In Persuit of Happiness: Consider Gratitude

This year we started celebrating Thanksgiving a little later than usual.  This may have seemed to be the case, but the focus shifted somewhat from gratitude for Jennifer, my wife, to gratitude and thanks for all that we have been blessed with. Jennifer celebrated her 50th birthday last month.  I and others feel extremely grateful to have her in our lives.  Her birthday…

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Which of the Four Are You?

Which of the Four Are You?

All of us are innately wired to react certain ways when it comes to making investment decisions.  Some of us are spenders while others are savers.  Some are thrill seekers while others prefer to play it safe.  Each of these personalities has good qualities and areas for improvement.  We’ve found that being “self-aware” is the first step to becoming better investors and…

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College Funding 101

College Funding 101

Like many Tennessee residents, you may have found yourself doing a bit of shopping last weekend. Tennessee’s annual “Sales Tax Holiday” is a great time to load up on clothes, school supplies, and other necessities for the kids and grandkids. This annual event held during the last weekend in July signals the end of Summer vacation and the beginning of…

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