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What’s your number?

By |September 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

You might have noticed that I’ve recently talked quite a bit about inflation, and that’s because I know firsthand how big of an impact it can have on your lifestyle in retirement. But, one thing I haven’t mentioned is that everybody has their own personal inflation rate.  Yep - you read that correctly. Our national inflation rate may have been between 1.2-2.4% over the last few years. However, your [...]

You’ve been had – now what?

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

You’ve seen the emails: A Nigerian prince that selected you specifically to help him get back home with the promise of untold riches. A lawyer for that great-great-great uncle you’ve never heard of telling you that you are the sole beneficiary to his vast, vast, vast estate.  We’ve come to expect and often even laugh at these emails because of how insane they sound, and we think no one [...]

Serenity now?

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Feeling a bit cramped at home these days? You’re not alone.  During the pandemic, our lives were all turned topsy-turvy - and impacting how we live at home.  There was online schooling for our kids, working from home, adopting pandemic pets… and lockdowns. The four walls seemed to close around us, didn’t it?  It seems like many people moved to bigger and better digs, or away from the city [...]

Predictably irrational…

By |September 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Although we like to think of ourselves as being totally logical when we’re making decisions (you know, after hours of painstaking effort and thorough research), the evidence points to the majority of us being shockingly emotional in our decision-making. Sometimes this is relatively harmless - like spontaneously taking a day off from a stressful job and hitting the beach (especially if you can’t remember the last time you did [...]

20 years to the day…

By |September 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Where were you when the world stopped turnin’ That September day? Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke Risin’ against that blue sky? Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor Or did you just sit down and cry? Where Were You When The World Stopped Turnin’? --Alan Jackson I couldn’t let the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center [...]

Go, Greased Lightning!

By |September 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Imagine this: You’re driving down Main Street on the way to work, and you pass the same old car dealership - only this time, something catches your eye. “Oh my goodness, it’s the new (your favorite car)! I’ve been eyeing one of those since high school! I could afford one of those right now, and this old hatchback I’ve been lugging has definitely seen better days. Oh, it’s the [...]

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