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May 14, 2015
| Moving Out Finally!
Moving OutThere comes a moment in (hopefully) every young person's life where they get the glorious task of moving out of their parent's house. Leaving home might be an exciting experience, as it should be, but it can also be frightening and eye opening. Naturally, whether you're moving at 18 or...
Posted by SamuelClemens at 12:49 p.m. | Talkbacks
March 6, 2015
| Couch Potato Investing
PORCH CHAT - Reflections from the Front PorchCouch Potato InvestingBy Michael Franks, CFP®, CRPC®Urban Dictionary defines a couch potato as a lazy person who does nothing but sit on the couch and watch television. I really like the synonym they list -- a sofa spud. Encouraging someone t...
Posted by FrontPorch at 1:28 p.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 30, 2015
| Frankenberry Three Xbox Four Sixty
PORCH CHAT - Reflections from the Front PorchFrankenberry Three Xbox Four SixtyBy Michael Franks, CFP®, CRPC®I am a fan of the comedic stylings of Frank Caliendo. He is a master impressionist who rose to fame with his dead-on imitations of George W. Bush, Robin Williams and of course, sp...
Posted by FrontPorch at 2:56 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 19, 2014
| Bring It!
I recently began the P90X exercise program. I did so many push -ups yesterday that it hurts a little to type.For those who are not late night infomercial fans, P90X is an intense exercise program offered by a company called Beachbody. You do everything in the comfort of your own home and are ...
Posted by FrontPorch at 1:53 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 5, 2014
| Rumba -- One Step Forward, Two Back
There is no right or wrong career path. We all just have our own path. It is unreasonable to assume every move will be perfect.A few weeks ago I wrote about some good career advice that helped me get launched. Today I would like to talk about some of the mistakes I made. I worked as an Institu...
Posted by FrontPorch at 10:42 a.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 24, 2014
| Pass the Turkey!
I love Thanksgiving- family, food, and football. (Please feel free to rearrange that order to your liking!)Pulling together the Thanksgiving meal is the ultimate cooking challenge. You are using the oven, the stove top and the microwave. You have foods of different flavors, textures, and aroma...
Posted by FrontPorch at 8:59 a.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 4, 2014
| Finding Your Thing
As I've written in a few other blogs, I believe your career is your greatest asset. This got me wondering about my own career. How did I get here? What worked and what would I like to do over if I had the opportunity? Having worked now for 20 years, I've been reflecting on the best advice I'v...
Posted by FrontPorch at 9:27 a.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 24, 2014
| FLAP AWAY, LITTLE BUTTERFLY
Most people are familiar with the concept of the ‘Butterfly Effect.' It's the belief that a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world can lead to a tsunami in another corner of the world. One small act can start in motion a chain of events leading to outcomes with enormous co...
Posted by FrontPorch at 10:40 a.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 9, 2014
| PORCH CHAT Reflections from the Front Porch
FANTASY FINANCE: THE GAME AND THE STAKES ARE VERY REALBy Michael Franks, CFP®, CRPC®My Fantasy Football team is called Double Trouble, named for my twin sons. After what looked like a promising draft my team is in trouble. Yet, even after a nail biting loss this weekend it is something ...
Posted by FrontPorch at 1:41 p.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 3, 2014
| Healthy Recipes & Garden Tips: Sustainable Blessings
This site is your one-stop-shop for growing, preserving, cooking, and creative ideas to help you enjoy your home and garden. Our mission is to help provide simple household ideas on growing your own food, saving a few bucks and healthy nutritious recipes for your family. We share step-by-step ...
Posted by SB_Blog. at 1:38 p.m. | Talkbacks