Introducing Julia Crane

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We are excited to announce that Julia Crane joined the Rope Team in the beginning of April as our Financial Planner Assistant.  She hails from Billerica MA and completed her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. ...

What Do Swimming and Hockey Have in Common?

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They are both sports where one can watch a family member participate while you are completely sedentary.  Most of us have had some experience watching a family member or friend play some sport during elementary or high school.  Some are quite enjoyable, while for others your only...

What Did Rick Do To Annoy Chrissy?

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Chances are that is a pretty long list, but it all started when Chrissy asked about whether we were coming into the office in the middle of a snow storm.  I jokingly (honest, really!) replied to her text that of course we would all be in the office that day, thinking of course...

My Trip To Portland

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By Tom Lally

I spent last weekend in Portland, for a bachelor party for one of my best friends from college.  The groom to be loves craft beer so we planned to visit several local breweries.  I knew of a couple located in Portland, but I had no idea there were so many.

Our first stop was Allagash...

The Happiest Place on Earth

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No, I’m not talking about Disney World; but rather the Natick Outdoor Store; a sporting goods store outside Boston.  My son is building a canoe as part of a high school project, for which he is thrilled as he loves to fish.  For our household the challenge to owning a canoe is...

The Lower the Latitude, the Better the Attitude

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By Chrissy McCormack

Well folks, I am back after an 8-day annual vacation to Cancun, Mexico with my loved ones.  We came home to a nasty windstorm and then a snow storm the following day.  I still ask myself why we live here, but it always comes back to my roots.  This is where my roots are and...

Year of the Book

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By Tom Lally, CFP®

I’m not really the type to make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions.  It’s not because there’s anything wrong with self-improvement or having goals.  I just think those things should be true all the time, not simply because the calendar has turned (and I’m going to spend the first...

Hey, It's NOT Snowing.....

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For the first time since visiting family in Tampa about 20 years ago, we decided to head to a warmer part of the world than Boston for the holidays.  It snowed that time in Tampa, so we decided to hedge our bets and go further south to Key West.  It was definitely what the doctor...

So This Is How A Tradition Starts!

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So This Is How A Tradition Starts!

I don’t recall the specific year it started but when the kids were about nine or ten they decided to help with our outdoor holiday lights.  They had been doing the paper snowflakes and gingerbread houses for years but as I ventured outside to...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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That typically refers to Christmas, and while it is a close second, the fall is my favorite time of year.  Telling classmates that September is your favorite month isn’t exactly a great way to make friends.  But as the years between now and my school career pile up – I can’t believe my 10 year...

A Trip Of A Lifetime With My Boy

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A Trip of a Lifetime with my Boy – Wedding in Hawaii

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So my niece and her fiancé are both in the Military.  My niece who is just the young age of 22 and went into the ARMY right from high school became engaged to the most equally as wonderful of...

Ferrari Time

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I’ve always liked cars.  I’m not a NASCAR junkie, and I couldn’t tell you the difference between two vintage Ford mustangs.  But I do appreciate a good sports car – I think Aston Martin’s are downright beautiful – and I still gawk whenever I see a Tesla.  So I was really excited last Christmas when...