Concord Financial Planning 2017-10-02T13:15:02+00:00

Concord, Massachusetts

/kong-kered/ pronounced like “conquered”, not “Con-cord” /kon-kawrd/
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Enduring, respecting the past and guiding the future, while being in awe of the present moment.  That is the attraction of Concord.  Practical yet profound, caring and connected, the essential elements of a life well lived.  This, to me, describes the appeal of the Concord ethos.  This is why Journey works and serves here.

Journey to Financial Independence

This research shows just how much work there is to be done.

2015 survey of investors with a net worth of $1 million or more by UBS found that while millionaires derive significant satisfaction from the wealth they amassed, they also feel compelled to strive for more, spurred on by their own ambition, the desire to protect their families’ lifestyle and an “ever-present fear of losing it all.”

Half of millionaires with less than $5 million—and 63 percent of those working with children at home—believe that one wrong move, such as a job loss or market crash, would have a major impact on their lifestyle, the survey found.

When a cost of $0 is not free

Is your financial house completely in order?  Think about the opportunity cost if isn’t.  What is the value of your time with your young adult children when they are only home a few weeks each year?  Or your babies while they are still little?  There is real opportunity cost of your time, in terms of spending less time with the people you care about most.  What personal passion could you be mastering? What is the value of a few extra hours each week in nature or exercising or preparing healthy meals?   The cost of not planning for your financial goals, or doing it yourself is not without a clear and present cost.

It is possible to have greater control and spend less time on your financial planning and still achieve greater independence.  What is the value of having complete confidence and not having to think about it other than a few times per year when you meet with your planning team?

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Please enjoy our notes on Concord below.  We hope it compels you to come for a visit or if you live here, to remind you to find your cross country skis or smell the roses.

Concord is unique, independent and influential and has been throughout its entire history

Today

Historians, literature lovers and writers, transcendentalists and philosophers and spiritual people are attracted to Concord, Massachusetts.  Independence, education, nature, conservation and preservation are valued highly and are continuing to contribute to Concord’s enduring vibrancy of thought and action by its inhabitants. This is a town for people who care about others – family, community involvement, civic engagement, friendship and giving back.

Original Inhabitants

Concord was the home of Native American Indians camps on the banks of the the Concord/Sudbury and Assabet rivers.  It was incorporated in 1635 by the English.  It is the first interior, non-tidal water town in Massachusetts.

American Revolution

The first battle for independence by the town’s patriots against the British occurred in Concord on April 19, 1775.

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Mid 19th Century

These great writers, philosophers and independent thinkers flourished in Concord and to this day influence our world

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Margaret Fuller
Bronson Alcott, and his daughter
Louisa May Alcott

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Concord is home to the following cultural organizations

Concord Art
Concord Chamber Music Society
Concord Conservatory of Music
Concord Museum
Concord Players, Inc.
DeCordova Museum
Friends of Performing Arts
Gropius House
The Concord Band
The Concord Chorus
The Concord Orchestra, Inc
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

 

Concord has many highly rated schools both public and private
 

Elementary Schools
Thoreau Elementary School
Willard School
Alcott
The Fenn School
Nashoba Brooks School
 

Middle Schools
Concord Middle School
Nashoba Brooks School
Walden Street School
 

High Schools
Concord Regional High School
Concord Academy
Middlesex Academy
Walden Street School

The top places to visit in Concord per TripAdvisor’s list of 30
North Bridge (Patriot’s Day is the best, but get here early)
Minute Man National Historical Park
Orchard House
Walden Pond State Reservation (All season’s- really!)
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord Museum (Christmas time is amazing)
The Old Manse
Battle Road Trail
Verrill Farm
Ralph Waldo Emerson House
Concord Free Public Library
Thoreau House
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Journey’s favorite food in Concord
Breakfast
Nashoba Brook Bakery
Haute Coffe
Helen’s Restaurant
Main Street’s Market & Café

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The Concord Cheese Shop
Twin Seafood
Walden Italian Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Sally Ann Food Shop

Dinner
80 Thoreau
Woods Hill Table
Trail’s End Café

Get moving

6The trails for running, biking, skiing and hiking, the rivers and ponds for kayaking, and golfing (two country clubs Concord Country Club and Nashawtuc Country Club), the Bedee Center and Thoreau Club, On the Mat Yoga, Nia for Life and Yoga, and many barre and Pilates and fitness spots will keep you moving.  After all you have a lot of living to enjoy, so make time for relationships, relaxing and movement along the way.

 

Schedule a conversation with us and ensure yourself a meaningful Concord experience.

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