Summer is synonymous with sunny days, family vacations, barbecues, road trips and good times. Unfortunately, many of the things that we all look forward to in the summertime cost money and can cause us to get off track from our savings plan. (more…)
Everyone in their lifetime goes through periods of significant loss and this year has been one of those for my family. We have lost close family members and dear friends as well as acquaintances. Looking back over the year, we lost someone just about every month and sometimes more than one a month.
Some had lived a very long fulfilling life, others were just starting their life journey. (more…)
At the start of each year, I call to mind the past and acknowledge the changes that need to follow me into the New Year. A resolution to me is more than a healthier diet or an increase in exercise; it is about doing good and demonstrating gratitude. Gratitude is the one resolution that can change your life–it certainly changed mine. (more…)
Personally and professionally the end of the year is jam packed with loose ends that need to be tended. This was the case yesterday morning when my colleague asked if I would like to join her at a meeting with Alliance for Children, one of the organizations that we support through the National Life Group Foundation. (more…)
They say it’s the most wonderful time of year. I suppose it is, but some don’t feel that way every year. If you don’t feel that way it’s alright. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. It’s understandable if you’ve had a hard year and the holidays bring back memories of those rougher times. It’s ok if it brings back memories of happier times that you want again. It’s ok if you just don’t feel it. This past year has been a tough one for a lot of us. (more…)