Lucas Barrett

Lucas Barrett

Lucas is a senior internal auditor at National Life Group. A former school administrator and current school board member in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, he is driven by meaningful contribution to his work and home communities.

A proud father of two, Lucas can be found away from work attending his children’s sporting events and dance recitals. When they aren’t entertaining him, he entertains them with balloon twisting, juggling, and balance things on his nose.

When alone, he is either on a bike, in running shoes, or manicuring his lawn, always while listening to podcasts about science and storytelling.

Lucas holds a designation of Certified Internal Auditor from The Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Snowball vs. Avalanche: Two Ways to Pay off a Mountain of Debt

There are many Americans who have found themselves stranded atop a mountain of debt. For those determined to navigate down the mountain the first question is, “Where do I start?” If you have multiple debts of various sizes and interest rates, it can be difficult to decide which debt to pay off first. Here are two ways to come down from a mountain of debt, aptly coined the Avalanche method and the Snowball method. (more…)

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It’s OK to Talk to Strangers, it may even be good for you.

There is a lot more to creating wealth than to just grow a bank account. Social capital is just as important, if not more, for our overall well-being. As the saying goes, “money doesn’t buy happiness.” The good news is, although we tend to go through our days avoiding opportunities to make social connections, they are much easier to come by than money is. And according to a study published by the University of Chicago, figuratively speaking, social connections do buy happiness. (more…)

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