The world today seems increasingly divided. Anyone watching or reading the news is likely to be bombarded by stories about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our increasing tensions with China or the growing domestic political divide. But did you know, in midst of all these negative stories, that compassion and giving are on the rise? The […]
The story of Jan and Rich We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. — T.S. Eliot In a previous post, I featured the story of Jan Schwab and Rich Crowell,* who circumnavigated the globe […]
In 2001, Jan Schwab and Rich Crowell bought a sailboat in Mexico and named her Slip Away. They brought Slip Away to Los Angeles in 2002 and lived on her for a year in Marina del Rey. Then in 2003, at the ages of 45 and 54 respectively, Jan and Rich sailed to Ensenada, Mexico, and started a 16-year journey that would take them around the world.
September 19th was a big day for me. It was the three-year anniversary of my buying Larry Bakerjian’s wealth management business. Not coincidentally, the 19th also marked the 21st anniversary of having fulfilled my Marine Corps duties and being honorably discharged. I mentioned having both anniversaries on the same day was not a coincidence. When […]
CHOOSING SENIOR CARE You may not be in a position to care for yourself at home one day, and making the transition to some form of daily care won’t come easy. That’s why it’s good to have this discussion now. Thoughtful selection of a care facility Dean, my friend’s father whose story I’ve been sharing […]
ESTATE PLANNING Most people would like to control how their money gets used as they get old and where they would like it to go after they pass away. Those wishes form an individual’s legacy intentions. It’s good to put them down in writing. This is Estate Planning. It’s Step 2 in planning for your […]
INVESTMENT PLANNING One day, you or someone you love may need daily living assistance or monitored medical care. Are you ready for that day? What can you do now to prepare for it? “I never would have imagined it,” says Dean, who is 84 and the father of a friend of mine. “I had a […]
It may surprise you to learn that many economists and politicians believe we should eliminate the penny and nickel from our currency. If you’re like me, you probably have fond memories tied to our smallest denominations. As a kid, I remember buying penny candy from my neighborhood Magic Mart. I appreciated the efficiency of the […]