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What Green Beer Can Teach You About Your Retirement

Sometimes, we try something and end up loving it. Other times, we try something only to confirm that it leaves a bitter taste in our mouth. Alcohol is the latter for me. One year, my wife and I drank green beer for St. Patrick’s Day. Based on the photo alone, you might think I enjoy… View Article

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Communication and Commitment

Valentine’s Day is a special day for me, especially, because it marks the day I proposed to my wife. Although I didn’t propose until I was in my 30s, I actually fell in love with her much earlier than that — in the sixth grade. To this day, I still remember her blonde hair pulled… View Article

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Family and Finances

During the last week of December, I sit down to compare my life now to my life a year ago. I look at my investments and examine the good, the bad, and the ugly. I look ahead and ask myself, “What will happen in the financial future?” and, “What might change the track that I’m… View Article

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What It Means to Be a Community

With winter fully upon us, I can’t help but reminisce about the storm that hit us three years ago. It was four days before Christmas when it blew through, covering the state and part of Canada in ice. For nearly two weeks, the streets were dark, and houses were cold as workers struggled to return… View Article

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The Moments We Share

The most important thing in my life is my family. I treasure every moment we spend together. Ever since we first got married, my wife and I have made a tradition out of bringing family together on a regular basis. These times are always special, and happen to be some of the most fruitful and… View Article

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Living by Design, Choosing Your Future

I became a parent to an 8-year-old in 1989. I didn’t know a lot about parenting, but it soon became clear to me that money is one of the most taboo subjects between most parents and their children. As someone in the finance industry, who knows how vital a tool like money can be, I… View Article

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