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I’m Thankful for the family tradition of dinners with children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving, which was first established by President George Washington in 1789 as a public day to honor the founding of our nation. We are very blessed and life is good.

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As a financial advisor, I’m often asked if I’ve noticed or identified common characteristics that make someone more likely to be wealthy. Over the years, I had the opportunity to work with a number of wealthy individuals and couples. What I’ve noticed is that most wealthy people share a few …

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Thought for the week: Unless you are willing to guard your thought, you will never be able to guard your heart. So, focus on blessing, not hardships, and opportunities, not roadblocks. 

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With the holidays upon us, family gatherings — especially multi-generational ones — offer the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones we don’t see often. This is especially true as we come out of the pandemic that shut down most Thanksgiving feasts last year. 

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More than 16 million Americans are currently living with a disease caused by smoking, which is the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking-related diseases can harm nearly every organ in the body, causing cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and much more. What many people may not…

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Thought for the week — God does not answer all of our prayers in the affirmative. When we are disappointed by the realities of life here on earth, we should remember that our prayers are always answered by an all-knowing God and that we must trust Him, whatever the answer.   

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The Williamson Herald has allowed me a bit of space in the paper for things that may not normally get space, so I hope you like what you see. If you do, please contact me at the information below. If not, well, I guess I need to hear that too, so feel free to complain. 

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When I first started working for the city many years ago — I was in my mid-20s — I spent a lot of my time down on the square very early every morning mowing grass or raking leaves or picking up trash.  

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If you’re going to retire in the next few years, you’ll want to start thinking about making some changes to your investment portfolio. And one area you may want to look at is whatever type of cash account you might have — because, when you’re retired, the amount of cash you have readily avai…

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The road to Chattanooga and the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl, where nine — yes, nine — state champions in football will be crowned in five weeks, gets underway Friday night. And, boy, is it a long and crowded road. 

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I was in the ROTC program in college and served a stint of active duty in the mid-1950s. I met a number of unusual people and had some interesting experiences in both places. 

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Earlier this year, I wrote a commentary about the apparent thaw between public and private schools facing each other on the football field, as the nine public schools in the county had nine contests against privates, a full 10% of the regular season, on the schedule. 

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Recently, I wrote a column about making sure your kids or grandkids get off to a good start investing. Today, I’m going to share some thoughts from the opposite end of the spectrum: helping aging parents manage their financial affairs. 

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The holiday season has officially started. Commercials for Halloween candy and costumes, pumpkin spiced coffee, candy, pasta — you name it. Ads for family get-togethers at Thanksgiving. Even Christmas has started creeping into commercials. They used to wait until after Halloween to start, bu…

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This October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I encourage you to take a moment to think about how breast cancer has affected your life. If you haven’t been directly affected by the disease, it’s likely that a friend, family member, neighbor or coworker has.