Walk the talk

Previously posted June 7, 2016 This post has been ruminating in my head for some time now, and today is the perfect day to turn it loose. It occurred to me a while back that I both read and write a lot about self-improvement, productivity, and generally trying to be better every day.  The issue […]


Previously posted May 13, 2016 The other day I attended a groundbreaking for a new hotel that will be built in Coralville, IA.  As is typical of these events, there was a lot of excitement and speeches about how this is a great project and how everyone working on it is top notch.  After a […]

Legends never die

Previously posted April 22, 2016 The artist formerly known as, then known again as, Prince died the other day at 57 years old.  May he rest in peace.  There are plenty of articles and posts out there about how he may have died, but I haven’t read any of it.  Part of me is just […]

Paralyzing Perfection

Previously posted February 27, 2016 Credit where it’s due, this title was borrowed from one of my mentors, Rabbi Daniel Lapin. The particular lesson he delivered regarding ‘paralyzing perfection’ was over an hour long and had significantly more depth than what I’ll be going into here.  It’s Saturday night, after all. The very base level […]

Be like Chick-Fil-A

Previously posted February 25, 2017 Today the school district held parent/teacher conferences so students had the day off.  Because I dream about being back in school occasionally (in order to take all of the days off), I decided to take the morning off as well.  Should do this more often.  Anyway, Nolan and I made […]

Time to get lucky

Previously posted November 13, 2015 Today is Friday the 13th and some people out there (possibly you) will not be comfortable until a beautiful Saturday is upon us. Why is this? Where does this seemingly irrational fear come from? Before we discuss that, let’s just admit there is a full spectrum of belief about this […]

Save early, save often

Previously posted on June 13, 2015 Two out of three Americans expect retirement to come with financial stress based on how they are currently saving, according to a new Bank of America and Merrill Edge survey. So this survey shows that we, as Americans, know we are saving too little for our golden years and […]

Remodel your life

Previously posted June 8, 2015 Every year the Iowa City Area Home Builders Association holds a Parade of Homes and this past weekend (6/6) kicked off the annual parade.  I enjoy checking out the new homes to see what is new and different, but my favorite part of the Parade is put on by the […]

It’s Not About You

Previously posted on May 1, 2015 One week ago today I had the honor of kicking off and acting as emcee of an event known as the Wealth Summit for my good friends at Life Benefits.  The Summit was well attended and considered a success by both the attendees and the organizers.  This is not […]

Mind the Gap

Previously posted on March 13, 2015 A recent post on the Plansponsor website states that the Pension Rights Center believes the aggregate deficit for U.S. retirement income is $7.7 TRILLION.  There is no link to the study or any explanation of how this number is calculated, but the idea is in step with what everyone […]