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Honesty.

Care.

Brevity & Associates is an independent firm that assists businesses and individuals with sourcing the best financial tools for their needs.

Clients

We work as an advocate during the underwriting process, and work with our carriers to present your case in the best possible light by providing value in a streamlined process.

Business Partners

Our specialty is policy review and advanced case design. We can help with wealth preservation, transfer strategies, estate planning, executive benefits, and business continuity.

Business Philosophy

Brevity & Associates is founded and operated by managing partners, Brian Marshburn and Justin Stainback. Together, the two bring a wealth of knowledge in all facets of financial management to provide you with the best solutions with exemplary service. They have the ability to assess your entire portfolio and offer recommendations to augment your existing products. They are happy to work with your other professional advisors to create the best portfolio for your scenario. If you would like to learn more about the team, please click below.

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Recent News

  • Don’t Look Back In Anger

    POSTED: September 11, 2017

    When you are staring at a multiple choice question and you have no idea what the answer is and so you go with the “C” fallacy and you get it correct.  It makes you feel good.  How about on the math test where Miss Othmar makes you show your work?  You get 90% through and Read More

  • The Heart Wants What It Wants. What About The Brain?

    POSTED: August 28, 2017

    The brain wants what it shouldn’t have:  Choices.  People say they want more choices but, then can’t decide. There is a famous jam study that is often used to bolster this point. Sheena Iyengar, a professor at Columbia University and the author of “The Art of Choosing,” conducted the study in 1995. In a gourmet Read More

  • “Morality, like art, means drawing a line somewhere”

    POSTED: July 11, 2017

    It’s December 31st.  You’ve had an ok year.  You are about 3% short of where you need to be for the year.  The higher ups raised your performance goals 10% compared to last year.  They never lower them. Pressure is on.  Stakes are high.  You have a mortgage to pay and a family to feed. Read More

  • Anchoring Away: How Much Should You Pay For Something?

    POSTED: June 18, 2017

    How do you know how much you should pay for something? How do you know what’s a deal and what’s a ripoff? You need some sort of reference point…a cue to help you evaluate. The anchoring effect is a cognitive bias that influences you to rely too heavily on the first piece of information you Read More

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