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By Gary Silverman, CFP®
Valentine's Day is upon us. Love is in the air. We’ve all heard that love will keep us together, but what happens once we’ve been successfully coupled for a while? Eventually, most couples discover that the person they love and adore is a fellow human with failures, phobias, bad habits, and the like.
Ninety years ago today, a new life was brought into this world. Any child is special, but when you have Irish blood and are born on Saint Patrick’s Day, there is an extra bit of blessing bestowed upon you. Anna Marie Robinson was born in Philadelphia, the same city where the liberty bell once rang out the joy of a free people.
Warning: This is one of those articles where I stray into the area of faith and religion. For some reason this tends to make some folks mad. They want me to butt out of that part of their lives and stick with money. So if that’s you, feel free to stop reading and come back next week.
“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”—S.T. Coleridge
During a recent business trip, I found myself in the lobby of the hotel at 9 o’clock in the morning eating a piece of cheesecake. This is not a normal morning routine for me. But that morning I needed a walk, away from my suddenly smothering hotel room. Then I saw the cheesecake.