8th Anniversary Letter

October 8, 2018

Hi Folks,

Today, we are celebrating the 8th anniversary of the opening of our practice on October 8, 2010!

We would like to thank all of you for your support and the trust and confidence you have placed
in our firm to assist you in working toward your financial goals.

It has been a wild ride. We have seen quite a bit in the last 8 years. We have seen: a significant
recovery in the financial markets from the “Great Recession”; a change in political policy from
over-regulation to a more free-market approach, which has resulted in some of the greatest
prosperity seen in the last 30 years; we have made many new friends; and, unfortunately, we
have also lost quite a few to untimely deaths.

Our location is now twice the size from where we started, with better amenities, and provides us
with a place to grow our practice over the next 8 years.

This practice has always centered on one thing, our clients. We believe that a comprehensive,
well-rounded approach to working with clients is the only practical way of managing assets over
the course of several lifetimes.

Our core principles have not changed since we opened our practice. We believe in Stewardship,
by managing our assets, gifts and talents to leave the world a better place than we found it. We
believe that value always becomes apparent. We believe that there are only four places to create
wealth, 1) Real estate, 2) Great Talents or Ideas, 3) Business Ownership, and 4) Financial
markets. We also believe in the Golden Rule. If you work with our firm, you should see these
beliefs emerge from our interactions with you.

We hope that you share our values, and are willing to tell others that share these same values,
how we have impacted your life. Your goals become our priorities.

We have been blessed and are thankful for having all of you in our lives, and we look forward to
moving ahead with you.


Darryl G. Barnes, President
Deacon Wealth Management, LLC