Safely correcting course when you discover you made a wrong turn!

I have been guilty of making an abundance of wrong turns in my life. Duh! I am, after all, a man. You are well acquainted with the stereotype, men do not ask for directions, we crank the car and we DRIVE! Thankfully I have never made a wrong turn like the one depicted in the image above, or one driver’s missed turn recorded on Youtube here. […]

2020-06-25T13:00:56+00:00June 25th, 2020|

Decisions based solely upon headlines will send our heads spinning!

Clickbait is defined as “a sensationalized headline or piece of text on the Internet designed to entice people to follow a link to an article.” Merriam-Webster adds this to the definition “the link leads to content of dubious value or interest.” Clickbait is easy to find. With the mushrooming polarization of the press, political pundits, and the general populace, clickbait is a powerful tool in […]

2020-06-10T02:06:27+00:00June 10th, 2020|

Two additional sources of confusion during 2020

Following an email exchange with a group of leaders yesterday, one member responded, “We need to reboot 2020, this version has a virus.” This year to date has been filled with optimism, pessimism, confusion, frustration, grief, racial tension, racial reconciliation, lament, and more. From a highly contagious virus, to an economic shutdown, to horrific losses of life, to peaceful protests, to riots accompanied by property destruction and […]

2020-06-03T15:08:58+00:00June 3rd, 2020|

Install a Safer Barrier for Retirement – Keeping Your Plans on Track

Chances are, if you are a fan of NASCAR or the Indy Racing League (IRL), you know what safer barriers are. The Steel And Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barrier was designed by a team of engineers in collaboration with NASCAR and the IRL. These barriers are designed to absorb the dynamic energy that is released when a race car, traveling at a high speed, crashes into a […]

2020-05-22T02:00:45+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

Have World Events Increased Your Retirement Worries? – Some Expenses Go Down in Retirement

Five short months ago, many began the new year thinking “2020 is going to be my year!” We began with such optimism. Now many of wonder, “When will sports return?”, “When will we be able to watch new TV programming that is NOT a news show?”, “When will the COVID-19 virus end?”, and maybe “Will I ever be able to buy toilet tissue and paper towels again?”

Of […]

2020-05-11T13:25:39+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Are Lower Gasoline Prices Good News or BAD?

Have the cheaper gas prices been a welcome sight? Sure.

Those of us old enough to remember gasoline prices under 30 CENTS per gallon (yes…we are now seasoned citizens) also remember the oil embargo of 1973 that caused price increases and lines at the gas pump. We also remember the oil crisis of 1979 which resulted in shortages around the world, prices doubling overnight, gasoline stations not having […]

2020-05-08T13:08:48+00:00May 8th, 2020|