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Monday, November 5, 2018

Most of you know that I am a baseball guy so I wanted to discuss what we can learn from one of the greatest…Yogi Berra. Yogi was a great ballplayer, he was also a winner…appearing in 14 World Series and winning 10...

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Being in Minnesota we understand what it feels like to be confined indoors for long periods of time. What many of us adults forget is the unending energy we had as kids and the need to burn it off. The world has changed a lot in the...

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time. Something we all have a limited supply of. So many fitting quotes about time, 'Time is money', 'The days are long and the years are short', 'Time is something we'll never have more of','Time is something we want most, but use...

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

This past week I was blessed and fortunate to make a fly-in fishing trip with some of my family. My grandfather (who's 87), cousin, uncle and his wife, parent's, brother and his son, my oldest son and myself made our way to Canada...

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Albert Einstein once said, 'Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex.' A great quote to say the least. In this life, we find ourselves trying to solve issues with complex answers but the answer is usually...

 

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Friday, June 1, 2018

I think everyone would agree that the market has been very good to investors over the past 18-24 months. Almost to a point of us forgetting that there is actually volatility from time to time. As the father of three kids (7th, 5th and...

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

When I was younger I never considered myself much of a reader. In fact, I don't recall reading much at all in high school. As I entered college, I read the textbooks required to pass the classes but not much more. It wasn't until I...

 

Friday, February 2, 2018

The recent stock market volatility has some people a little bit nervous. I have had a few clients ask the question, “Have we seen the peak of the market?” “Is it time to get out of the market?” I wanted to...

 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I am not a shrink, nor do I intend to become one. I do feel one of the biggest issues facing our great nation is the value of the individual. The value and the purpose we feel as individuals and how we can be of value in an ever...

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Procrastination -- a word that we all seem to know a lot about. As human beings we procrastinate on a lot of things. Some of us procrastinate getting out of bed to work out. Some of us procrastinate calling that loved one that you know...

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cannon Falls Schools Calendar - October 2017

 

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...

 

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...