversation at dinner with James Camp centered on the discipline that it takes to stick to an investment strategy when it is out of favor with what is currently popular. In a day and age where everyone seems to have the secret to the next investment home run it was good to hear some level headed thoughts about keeping it simple and investing in high quality – so called “boring” investments.

Our night out with Jeff Saut was a real treat. We went to dinner a top the W Hotel adjacent the White House. Being able to discuss the markets one on one with Jeff was amazing. He reiterated why he thinks the markets are headed higher and we are in a secular bull market – “The economy is stronger than a garlic milkshake!”.

All in all it was a very productive trip. Every now and then it is good to step away from day to day obligations and spend time focusing on how we can better serve our clients. We cannot wait to take the insights we learned and improve our deliverables to our clients.

 

Sincerely,

Judy

 

Any opinions are those of Judy Singleton and not necessarily of Raymond James.

 

 

Touch-A-Truck

June 5, 2018

This past weekend J SINGLETON FINANCIAL sponsored the 6th annual Touch-A-Truck.  This event is put together by the wonderful staff and volunteers of the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum.  The event allows children of all ages to explore vehicles of all sorts in a safe supervised environment.  Our kids and grandkids – as you can tell – had a fabulous time! 

Mother’s Day Brunch

 May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day is a time to take a moment and show appreciation to some of the most important people in the world – our Moms.  We celebrated a few wonderful mothers by hosting a brunch at The Club at 3 Creek  on Mother’s Day this year.  Thank you to all of the other mothers out there doing the million things that assure that this world is filled with love.  – Judy

 

JSF NEWS: CPA’s Tax Appreciation Baskets

April 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Tax Season! We know that it can be a stressful time for clients and their CPA’s – so we put together these “tax” baskets to help our local CPA partners get to the finish line.

April 17th is the deadline this year and it is right around the corner. If you have not received your Raymond James tax forms please give us a call and we will get them to you ASAP.

Thank you to our office manager Angela Cook for spearheading this much appreciated project. The baskets look great!