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Month: June 2011

Keeping The Elderly Free From Abuse

We’re pleased to feature a guest post from Tom Simmons, a partner with the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP. There is a great deal of ruckus about the rights of our country’s elderly citizens to be free from abuse and exploitation....

Swimming Pool Can Be a Deep Financial Dive

After a long, wet spring, summer has finally arrived in the Black Hills. The scent of grilling hamburgers and the sound of lawnmowers fill the air in the evenings, the parks and bike path are busy, and the city pools are beginning to fill up with shrieking children....

Empty nest? Think again!

An unexpected trend has emerged due in large part to the economy. Adult children are asking to move back in with their aging parents, and the parents are saying “yes.” Most baby boomers do not have adequate savings, so the financial burdens of taking care of their...

Build Wealth With a Career, Not “The Job”

A couple of recent columns about how to define “rich” generated quite a bit of discussion. One thought-provoking email from a friend made me think about yet another aspect of defining rich: What does “getting rich” look like? Sometimes it looks...

South Dakota – Home of the Freest?

My friends around the country often refer to me as clandestinely working for the SD Chamber of Commerce.  Actually, there is nothing clandestine about my promotion of South Dakota’s low taxes, business friendly, low crime, and high quality...