"By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard 'round the world" Ralph Waldo Emerson, July 4, 1837
North Bridge Advisory Group is named after the North Bridge that spans the Concord River in Concord, Massachusetts. In April 1775 a ragtag group of Massachusetts men, mostly farmers, stood their ground at the bridge against British troops, inaugurating the American Revolution.
It is often considered the birthplace of a nation, one where being an inheritor meant something very different than being a member of royalty. In fact, this country was established on the principle that royalty and its special privileges for a select few would no longer be inherited. Individual rights and freedoms were part of everyone's inheritance. A truly revolutionary idea.
One of those inherited rights was the freedom to pass on our property to our children and grandchildren. The complex characteristics of inheritance --guilt, expectations, advantage, envy, and noblesse oblige-- started at the old bridge in Concord but culminated in the final vow of the Declaration: “We pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
We at North Bridge realize that there is still work to be done as we assimilate those revolutionary principles into our everyday lives and try to teach our children to do the same.
As an independent LLC, The North Bridge Advisory Group works in a professional and highly confidential environment. We are a strictly fee-based service and do not manage assets, sell investment products, or offer legal advice.