Connecting Quarterly: 1st Quarter 2016

Dear Friends, In the mid-1800s, having a child was a remarkably dangerous activity for a woman.  Five out of every 1,000 women died during deliveries performed by midwives or at home.  Even more astounding was the fact that...

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Connecting Quarterly: 4th Quarter 2015

Dear Friends, As we finish putting away the last of the holiday decorations and repeating our New Year’s resolutions for the umpteenth time, I always try to find time to look back at the holidays and give thanks for all...

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2016 Tax Updates

Our 2016 Tax Reference Sheet is now available below. This quick reference sheet offers information you'll need to know for the 2016 tax year including updates to tax brackets, IRA & Pension Plan limits, social security tax, and more. Click...

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Connecting Quarterly: 3rd Quarter 2015

Dear Friends, As the parent of only one child, and a 5-year old at that, I don’t feel particularly qualified to provide advice on the topic of parenting.  But 64 months and counting of parenting has left a few impressions...

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Connecting Quarterly: 2nd Quarter 2015

Dear Friends, One of my family’s traditions is our beginning-of-summer trip to visit my wife’s family in western Wisconsin.  We’ve made this trip on Memorial Day weekend for each of the 16 years since we relocated to Phoenix.  Every year...

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Connecting Quarterly: 1st Quarter 2015

Dear Friends, My wife and I have lived in the greater Phoenix area for almost 17 years.  Over that time, I’ve noticed a recurring theme:  Springtime always seems to bring increased traffic on our roads.  I’m not sure exactly why...

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