One of our clients was commenting on how often the men she meets from online dating sites exaggerate various aspects of their background. They are not quite as athletic, successful, or emotionally available as they claim. We spent a few minutes talking about how she described herself and quickly realized that she also fell victim to some of those same vanities. Most of us look at ourselves less critically than we do others. And this can be a real issue when it comes to our financial planning.
Updated: July 28, 2012, - 04:16 PM
A client called in early June to tell me that his friend in Florida had told him to get out of the stock market.
Updated: June 23, 2012, - 03:13 PM
I got lost on a recent run and ended up going about a third of the way further than I had planned.
Updated: May 26, 2012, - 04:27 PM
My daughter at college answered her cellphone with a low, raspy voice. I immediately adopted a parental mode of annoyance and concern -- wondering if the voice came from being out too late or if she was not feeling well. ''Why are you talking like that?" I asked. She said, "Dad, I'm in the library."
Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:14 PM
As the pitchers and catchers report to spring training, optimism for our Minnesota Twins rushes through me.
Updated: February 25, 2012, - 04:29 PM
Perhaps the most important voice to ignore is the notorious "No!" Those "No's'' are the things that prevent us from living.
Updated: January 28, 2012, - 09:15 PM
I received a recent e-mail from someone regarding their health that left me unsettled. I knew that there was nothing I could do about it, other than provide support, but it nagged at me anyway. Eventually I got caught up in some other things and the feelings went away. Feeling unsettled is unsettling. In spite of those proclamations to ''Never Settle!'' I think it's more important at this time of year to discuss the value of the different ways of settling.
Updated: December 31, 2011, - 03:06 PM
One of our daughters called from college the other night. "Dad, can you buy me some stocks?" she urged.
Updated: November 27, 2011, - 10:26 AM
We received a text from one of our daughters the day after we dropped her at college: "I'm not sure that this is the right school for me."
Updated: October 29, 2011, - 02:08 PM