Category Archives: Planning Tips and Goals

A Christmas Eve Truce

A cross stands in a field in Saint Yves, Belgium, commemorating a site of something special. The plaque reads “1914 – The Khaki Chum’s Christmas Truce – 1999 – 85 years – Lest we forget.” Withering machine gun and artillery … Continue reading

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Worst President Ever

Who will be the better President, or who will be worse? Historians also argue who was the worst? Perhaps Warren G. Harding for the scandals that plagued his short term or Woodrow Wilson who lead us into WWI. However, James … Continue reading

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Scary Markets

Let’s play a game. I offer your choice of (A) $1 million in cash now, or (B) a magical shiny penny that doubles in value daily for 31 days. Which do you take? Of course it’s a trick question. Take … Continue reading

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5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Do you keep your New Year’s resolutions, or take them as folly? The 6th Allianz Life New Year’s Resolution Survey was released last month. It is a national survey with about one thousand respondents. The respondents said their top areas … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things

The Americans’ goals were huge and the challenges overwhelming. The British expected a swift end to the war. How could a group of squabbling colonies and her untrained army overcome the powerful British Empire? America’s Commander in Chief had his … Continue reading

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The Monty Hall Paradox & More Nuggets from Denver

You remember Monty Hall and “Let’s Make a Deal” a popular game show in the 60’s and 70’s? He’d present contestants with a common scenario. There are three closed doors – you win the prize behind the door you choose. … Continue reading

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Easy Money or Bad Idea?

A number one concern of retirees is running out of money in retirement. Say you’re strapped for cash flow, or worried about depleting your retirement savings. What do you do? Home equity might be your most significant asset and a … Continue reading

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New Year Brings Financial Renewal

He was the youngest President at age 42 following McKinley’s assignation, led an uncanny regiment of cowboys and Ivy League polo players at San Juan Hill, and was a renowned reformer rooting out corruption, cronyism and slackers. He was called … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your Holiday Feast

Life can resemble flour in the Kitchenaid. Often it blends in smoothly. At other times, you’ve got a powdery mess. You clean it up and keep going. Hopefully the year’s been good to you. If not, a new one is … Continue reading

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Build Arks in the Sunshine

He was six hundred years old when the he and his family boarded the vessel which would save their lives and protect their precious cargo from the ravaging floods. You and I might not have Noah’s longevity. Hopefully, we each … Continue reading

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