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The Time I Got a $7500 Haircut

Happy New Year!  I certainly hope that you enjoyed the Christmas season of 2017 and that you’re off to a great start in 2018!  If you’re like me, you are most likely guilty of incorrectly dating a few documents, as writing the previous year is typically a habit that...

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Invest In Bitcoin

If you’ve been paying attention to the talking heads lately, you’ve probably heard something about the phenomenon that is Bitcoin. Or worse, you didn’t hear about Bitcoin from the news—you heard about it from your neighbor down the street or your friend’s friend who...

The Power of Distraction

We live in an amazing digital age. Today, thanks to technology, I am able to not only connect with friends from all parts of the globe—I can video chat with them, see their life moments in (almost) real time, and participate in their funny jokes and videos they share...

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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