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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...

With Gratitude to a Financial Planning Mentor

Watch this video on YouTube I was in a cab, returning to our ship after a day of touring Belfast, Ireland, when I received a text from my father: “George Chell passed away this morning.” George was my long-time friend, mentor, and former business partner....

Chili on China

No, we are not talking about two countries.  Rather I am referring to our recent company Christmas Party where the Chef d’Cuisine, my wife Marcia, served her Texas style chili and cornbread.  That by itself is not so unordinary, but when...