Choose Your Own Resolution

Happy 2017! I’ve always been leery of New Year’s Resolutions—I say if you want to make a resolution to better yourself or your situation in some way, just start immediately. Nevertheless, we’ve always enjoyed marking arbitrary points in time as a society, so in that spirit I will have the same generic resolution I have every year: I resolve to Continue Reading

A Tail of Two Dogs

Did you see what I did with the title there? I’ve fully turned into a dad, I guess, using puns for most of my jokes now… That’s beside the point though. We adopted our two dogs a couple of years ago when they were about seven years old. As any dog owner will tell you, by that age a dog’s personality and quirks are set in stone and you just go Continue Reading

The Benefit to Giving Thanks

Last week I had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with close family and friends in Cincinnati.  For the first time in a long time, I took the opportunity to take a step back and think about all the things I’m thankful for in life. I expressed my gratitude for simple things like having a roof over my head, plenty of food on the table and the Continue Reading

Giving Thanks

Note: For Thanksgiving, I thought I'd revisit something I put together years ago, So in that spirit, I’m thankful for... Having access to the greatest wealth creator in history—the long-term power of the stock market Knowing that access to such a tool is relatively easy The rise of indexing and the rise of fee-only financial advisors. Continue Reading

The Difference Between Good Planning and Great Planning–a Lesson from Andy Reid

I haven’t been very open about it in the past (Editor’s Note: this is a lie), but I’m a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. I grew up in Arizona and root for all of the other local sports teams, but my parents are both from Kansas which is where the connection comes from. Apparently, all those early 1990’s games I watched with my dad stuck with me Continue Reading