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Money Knowledge

Money is a complex language. There's the techniques and vocabulary of finance. These financial techniques and tools collide with our internal values and personal money scripts. Next, we have the constant flow of information in our everyday lives. Add in the temptation...

Supporting Local Businesses

Small business is a passion of mine. Every day, millions of entrepreneurs and small businesses wake up and embrace the daily grind. As a fellow small business owner and as a financial advisor, I'm working my dream job. Sadly, events like the Coronavirus pandemic are...

Dear Retirement Investor, What If You’re Wrong?

Over the last several weeks, it has been a whirlwind of headlines from the financial media. Despite some very encouraging fundamentals in the economy—GDP growth, corporate earnings strength, positive corporate response to tax reform—we have recently rediscovered...

What is The Process Like?

Finding an objective financial expert that you can trust is not easy. I’ve broken it down into 6 simple steps! 

What’s Your Financial Story?

Every day you make decisions that can have an impact on your financial future. Your personal values, beliefs, and habits are paving the roads that will take you to your financial destiny.

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