Happy 65: Moving to Medicare a Mixed Bag

Watch this video on YouTube This month marks a rite of passage for me. I am officially a senior citizen. I don’t feel the way I thought 65 would feel when I was 25, even though I see a 65-year-old in my mirror. The good news is that I now qualify for every senior...

Dollars and Cents of Hunting

Watch this video on YouTube Many South Dakotans observe an annual holiday that isn’t on the calendar in most other states: the mid-October opening weekend of pheasant hunting season. Opening day of deer season is an important event in the state as well. The...

Read Rick’s Columns At KFG Blog, No Longer In Rapid City Journal

The ending of a long-time business relationship is often a time of difficult emotions. This has been true for me this month after learning that the local newspaper will no longer run my weekly columns. The Rapid City Journal, owned by Lee Enterprises, has been cutting...

From Real Estate to Financial Therapy In 25 Years

Watch this video on YouTube This year marks the 25th anniversary of writing this column for the Rapid City Journal. I have seen a lot of editors and reporters come and go since my first column in April 1991. In fact, everyone who was in the newsroom at that time is...

Bucket List Alert – Rick Finds South Africa Is On Sale!

South Africa is on  sale! Marcia and I just returned from a week in the bush country of South Africa, and we had an experience incomparable to anything we’ve done previously in our travels. Most of our time was spent staying at game reserves. For me, the...

A Winning Video on Electronic Medical Records

If you’ve ever sat on an exam table waiting while your doctor entered information into a computer, you might be interested in this video, titled “Technical Difficulties: Fixing Electronic Medical Records.” It was created by my daughter and two of her...