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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I've been reading a book that speaks about taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. Many of those opportunities can be camouflaged as major challenges but, those who jump in and tackle the challenge with their...

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We all have our own struggles. Things we need help with. Things we aren't good at. "I can handle it", we say. We internalize our struggles and won't even share them with those closest to us. We try to shoulder the burdens life throws...

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Not sure about you but I pretty much stopped listening to the weather on the news. It is so hard for me to change my schedule and plan for the day based upon something that might happen. Something that they are predicting 3, 4 and 5...

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

One of the things my kids hear me say from time to time is fair is not always equal. What I mean by that is, just because someone got something, doesn't mean that you're entitled to the same thing as they did. I think too often that we...

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I had a conversation with a client recently and he made a comment that stuck with me, 'We talked about doing this 20 years ago but never got around to it. I guess two weeks becomes 20 years pretty quickly.' In the financial planning...

 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

I am not an Estate Planning attorney, but in helping people make educated decisions about money, one of the most common recommendations I have is to go talk to an estate planning attorney to write a Will and Last Testament. I’ve...

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The holiday season is a great time to be thankful for all we have. It is also a time to think about the things that are really important to us. In today's age of technology, connecting, media, etc... we can become very distant with...

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I would like to congratulate Josh Hofstedt, his staff and the Bomber football team on a great season! The amount of time and effort from all of the individuals involved helped make the season a successful one. Many of the players and...

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Well....I'm about ready for this election to be over. How about you? The candidates have been posturing for almost two years and it's getting to be about enough if you ask me. The worst part is everyone seems to be voting against the...

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Gillmore is one of my all-time favorite comedies. A fun movie about a hockey player turned golfer. In that movie Happy’s coach, Chubbs, urges Happy to find his ‘happy place’. Happy then has a daydream about a...

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

NO FEAR Back in the ‘90’s when I was growing up there was a t-shirt and brand called ‘No Fear’. Some of you may remember some of the phrases they sported. “Bottom of the 9th, down by three, bases loaded,...

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Things in this world are changing, we can all recite things that we remember ‘back in the day’ as being better than they are today. Change has always been around. We’ve changed Presidents 44 times, our society has...

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Teenagers are sooooo Irrational. I have decided I am going to write a monthly blog page. The blog is going to be about things I encounter in my life of family, faith, baseball and finance. Most will be simple observations and how it...

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

With the Super Bowl a recent memory and Peyton Manning being the winning quarterback, the topic of retirement is front and center on every news media outlet in the country. John Elway said something that really struck me. Obviously we...

 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I had a client make a comment that made me think about the praise and gifts we give people. He was in a drive thru with his father-in-law and the car in front of him had paid their bill. As they drove away his...