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Much to be Thankful For

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on life and to give thanks.  In my case I’m most thankful for my family.  My wife of 28+ years Kyung is pictured below with two very bored Chicago Police Officers this past June over the weekend in which NATO met here in Chicago.  We had hoped to see some “real live” protesters but we were too far north (this photo looks east from the Wrigley Building) and several hours too early. 

I am also thankful for our three great kids.  I couldn’t be more proud of each of them.  The best part of the holiday is that we will all be under the same roof (assuming no airline glitches for my oldest Jen who lives in LA). 

Blogging

I’m thankful that people actually read this blog and have some interest in what I have to say.  Blogging is like coming full circle for me.  Back in high school my career interest test indicated that being a lawyer, funeral director, or an author were the three most likely career paths.

Being a Financial Advisor

I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to work in such an interesting and challenging profession for the past 14 years.  I’ve been blessed with wonderful clients and I’ve enjoyed contributing to their success.

The past 14 years have been challenging in terms of the economic environment we’ve faced and I’m sure the next 14 years will be equally challenging.  I can honestly say that even the worst day as a financial advisor beats the heck out of the best day spent in the corporate world.

Having gone down the path of being a fee-only advisor and having later joined NAPFA (the largest professional organization of fee-only advisors in the country) I’ve had the pleasure to meet and learn from some of the finest, most dedicated financial advisors around.

Personally and professionally I feel very thankful and blessed.  Now on to tomorrow’s food fest.  As much as I adore my kids they had better keep their mitts off of my drumstick.  There is nothing better than cold, leftover turkey drumstick dipped in barbecue sauce.

I hope that you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.  As always please feel free to contact me with any and all questions.

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