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Friday, April 9, 2021

First Quarter Practice Update The first three months of the year are behind us and already a great deal has changed. For the first time in over a year I feel like I can see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. With many of my...

Friday, March 19, 2021

It’s true, and I’m not sorry to say it. I’m a boring Financial Advisor. I came to this realization not too long ago while having a casual conversation with a new acquaintance. We got to the part in small talk where...

Friday, February 26, 2021

I was probably ten years old. On a backpacking trip in the White Mountains with my father and uncle, we hit the trail with high spirits. that is until we saw the trail snaking forward. We'd seen the incline on topographical maps before...

Friday, February 12, 2021

"Don't use soap on your cast iron!" It's a piece of advice so common that it turns up on TV shows and the internet has made a meme about it. It's advice I've given and heeded myself over the years, until one day I broke this first and...

Friday, February 5, 2021

The Tip of the Iceberg Nature is the best teacher. A lesson I've learned many times over, most recently when my wife and I bought our house almost five years ago. The yard was a bit worse for wear, so I set about trying to impose order...

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

It’s a new year and that means New Year’s Resolutions. While I enjoy the idea of setting goals for the new year, I dislike the specificity of normal resolutions. I feel it sets you up for failure and normally quick failure....

Friday, January 8, 2021

When I’m sitting painting my models, sometimes I catch myself being so focused on getting the paint just right that I realize I’ve been holding my breath. The funny thing is that by holding my breath I’m actually...

Friday, December 18, 2020

I recently asked someone how they would define retirement. "Not having to work anymore," they said. I think that's what most people would say, but I don't think that's the best way to think about it. After all, do you really want...

Friday, December 11, 2020

This time of year, along with the constant reminders of flash sales and special door buster deals, my inbox starts to fill with pleas to give. Charities and organizations local, national, and international know this is a time of year...

Monday, December 7, 2020

3 Simple Tips to Control Holiday Spending They say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but for many this represents a time of overspending followed by remorse and hardship in the New Year. Especially in a...

Friday, November 27, 2020

Eat Your Vegetables, Stick to Your Budget I caught myself saying, “Eat your vegetables” to my kids the other day, and every time I’d heard that said to me flashed before my eyes. “Eat your vegetables” is...

Friday, November 20, 2020

When people find out my profession, I often get asked the question, “How do I know if I need a Financial Advisor?” To be fair, no one needs an advisor like we need food or water, but some people certainly benefit much more...

Friday, November 13, 2020

Gardening is my favorite hobby and certainly the most rewarding. Walking around the yard hearing the hum of the bees and seeing the butterflies fly never fails to give me a sense of calm. But I’ve learned gardening is no bed of...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

We hope you are enjoying the summer and staying healthy in these trying times. Now that we are officially in a recession, we are looking for clues on how long we will stay in it and what the recovery will look like. The good news is...