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Did You Ever Want to Be a “Sherlock Holmes?”

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Through the years, I’ve always enjoyed the sleuthing adventures of Sherlock Holmes, whether in books or on the big screen.  I’m always fascinated by his amazing powers of deduction.  Here’s a great short story to show his uncanny ability to use … Continue reading

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What is Your Picture Worth?

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I was talking with my husband, Chuck, yesterday about a recent business venture he is investigating.  He had traveled to North Dakota from Indiana to check on an opportunity involving an existing business with several acres of land and various … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Crashes from Rear View Mirror Investing

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As I’m driving to my office this morning, enjoying a beautiful blue-sky day before the heat hits, I’m aware as I glance in my rear-view mirror that a driver in the car behind me is in a great hurry.  She’s … Continue reading

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How is Your Fishing?

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As I was gazing out the window this morning at the lake, there was a Great Blue Heron standing at the end of the dock.  Still as a statue, he was staring in the water, his neck bent low with … Continue reading

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If the Wind is Not Blowing…

If the wind is not blowing… As I drive out of my neighborhood each day, I always enjoy reading the sign in front of the little Episcopal Church.  Someone changes it weekly, and it’s either funny, inspirational or thought-provoking.  The … Continue reading

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What Does the Dash Say About You?

I heard a great story during the church service this past weekend, and wondered how you would answer the question in the headline based on the following: When you visit the cemetery, typically on every headstone you see something  similar … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most of 3 Biggest Loser Secrets

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I admit, I watch this show religiously.  It’s the psychology that fascinates me the most.  It’s easy to see the results they achieve week after week, and the “before” and “after” pictures are graphic proof of the success of the … Continue reading

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Do you know how to find the red flag?

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As I was recently doing my fast sort after I picked up the mail, a 4-page flyer that had been sent to me caught my eye.  I’ve seen these before, and they’re appealing because the “Educational Course” is offered through … Continue reading

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The Color of Your Advisor’s Hat is…

I still remember years ago as a financial advisor, walking down the hall after a sales meeting with one of my associates. We were discussing our sales meeting and he turned to me and said, “Guess I’ll have to sell … Continue reading

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What does kaizen have to do with your retirement?

In keeping with my company watchdog theme, I remember when I was trying to teach our cairn terrier, Misty, to use the stairs. She was still a puppy, and when she stood at the top of the stairs looking down, … Continue reading

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