- Created on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:11
Richard Barbee / Knoxville, Tennessee
I grew up in East Tennessee. I was a Boy Scout for many years...way before smartphones and email. Sometimes, like today, I reminded by the face that there is life outside of the air-conditioned, globally-connected, instant information world.
I was having lunch with a friend today, and he mentioned that he just feels overwhelmed with information and stimulation and the constant drumbeat of things to process. I feel his pain. As a father of young children and business owner, I have plent to keep me busy and process-oriented.
- Created on Monday, 08 October 2012 15:05
Making the Most of Your Money
By: Conrad L Slate, Sr, CLU, ChFC, MSFS
Investment Advisor Representative
Did you ever wonder how the man in Ohio who never went to college, always worked a line job in a factory, and never inherited any money was capable of leaving several million dollars to a college at his death? He mastered the principle that during our lives that, unless there is a rich uncle as benefactor, it is us at work, our money at work, or some combination of the two. This man never owned a car, and he walked to and from work only two blocks from his apartment. He went home every day to eat lunch which was a can of soup that he had opened in the morning and placed over the pilot light on his stove so it would be hot when he got home at lunch time! His lifestyle was so frugal that he only bought clothes at a second hand store, never married, and had no hobbies that required spending money. He represents the extreme to be sure.