Leadership

November 11, 2022

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

To you, and especially to all who’ve served our country, Happy Veterans Day! While thinking about the meaning behind the day, we came across an editorial in the Washington Post from a few years back. It was written by a veteran named J. Mark Jackson, who served in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in Afghanistan in 2009. In the article, he answers the question, “What does it mean to be a veteran?” His answers to the question bring to light the knee-jerk reactions and emotions of what it truly means to be a veteran in the course of daily […]
October 28, 2022

The Bittersweet Story Behind Candy Land® That Brought Joy to Children in the 1940’s

When Halloween rolls around each year, we put out our jack-o-lanterns, spooky yard decorations, and candy – copious amounts of candy. We always like to do a little quality control each year to make sure each type is fresh and tasty for the kids. Sometimes our sampling goes a little too far, but we always make sure there’s plenty of candy left for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. The subject of candy reminds us of a favorite game we had as kids. You probably had it, too! It’s the time-honored board game, Candy Land®. But who would have thought that the bittersweet […]
November 11, 2022

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

To you, and especially to all who’ve served our country, Happy Veterans Day! While thinking about the meaning behind the day, we came across an editorial in the Washington Post from a few years back. It was written by a veteran named J. Mark Jackson, who served in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in Afghanistan in 2009. In the article, he answers the question, “What does it mean to be a veteran?” His answers to the question bring to light the knee-jerk reactions and emotions of what it truly means to be a veteran in the course of daily […]
September 1, 2021

What To Do in Retirement and Why it Matters

It’s finally time to retire. Now what? Do you spend time on the golf course? Are you looking forward to spending your days with your grandchildren? Do you already have a month-long vacation booked to Europe? Retirement looks different for everyone. It largely depends on age, lifestyle preferences, and personality. It’s about freedom and carefree days, right? So why does it matter what you do during retirement? The truth is that the days during your retirement matter just as much as the days preceding it, especially when it comes to your finances. Here are some tips on what you could […]
July 20, 2021

Rethinking Forward

‘Rethinking Forward’ has been a life-long pursuit of study that began in college, continues fervently today, and will continue for the remaining time that I’m on this beautiful and amazing blue and green planet. ‘Rethinking Forward’ means going against the crowd, skating to where the puck is going to be, avoiding groupthink, and looking for the true meaning in the investment markets. In planning for being work-optional, it means not using the last 48-hour news cycle to plan for a 30-year retirement. Or to put it another way, it’s avoiding the recency bias of current information in making long-term decisions. […]
June 17, 2021

How to Be Happier in Your Retirement

It’s not all about the money. Yes, money is important, but the quality of life determines how happy you are when you’re retired. Here are some things you can start doing today to prepare for a happier retirement. Zig Ziglar once said, “Money isn’t everything, but it sure ranks right up there with oxygen.” While having more money than you need in retirement is comforting, more and more of the 80+ million boomers that are marching into being work-optional are realizing that it’s not all about money.  This report will highlight eight areas that you can target to have a […]