All right... perhaps I took a bit of license on Bill Shakespeare. But he has so many words allocated to him, and he uses them so well, I just thought he wouldn't mind if I just borrowed a few, albeit loosely. At one time or another, most of us are asked to co-sign a loan:…Read more
The Ultimate Emergency- How Prepared Are YOU?
As a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner, one of the first things I learned in working with and helping people prepare for the long haul is the creation of "The Emergency Fund": a sum roughly equal to 6 months household expenses held in a liquid account accessible for emergencies- yes, the one you never figure would…Read more
Here’s To The THANKS In Thanksgiving
For me, nothing says more than Thanksgiving for the month of November. Turkey, cranberries, the family around the table laughing and reminiscing…that to me is what Thanksgiving is all about. So tell me… how often do you think about the things you can give thanks for, as opposed to the things you lament about not…Read more
Personal End Of Life Disaster- An Avoidable Occurence?
This past month has seen its fair share of misfortune and heartbreak for me and those close to me. My dear next door neighbor in Tennessee who I've written about many time, Miss Jo, passed away with great sadness to all of the community. Additionally, one of our team here at Chestnut lost a parent.…Read more