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The Big Lie

The Big Lie is that creating a higher standard of living leads to a higher quality of life. Having more money or nicer things allows you to pay for nicer things and borrow more money, but doesn’t mean you will have a better quality of

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Stories About Dad

Father’s Day is coming soon and I always have mixed feelings about it. When do men with kids stop thinking of Father’s Day as a day to think about their own dad rather than being a dad?  I’m sure everybody’s different, but I still haven’t

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My Mother, My Idol

I think many of us would agree that our mother is/was probably under appreciated, especially when we were young. The older I get, the more I love and value my mother. I’m fortunate that she is still with me and going strong.  I’m especially lucky

Sweat The Small Stuff

What Matters Most

“I don’t really care” is my first response to many questions these days.  Like the book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, right now, due to a medical issue in my family, almost everything seems like “small or unimportant stuff”. Why does it take a situation

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All You Have To Do Is Ask

There are many reasons people choose not to ask for help, whether it be pride, stubbornness, procrastination, not knowing who to ask, etc. Recently, an acquaintance of our family stopped by my office unannounced. He was visibly shaken. He shared his most personal financial issues

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Life Without the Wife

My wife likes to take trips with her girlfriends every now and then and right now she is enjoying sunny Miami while her family digs their way out of 19 inches of snow, blowing every which way as temperatures fall into the teens and then

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Loving More Effectively

Ever wonder why your spouse or child doesn’t appreciate it when you go out of your way to show your love to them? I just finished reading a terrific book that should be required reading for every married couple and parent of teenagers. It’s called