In many ways, it seems like only yesterday that I made the decision to
take off my uniform and make the leap from military life to the civilian
world. While I remember it being an exciting time, I also felt a little
uncertain about the road ahead and needed some answers... For starters,
many of the benefits I took for granted on active duty now fell squarely
in my lap – like health insurance. What...
Go back in time with me. It’s May, 1984 (Geez, just writing that makes
my bones creak). With high school graduation looming large in my
rearview mirror, I was pretty sure where I was headed next. At the time,
I had narrowed down my college choices to the University of Colorado or
Notre Dame, likely to be funded with an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Then
one afternoon I ambled down to the mailbox and...
Let me take you on a journey, one that is dark, scary and filled with
uncertainty. Too scared? Don’t be. Remember, I’ll be right beside you.
After all, that’s my job as a financial advisor: to sometimes show you
the dark side of sticky financial situations and how you can avoid them.
The path we’re headed on is a cautionary financial tale about a man who
literally placed his life in his employer’s...
How do you know if you're getting good financial advice or getting
ripped off? Because the industry is so complicated, it's often hard to
tell. Let's face it, there's a lot to know and it changes often. Even
worse, not everyone who claims to be a financial advisor is looking out
for your best interest. To help you separate the wheat from the chaff,
I've decided to write a series focusing on specif...