Which Great Leaders Have Inspired You?

Thanksgiving is different this year, with the pandemic keeping us separated. It is the first year since I went into practice that we have not been part of a large extended family gathering. But even so, there are still things to be thankful for.  I just finished reading the book, My American Journey, by Colin … Read more

Everyone is using the 4% rule wrong

Most people who are saving for retirement are familiar with the 4% rule. According to this rule, proposed by William P. Bengen in 1994, and later confirmed by Trinity University in 1998, you can withdraw 4% of your retirement assets the first year of retirement and then increase your withdrawal for inflation each year thereafter. … Read more

Why Everyone Should Track Their Net Worth

One of the first things I do with my financial makeover clients is set up a spreadsheet, tailored to them, to track their net worth on a quarterly basis. This program is set up to be used for the rest of their lives on my proprietary Excel spreadsheet. I have used this program to track … Read more

Breast Cancer Saved Me from Burnout

It’s October again, which means it is breast cancer awareness month. For me, seeing all the pink on social media is a stark reminder of my brush with the terror of breast cancer. As I was about to scrub into an operation, I got a call from my office manager. She asked if I would … Read more