Leadership

July 20, 2021

Can You Ask Better Questions?

Do I have enough? As you approach making work optional, you begin to dwell on this question. Have I saved enough? Do I have enough? It’s certainly a subjective question because what’s enough for me may not be enough for you. It all depends on how much it costs to live the life you want to live and how you are going to live when work is optional for you. But more than asking this question, I’d propose you ask yourself a second and third question: Do I have enough? Have I had enough? Do I have enough to do? […]
July 20, 2021

The Meaning of Life

Love your God. Help your neighbor. Give your time and talents to worthy goals. Honor your word. Keep an open mind. Inspire your family. Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, Physical, and Financial Strength.  Those who become work optional only to a life of leisure will soon find leisure to become work. As my Pastor, Adam Hamilton once said, “When fun becomes work, it’s no longer fun. I can eat 9 cookies for fun, but the 10th is work!” How many people do you know who have relocated for retirement to play golf only […]
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 […]
September 25, 2020

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Everyone knows that the coronavirus has changed how we live, work, and play. As a result, people are spending more money and time on the internet than ever before. In fact, some experts estimate that Americans are spending 30% more money online1. Meanwhile, social media, teleconferencing, telehealth, and mobile payment services are playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Many of us are even doing our grocery shopping online! The internet makes it easier to do more things from home than we ever thought possible. But with this added convenience comes an added risk: The risk of exposing your identity and financial information […]
September 25, 2020

Patriotism. The American Dream. Freedom. Independence.

In 1777, my ancestor, Abraham Scharf, joined the York Militia. He was the first person in a long-line of my family that has served in the military. My Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father, and Uncle all served in the Navy. My Sister and I were in the Army. Currently, my niece, Nadia, is in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, training to be a Firefighter in the Army. We are so excited for her, taking this huge step of commitment in her life. We have a number of great clients who are Veterans of all branches of military. Heroes such as these are why […]