Skip’s Blog

How to Road Trip Like the Good Old Days

Posted: October 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm by Skip Kelley

Are you gearing up to get in one more trip or vacation before the weather takes a turn for the “brrrrr effect”? Some of the best memories I have are from family road trips back in the day. Whether you can recall the station wagon or nostalgic minivan experience, it seems like road trips just […]


Retirees Biggest Regrets

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm by Skip Kelley

I’ve been in this business for quite some time now. Over the years, I’ve seen thousands of individuals and couples and all of them have had a different story or tune that was unique to them. From the good and the bad I began to realize the similarity between the feelings and concerns I was […]


Cashin’ In For Fall

Posted: September 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm by Skip Kelley

It’s that time of the year! The seasons are changing once again and whether we are ready or not, it is time to say goodbye to summer. And, when one change occurs, such as a change in seasons, it often sparks other changes to follow. Of course, for me this meant thinking about how our […]


The Financial Dating Game

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm by Skip Kelley

After I got home from a long day of running around, I decided to hit the off-switch, “veg” out a bit and turn the TV on. As I was flipping through the channels, I started to notice just how many dating shows are out there nowadays. Then I started to think how much, over time, […]


What’s Your Number?

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm by Skip Kelley

I’m a huge fan of the show Shark Tank. It’s so much fun to watch the presentations given by passionate business owners and entrepreneurs using gimmicky tag lines and excitement, mixed in with a dose of nerves, to pitch their business idea to a group of successful venture capitalists. What’s even better in my opinion […]


Old Heirlooms to Appraise?

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm by Skip Kelley

Could you imagine yourself finding an old painting in the attic one day and the next thing you know, you’re on an episode of Antiques Roadshow? I find it so fascinating to see old treasures and family heirlooms being appraised. It’s mesmerizing to watch and listen to the appraiser rattle off detailed and historically-specific facts […]


5 Home Gadgets that Save Money

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm by Skip Kelley

If you’ve ever owned a home, then I am sure you already know how quickly the costs of owning and maintaining your place can add up. Nowadays, companies are using technology to provide homeowners with products to simplify their lives and save them some money but it’s easy to get lost in articles and reviews […]


Simplify Your Life

Posted: August 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm by Skip Kelley

Do you ever feel like you’re overwhelmed and overloaded? Do you have a ton of things happening all at once? Is your to-do list overflowing and continually growing longer? If so, you’re in luck because if you didn’t already know, the first week of August is national ‘Simplify Your Life’ Week! So the question here […]


Become “Financially Fit” with this Financial Cleanse

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm by Skip Kelley

We’ve all heard about all of the latest diet and cleansing ‘fads’ out there – the ones that guarantee that you will lose 10 pounds in just a few short days without ever having to lift a finger. While I can neither promote nor devalue any of the cleanses currently on the market, I do […]


Quitting Your Job? How to Prepare…

Posted: July 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm by Skip Kelley

Quitting your job can be stressful. Not only are you a nervous wreck, staring into the mirror, rehearsing the resignation speech you have to give your boss, but your personal finances can cause an entirely different level of pressure during this time. The questions sound something like this: “Is this a stable job? Is this […]


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