Traditional vs Roth IRA

Part of the scope of this blog is to discuss and educate in the area of health, wealth and wisdom.  I’ve somewhat been neglecting the area of wealth.  Likely because my day job is that of a financial planner so I’m always doing those things throughout the week and use this as an outlet to…

What is a wasted vote?

Dear Reader, I am utterly confused.  Growing up in Idaho and living in Eastern Washington, I have a lot of friends on the right.  Now, living in Western Washington, I have a lot of friends on the left.  My friends on the right by-and-large are not fans of Trump, but they all hate Hillary.  My…

Why everyone should enjoy Nutella

It’s the perfect food!  Don’t take yourself so seriously that you cannot enjoy the satisfaction of dipping a spoon straight into the jar, scooping up a huge mound of Nutella and savoring every last bit of it.  If you’ve never tried it, then you get a pass (but try it), if you don’t enjoy it…

You don’t have to give in

I’m pretty sure we’ve all done it.  We stick to a fairly good eating regimen, until we don’t.  We wake up and tell ourselves, “Okay, no more sugar, pasta, or soda.”  Then evening comes around and someone offers you a soda or made pasta for dinner.  We eat the pasta and then count the day…

Keep going…even when you just don’t want to

I’ve had those days or periods in time, and I’m assuming many of you have had them as well, when it’s just so hard to keep moving.  Either via a setback, stress, tiredness, laziness, or some other external factor that makes us want to stay in bed or veg out in front of the TV…

Today is a day to celebrate liberty

Love your families, love your friends, and love your neighbors.  This is a day to celebrate independence and liberty with those that you love.  Have a great 4th of July!

Write your goals

I am terrible at goals.  I’ve got a million goals written down…somewhere.  I get inspired, write goals, begin working toward those goals, lose track of those goals, find the next inspiration, repeat.  Some people are great at goals.  They organize them, see them on a regular basis and consistently work toward those goals.  I find…