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Travel and Dining

Cruising for an Affordable Family Vacation

My family and I recently took our 20th cruise-ship vacation. Obviously, we’ve found that cruising offers something for each of us. I was reluctant to go on my first cruise, both because I’m prone to motion sickness and because I couldn’t see why anyone...

Don’t Wait Till Retirement To Act On Travel Dreams

Watch this video on YouTube What’s at the top of your retirement bucket list? If you are like most folks that I help prepare for retirement, travel is high on that list. As I’ve grown older, my views on retirement travel have changed. I used to buy into...

How To Be a Better Money Waster

Watch this video on YouTube Be frugal. Live on less than you make. Save for the future. It’s my message, and I’m sticking to it. Just in case you’re getting tired of that message, though, let’s take a look at thrift from a slightly different...

Mollydooker Story Shows Rocky Path to Business Success

Watch this video on YouTube I had no hat and no sunscreen to protect me from the scorching heat in the Australian vineyard. Yet I couldn’t leave as I listened to Leigh telling his family’s heartfelt story of grit, passion, and struggle. Standing among the...

Meeting a Capitalist in Communist China

Watch this video on YouTube Jannie Wu wanted a better life. I met Jannie on a recent trip to China. After earning an undergraduate degree in English, she took a teaching job paying 1000 Renminbi, or RMB, ($150) per month. In China, obtaining a student loan is not an...

Seattle: Warm Hearts, Rainy Weather

This week I did a very quick trip to Seattle, WA, where I spoke on my client process at the annual symposium of the Puget Sound FPA.  TD Ameritrade sponsored my talk, which was a first for both of us. I appreciated their sponsorship, as I know those in attendence...