Dear Towerpoint,

One of the most iconic voices in music history, one of the most soulful, inspirational singers of our time. 44 Grammy nominations, 18 Grammy wins. A career spanning six decades, culminating in 1987 when she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was not only one of the greatest singers of all time, but also a cultural icon, a symbol of strength, women's liberation, and the civil rights movement. Aretha Franklin will forever have our reverence, and our r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

In the Queen of Soul's 1998 autobiography, Franklin wrote about how her seminal song "Respect" spoke to anyone who felt overlooked or unappreciated: "It [reflected] the need of a nation, the need of the average man and woman in the street, the businessman, the mother, the fireman, the teacher — everyone wanted respect," she said.

Not to be overlooked, money is a prominent topic within Aretha's ageless song. Those who share and give their wealth away deserve respect. The difficult process of properly investing, building, and protecting one's net worth over time also deserves respect. It is also essential to respect and understand the fact that there is only so much we have control over, with our own behavior at the top of that list. There is a direct correlation between having longer-term investment success and having respect for the shorter-term unpredictability of the economy, politics, and the financial markets. All of this may seem easy in theory, but has time and time again proven difficult in practice, and remains a focal point for us at Towerpoint Wealth when directly adding value in our clients personal and financial lives.

And while many people might struggle to respect what constitutes "newsworthiness" in today's day and age, there is no escaping the 24/7 news cycle. The past two weeks have been no exception:

Lastly, we also encourage you to take three or four minutes to review the curated content found below, highlighted by:

  • President Joseph Eschleman's latest Towerpoint Wealth Minute on Sacramento's ESPN 1320.
  • Our new centralized web page, intended to seamlessly warehouse all of the original financial content created by Towerpoint Wealth.
  • A straightforward illustration detailing the growth of passive investing since 2001.
  • A fun article discussing why we hate emailing and love texting!

The world remains a complicated place, and we encourage you to call (916-405-9140), email (, or Tweet (@twrpointwealth) with any concerns, questions, or needs you have. We continue to be here for you, and look forward to connecting with, helping, and being a direct, fully independent, and no-strings-attached expert financial resource for each of you.

- Joseph and the Towerpoint Wealth team

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