Archive | July, 2012
Olympic Behaviors

Olympic Behaviors

What’s your medal in? What are you working toward?    By the time you read this the 2012 Olympic events will be well on their way to entries in the history books.  We will be relishing thrilling victories and agonizing defeats.  Past champions limelight will be lavished on new individuals.  Personally I’m rooting for Michael […]

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Get your purple on!

 Why I walk… I walk for those who can’t. For those who can’t remember yesterday. For those who can’t remember what they had for lunch or why lunch is important.  I walk because I can. I CAN remember yesterday and I remember all that she has done for me and all she has contributed to […]

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Lone Cypress

WESTERN ROAD TRIP – UPDATE

Since we’ve returned, and even during the trip we were asked, “What’s your favorite part?”  Stumped, neither Will, Sara Kathryn nor I could easily articulate one answer to this seemingly basic question.  Many reasons exist for our delayed responses.  Was there just one thing that captured us?  I don’t think there was.  Each new exposure […]

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grocery inflation

$219,000 Just to Eat!

Most people are somewhat familiar with the “Rule of 72”. In financial circles it refers to how long it will take your money or a particular investment to double, given a fixed annual rate of interest. It is one of those formulas designed to be a quick ballpark calculation and not a scientific certainty. For […]

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Are You a Family Steward?

Years ago I was doing some research on the different types of investors. I came across a type known as The Family Steward. This has always struck me as odd. I thought to myself isn’t everyone a family steward? I guess the answer is no. Who knew? What does it mean to be a family […]

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Wedding Rings

Yours, Mine & Ours: Ten Tips for Talking to Your Partner About Money

This can be one of the most difficult of all unions but it doesn’t have to be. Since I started thinking about writing this blog I seem to keep having a recurring thought…If I had only known. This is true on so many levels that I toyed with the idea of making that the name […]

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Monopoly Money

Raising Financially Savvy Kids

During the 1990s it may have seemed like money grew on trees. We had a robust market where investment portfolios grew significantly and a lot of people used their home equity as a line of credit. In the last 10 years this has changed. Just as it’s important to talk to your aging parents about […]

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Keys

Your Aging Parents and Money

It’s important to create an open and honest dialogue with our aging parents about their financial situation, their desires and their concerns – before it’s too late; before an illness such as dementia makes this impossible. There are a lot of uncertainties when it comes to the aging process. It’s a source of angst for […]

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Family Dinner Table

All in the Family

Why is it that communicating with those we love the most can often be so difficult? Talking with our spouses, our parents and our kids about money can be difficult for any number of reasons. More often than not it evokes unpleasant memories from childhood. Most of us have been taught that it is not […]

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Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY  This week marks another Independence Day. In reflecting on what this means to me I am always brought back to the mighty men and women serving in our armed forces both now and in the past. I am eternally grateful to them for putting themselves in harm’s way so that I may enjoy […]

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