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My Best Friend

2020, without a doubt, was a very unusual year. It wasn’t unusual just because of COVID-19 or the election, but something very unusual that stemmed from our clients. One of our current clients gave us the name and contact information of someone else he knew, and I asked him why he was giving us this… View Article

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Now Where Do We Go?

You might be like my wife, Nancy, and I: You planned a dream trip, then COVID-19 took it away. As a result, you may have found more time to do things around the home, like starting that garden, painting that room, or cleaning the garage. You may have finally got that honey-do list done! Of… View Article

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Giving Back and Getting More from Your Charitable Contributions

My daughter, Tracy Dahms, is involved in the National FFA Organization and teaches agricultural sciences and biology with the Saranac School System. Here, she is pictured with me next to a sign recognizing the “Grand Champion of Giving” as part of the Feeding America program, a program that benefits local 4H and FFA programs as… 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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