September 1st, 2018

For Immediate Release

Recently, I became a CFP® Professional. There are templates for press releases on the CFP® Board website, so that new recipients can inform their community of the accomplishment. While I appreciate the template and will quote some of it, I started my practice to be different from the others and that means I have to…

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  1. Poor Goldsboro?

    I recently read an article that said Goldsboro was the fifth poorest city in the United States. The original article was written by and I read the summary provided by the Triangle Business Journal. You can read the article here. I was interested in the article because I live in Pikeville, Goldsboro’s neighbor to…

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  2. Zero to One

    Recently, I read Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One. I definitely recommend it to anyone interested in business and entrepreneurship, but, as I was reading, I found that it also related to personal financial planning. Thiel is a well-respected venture capitalist and one of the first investors in Facebook. Zero to One was based on…

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    What? You don’t know what my title means? Have you Googled it yet? I chose to title this blog SUSAFE because I wanted it to be a New Year’s Resolution for everyone. I may sound like an old man, but in 2014 we should try to Stop Using Silly Acronyms For Everything! (SUSAFE) Aren’t you…

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  4. Hockey

    Instead of the typical, “Oh I love the game it’s such a great experience,” comments I have been saying since we attended our first tournament in 2004, I wanted to share my thoughts as a team representative to give you an idea of what goes on as we continue to make our game better. Of…

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  5. The Food!

    When I travel, I believe that food is part of the trip. I would rather experience a new restaurant at higher cost than buy fast food and a souvenir remembering the trip. Not to mention the more pricey food is better for you. The trip to Philadelphia wasn’t any different. Our hotel was beside 4…

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  6. Tourism

    In early August I had the opportunity to travel with my hockey team, the Carolina Fury, to participate the USA Powerhockey Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the next 3 weeks, my blog will be about the experience of the trip. Yes, playing hockey is great, but the reward comes from having the opportunity to see…

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  7. My Friend, Kenny

    Once during an interview for a newspaper, I was asked if I was angry. Confused, I asked him to clarify. He said, “Okay I’ll come right out with it…are you mad at God because you were born with a disability?” Having been asked this question before I just smiled and gave my normal answer, “No,…

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  8. Finding Your Passion

    I seem to get sick in the fall as the weather changes, which coincidentally happens around the time we take a break from playing hockey. By the time I recover, it’s time to get back to work planning the next season. This task is becoming more difficult for me because the program isn’t even close…

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  9. The “Evil” Payroll Tax

    The Payroll Tax increase has been well documented recently and I would like to use this blog to offer some perspective because I think most of our anger is misguided. Yes, our checks are smaller, but this isn’t a new tax. Since the 1930’s, Americans have paid a FICA tax, which helps fund Social Security…

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  10. The New Year

    I make the same resolution every year. It’s always to try to be the best I can be for that year. It is a broad goal, but it works for me. It allows me to pursue my goals with all my heart and helps me work things out on the inside. I have been blessed…

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