Retirement

You Deserve a Say

The final days of America’s favorite radio DJ were a nightmare. According to reports and various court proceedings, Casey Kasem, who suffered from Lewy body dementia (a disease similar to Parkinson’s), lived out his final days being controlled by a wife who did not seem to have his best interests at heart.   Everything surrounding…

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Speak Up (or Forever Hold Your Peace)

Many of you were born with next to nothing and worked your way up to where you are. And now, for many of you, your kids were born with everything. So, where does that leave them?   It leaves them trying to prove their worth.   Your children’s stories are different from yours—it’s just a…

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Could You Pass the Test?

Back when Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show, one of his most famous skits was called, “Jaywalking,” where he would go out into the streets and ask random passers-by questions about current events in America and our history.   The answers often were nothing less than astonishing. He’d ask things like, “What special group advises…

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What the Universe is Telling You

Picture that strange, memorable event that happened to you, after which you were left scratching your head and thinking, “What a coincidence.”   It could be something that looked like it happened completely by chance. On one specific day, on one specific occasion, the heavens dictated, the stars aligned, the winds whispered, the right people…

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You Still Have Time to Inspire

As a man was passing by some elephants being trained, he was confused by the fact that only a small rope wrapped around their back legs held these huge creatures. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds; but for some reason, they did…

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Time to Clean Out Your Closet

We’ve all done it at some point—there was some outfit or pair of pants that clearly had no business staying in your closet any longer. And yet, there it hung. From time to time, you may have even tried it on again, hoping this time it would fit. But there’s no denying it—we grow out…

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Make Time Stand Still

What if you could make time stand still?  Would you do it?   Cryogenic freezing is the technology that keeps you frozen and then come back to life at a later time. Would you consider doing it?   Maybe you’d consider it in the hopes a cure would be found for your disease or to…

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The One Time It's Okay to "Give Up"

Harold Turner held tightly to his business right up to the end. He was afraid to give up any ownership of the thing he’d worked his entire life to build.  When he passed away, the business became a windfall for his oldest daughter, Sally, when she took over both ownership and control. She didn’t understand…

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Right Coach, Right Results

I’m not a big pro football fan, but I enjoy watching the great teams play. They march onto the field with such confidence.  They know exactly what they want to accomplish. They are united around a clear plan to win. Too few people march into retirement with the same level of confidence or a clear…

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More Options, Not Less

What do more options provide you?  More choice. More possibilities. Potential for better outcomes.  We want more options in our cars, our phones and in our business. Yet most limit their options for protecting, preserving and passing on their wealth in the most economical, tax-efficient and family-friendly way possible by: not dealing with it soon…

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