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Hunting For Thistles and Research Apps

“Hi, my name is Rick. I am addicted to thistling.” It’s true. Every summer weekend that I am in town I spend 2-8 hours scouring the canyons and gullies in my neighborhood for noxious weeds. With my four-gallon backpack sprayer and wide-brimmed hat, I probably look like an alien. By now I have the Canadian, […]

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Protect Business, Employees Against Embezzlement

After reading last week’s column on embezzling, KFG operations manager Beth Kangootui shared the following story: “‘Our accountant is leaving and we think you have the ability to learn bookkeeping. Do you want the job?’ This question began one of the greatest, yet most difficult, lessons I would ever learn.

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Embezzlement Has High Financial, Emotional Costs

As a fan of our local ECHL hockey team, the Rapid City Rush, I was sorry to learn recently that the team’s new owners had uncovered evidence of some $500,000 worth of embezzlement over the past several years. Few things strike more fear and disbelief into the heart of an employer than learning a trusted […]

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Rick to Present on Enabling Adult Children

Heading to the FPA Annual Conference in Minneapolis today. I will give a presentation Friday on “Difficult Client Conversations Around Enabling Adult Children.” The talk highlights the successful use of Financial Therapy to bring about successful outcomes for both the enabler and the enabled. Here is a little preview….

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