It is the somber one year anniversary since the 2013 Boston Marathon. Like tragedies in the past, most folks will immediately recall where they were, or what they were doing when they heard the news about the two bomb blasts that changed lives and the Boston Marathon forever.
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I’m not talking about Cape Cod, we’re talking about 6 days in Cape Town, South Africa. On dear olde Cape Cod, we have many towns, each with their own unique personality.
A little over a week ago, I sat in disbelief as a Cheetah was crossed the road within 5 feet of me. This wasn’t the Bronx or San Diego Zoo, this was Zulu Nyala, a private game reserve in Hluhluwe, South Africa. (Pronounced SLOO SLOO WE) A trip like this wasn’t even on our bucket list, but thanks to the Braintree Rotary Club we saw everything except for the Lion and
The rule of 168 isn’t some fancy way of seeing how fast your money doubles or a code section from the IRS, it is a law of life. The law is that there are only 168 hours in a week, and you need to use them wisely if you want to live your ideal life that you dream about.
This time of year, I always like to say something positive to the new entries into “the real world”. New college grads have always had challenges transitioning from the college world into a world of work, bills and responsibilities.
This past fall weekend my son and I joined four other “families” to go camping at Davis Farmland in Sterling, Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. I put the word families in quotes because for some unknown reason the wives decided to boycott the camping portion of the weekend and go out for a sumptuous dinner in town instead. Puzzling.
October 19th will be the 26th year anniversary of one of the wildest and craziest days of my life. I'm referring of course to the crash of '87, otherwise known as "Black Monday". The numbers were staggering: the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 508 points or 22% of its value in a span of just 6.5 hours. This was the largest one day drop in the history of the index.
One strategy utilized to allocate assets and generate retirement income is commonly called the bucket strategy. In the bucket strategy, a retiree would consider setting up different buckets of money with a different investment strategy for each bucket. The buckets are established utilizing a time horizon.
It is about that time of year when Ashley and I start to receive “save the date” notifications for weddings. Typically we see one from a relative, and as we're now getting older, a friend as well.