True, personal and financial self-sufficiency largely is a do-it–yourself project, but all of us depend on others for some aspect of our varying needs and ultimate success.
AboutLewis Walker, CFP®, is a financial life planning strategist and longtime columnist for Appen Media and the Dunwoody Crier.
Is crypto currency a chimera or a true investment?
While wedding customs and traditions vary from religion to religion and in secular society, vows generally are a significant and meaningful aspect of the joining of two persons in matrimony. Among the most well-known traditional wedding vows are those derived from medieval England. In the Book of Common Prayer by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, we find couples promising each other “to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death us do part.”
This writer grew up in a household where often there was “too much month left at the end of the money,” generating empathy for those who say, “There’s never enough!”
"The daily stock market machinations and financial headlines will drive you crackers."
One early summer day many years ago, this writer was working outside in the yard as a new family was moving in across the cul-de-sac. Spotting me, their very young son decided to say hello.
What if the size of the paper dollar was adjusted each year to reflect negative changes in consumer buying power, i.e., inflation?
John McCain said, “Whoever controls oil controls much more than oil.” Barack Obama observed, “Our enemies are fully aware that they can use oil as a weapon against America. And if we don't take this threat as seriously as the bombs they build or the guns they buy, we will be fighting the War on Terror with one hand tied behind our back.”
"You are standing on the shore of a golden beach lined with graceful palm trees. You can see where sea meets sky. But can you get into a boat and reach the horizon?"