Welcome to our blog, On the Glacier. Since our logo includes an ice age mammal, we figured this name aptly captured our theme.
So, what’s on our mind? Hopefully a lot of things.
Whether it’s emerging financial trends or how to stay on track with your money plan, we write about our musings here. And once in a while, we may throw in a movie review or some other surprise. Keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.
A comprehensive sell-off on Friday, August 26th, following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 4.04%. The...Read More
“We all need to wait until 2023 to see what history we rhyme with.” – Mark TwainWednesday morning, I spent an hour on the phone listening to comments by one of my favorite economists, Brian Wesbury. He is the Chief...Read More
As Jim says, "Not every blog post can be earth shattering and life changing." I'm pretty sure none of our blog posts skew as either of those but I've been wanting to put this info on our website for some time now. It just takes time...Read More
So much has been happening in the news the last few months that you might have missed the signing into law of the SECURE Act on December 20, 2019. This legislation provided a major update to laws governing retirement plans and...Read More
Just over four years ago my wife, Shannon, and I were about to realize a dream that we had kept quiet for many years—starting our own financial planning firm. We had tried to launch the same business in 2007 but had to close it...Read More
We all take risks. Why? Because the rewards are fun. But, do you truly understand the relationship between those two concepts? There is a versus going on beneath the surface: risk versus reward. We find ourselves willing to take the...Read More
Clients often wonder what I do all day. That might sound harsh but it's not. They assume I meet with clients, themselves and the other clients they assume I have. The reality is I can only hold so many meetings a day. So, what do I do...Read More
We create financial plans. We love plans and planning. In fact, we're pretty passionate about it.The plan is important. But let's get real. It's just a guess at how to get from your current reality to where you want to go at some point...Read More
During my Kansas State University years, I briefly considered getting a minor in Economics. Go Cats! Not Jayhawks. Insert Willie or the power cat here Finishing two more Econ classes would fulfill the Minor requirements. I could do...Read More
I love receiving Christmas cards. They’re a favorite part of the holiday season for me. As those of you who do not receive cards from me should know, I do not like sending Christmas cards. It is a lot of work and takes time that...Read More