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

By Chrissy S. McCormack - Client Relationship Manager

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...

Couch Shopping (aka College Search) Update

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Couch Shopping (aka College Search) Update

In a previous newsletter, I described a college information session we attended for our daughter who is a junior in high school.  An Admissions Counselor compared the college search process to shopping for a couch, which at first seemed odd but turned out...

Wait, It Has Been How Long?

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By:  Rick Ropelewski, CFP ®

We all have had the personal experience or know someone who said, “I can’t believe we have been in this job for x number of years.”

Between my last year in the Air Force and graduate school I moved seven times in three years.  So I did not think I would ever be one of...

Tom's Tale

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Tom’s Tale

Maybe you needed help with your online access, or you called Rick’s office when he was in a meeting.  When I pick up the phone to help, you probably don’t know me nearly as well as you know Rick.  So I will start our personal articles by telling you a little bit about myself.

My name is...

I Thought This Was Supposed To Get Easier!

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One of the typical Labor Day questions we all get is “how was your summer”.  I gave the usual reply that it was fun but went by too quickly,  However, in years past I could touch on some highlight of the summer that was worthy of a quick story.  Don’t get me wrong, we had a very nice summer, but...

Summer 2018

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SUMMER 2018

Well, so the Summer has come and NOT GONE – we still have magnificent weather in September and the beginning of October.  How about that heat wave we had?   I think you may know me well enough to know where I was during it.  I was literally swimming in the ocean at...

10 Things You Don't Know About Me..

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me…

By Chrissy S. McCormack - Client Relationship Manager

I refuse to say that Summer is coming to an end, because if it were, that would mean that everything I enjoy doing is about to end.  I either have to move to someplace warm or find some Winter hobbies other...