Character Still Counts…


How often do you reflect on your character? I mean really seriously critically evaluate who you are? Not the person others think you are, but the “real” person that God knows you are. A friend of mine once said she often pictures Jesus being in the room and lives her life with that thought. Wow! […]

Read this before you purchase an annuity


From my article at Matthew Sapaula  is a great radio host in the Chicago area.  He’s one of those positive, uplifting, wise, and helpful kind of guys we should all surround ourselves with.  He recently featured a conversation we had about annuities at his site.  Check it out!   What mistakes do investors often make when […]

Pretending to be Perfect


The Secret Side of Me Was listening to Monster by Skillet this morning and it got me thinking as I heard: “The secret side of me, I never let you see I keep it caged but I can’t control it So stay away from me, the beast is ugly I feel the rage and I […]

Three Big Mistakes you May Be Making With Your Money

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Mistake # 1: choosing a salesperson instead of an independent professional with a fiduciary responsibility. According to Registered Representative Magazine, salespeople in the financial services industry earn on average $175,000 to $200,000 per year. It’s not uncommon for financial advisors to earn millions annually. Though many advisors may claim to have your best interest at […]

Don’t Let Obstacles Get in Your Way

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From my article at Check out Bob’s site at Don’t Give Up! How often do we start moving in one direction, face opposition and then quit? You had a great idea, you had tremendous passion, but once the real work came, you wore yourself out! It happens all the time to even the […]

How to truly invest in America


How to Find American Hero Companies Listen to my recent interview with Carter LeCraw JM Smucker, an American Hero Company Carter LeCraw, CEO I am deeply grateful for JM Smucker, a public company that stands out as a light in the American marketplace. Even though most Americans readily recognize and respect the Smucker brand, few […]

Charity Spotlight: Choices Medical Clinic


In the ongoing struggle to save the unborn, we often times lose sight of the mothers who are pondering this most horrific choice. Many of these girls and women do not realize that there truly is a “choice” other than abortion. They don’t know that there are options out there for prenatal care as well […]

sometimes having a professional makes all the difference in the world!

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Miracle on the Hudson Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger avoided catastrophe by safely landing a US Airways plane on the Hudson River.  On January 15, 2009, Sullenberger was the pilot in command with an extensive flight and military experience, the kind of guy you want in the control pit with the slightest hint of danger. According […]



    Could filling out one form put more money in your mailbox?    A couple of years ago, Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff publicized a mindblowing discovery: retirees could dramatically increase their Social Security checks by reapplying for Social Security benefits. It was entirely legal; it was an opportunity that had lay unnoticed for […]