1. Avoiding the Money Pitfalls of Past Generations

    Estimated Read Time: 2-3 minutes Take these financial lessons to heart. You have a chance to manage your money better than previous generations have. Some crucial financial steps may help you do just that. Live below your means and refrain from living on margin. How much do you save per month? Gene…Read More

  2. Refrain from Tapping Your Retirement Funds

    Estimated Read Time: 3-4 Minutes Retirement accounts are not bank accounts. Nor should they be treated as such. When retirement funds are drawn down, they impede the progress of retirement planning, even if the money is later restored. In a financial crunch, a retirement account may seem like a grea…Read More

  3. What Does Christmas Mean to Me?

    Thinking of this gives a rush of thoughts heralding through my mind. For many years, I can't remember even one Christmas that I was not able to be with our Carolina family. For the last 42 years since being married to Sharon, we have been blessed to make it home with our family on Christmas Eve. Ye…Read More

  4. Thanksgiving Day

    The leaves have fallen and the crisp wintery air nips at your nose. The scent of pumpkin spice and cinnamon apple flows. Thanksgiving is here and families start to gather for a big feast; Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and don’t forget the roast beast. It’s that time of year when we love to g…Read More


    When I was little I celebrated Father’s Day by waking up and going to give my dad a big hug around his neck. The obligatory Father’s Day present of a red white and blue tie was typically being held behind my back. I would be grinning from ear to ear as if I was holding a present that would chang…Read More


    God is such an extravagant giver. What can come near the gift of children? It is a holy gift. God knitted together each one in their mother's womb. He is so creative, He knows and determined every atom, characteristic and personality trait. He gave each one their special gifts. He even makes a mothe…Read More

  7. Finding Eternal Life in Easter Weekend

      When I was 25 years old, I blew out my knee playing basketball. What do you do when that happens? You lie down on the floor and groan, and then you go see a doctor. In that order. The doctor began by showing me x-rays of my knee and explaining that I tore one ligament, stretched a second liga…Read More

  8. A Conversation You Need with Aging Parents

    Dan Taylor faced a precarious situation after his father suffered from a stroke at age 72 and couldn’t live alone. Dan was responsible for looking after him and had no idea how to proceed. He was overwhelmed by the plethora of options and was determined to find a place where his father “would be…Read More

  9. Medicare Premiums and Copayments

    More than one-half of working Americans know little or nothing about Medicare costs.1 Not knowing can be expensive. On average, people who haven’t yet retired estimate they’ll spend approximately $50,000 on health care after retirement, according to a 2014 survey.1 In reality, studies suggest it…Read More

  10. When Your Children Leave Home, Will You Save More for Retirement?

    You may be asking yourself whether that’s a trick question. After all, almost one-third of 18- to 34-year-olds are still living at home with their parents. It is, in fact, the most common living arrangement for this age group and a circumstance that hasn’t occurred in more than 130 years, accord…Read More