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In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had several discussions with folks about retirement – specifically about retirement savings accounts. First, my 22-year-old daughter was proud to show me her first paycheck from her first teaching job after college. It was ‘real money’ and she wanted to show me. It was, indeed, pretty cool to see...

I personally love coffee and can’t imagine starting my day without it. I hate to admit it, but I have to plan time out of every morning to get my caffeine fix, which has become something of a morning ritual. I’m not alone though. As most of you have probably noticed, there are specialty coffee shops popping up all over your communities. Lattes, iced coffees, shaken teas and even alcoholic coffee drinks are popular with many...

I write this post with a grain of salt, as it speaks to the opposite of what I do from day to day as an IT Manager at Eakes Office Solutions. But, I gave it try a month ago, and it resulted in one of the best vacations I have ever had. I am talking about turning off the technology. This means taking phones, tablets, laptops…