Fear, Greed and Risk

So the last 12 months in the equity market have been interesting.  Last fall, the markets were in turmoil declining over 14% for 4th quarter. The S&P 500 was down as much as 9% in December alone. Certainly, unnerving performance for most investors. Conversations...

Pre Takeoff Briefing

I recently began flight training for my private pilot license. It’s great fun and something I have wanted to do since I as a kid. It’s exciting to learn something completely new and get answers to questions I have had for years. I enjoy being in the air of course, but...

Efficient vs. Effective

I have recently been dealing with a noise in coming from the front end of my Ford Explorer. I am frustrated because the vehicle is now back for third time to correct the issue, with two separate service centers. I am frustrated because if the tech had simply taken...

Widow and Wisdom-The Art of Listening

I am a Grief Recovery Specialist, which means that I have been extensively trained in a program called the Grief Recovery Method® to help those process a loss in their lives.  The loss does not have to simply be from the death of a spouse or loved one, it can be from...

You Had One Job

One of my favorite follows on Twitter is the ‘You Had One Job’ account. The expression, of course, is used to describe missteps by those who simply had one thing to do and yet were unable to do it. Some of the recent posts include the box labeled limes, yet filled...

Widow and Wisdom – I Married Rich

My mother was not even 21 when she married my Dad.  He was a Philadelphia Firefighter, an immigrant, not wealthy by cultural standards. He did have a Corvette, which he traded in to buy their first house.  He also had a stable job with predictable income, benefits and...