With our girls back at college after winter break, my wife and I were reading the Sunday newspapers at our kitchen table. My wife was regularly pointing out articles that interested her and relating those pieces to our life. After around 20 or so interruptions, she said, "Isn't it nice how quiet it is?" I replied, "I hadn't noticed."
Updated: January 26, 2013, - 05:36 PM
When my daughter picked me up from the airport this summer, we drove about half a block before she blurted, "I crashed the car."
Updated: December 29, 2012, - 03:20 PM
We all need someone to help us sort through things occasionally. Or maybe just to listen while we do the sorting.
Updated: November 24, 2012, - 04:51 PM
Money has a place, but it can't be our purpose. Maybe during these times we can take a moment to think about what is lasting.
Updated: October 27, 2012, - 05:04 PM
Is your financial adviser a replacement ref?
Updated: September 29, 2012, - 04:03 PM
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