Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Every Fourth of July, we all spend the day reflecting on how fortunate we are to live in this great nation. I’m so grateful to be an American! And while I certainly have thoughts about what makes our country “the land of the brave and the home of the free,” I thought...
Father’s Day – 2021

Father’s Day – 2021

Mark Twain once said: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” With Father’s Day coming up, I’ve...
Prisoner of War

Prisoner of War

Name, rank, service number, and date of birth. That was the only information Donald Cook ever told his captors. Donald Gilbert Cook. Captain, U.S. Marines. August 9, 1934. Even when he was beaten, even when he was starving, even when he was sick, it was all he’d ever...
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I’ve been thinking about my mom lately as I run my business. You see, as a financial advisor, much of what I do involves solving problems. Sometimes it’s helping clients resolve a situation with their beneficiaries. Sometimes it’s helping people execute a rollover or...
The American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan

Roughly one year ago, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. It was a massive, $2 trillion stimulus package designed to help boost the economy as it shuddered from the impact of COVID-19. The bill was generally considered...