Do ROTH Conversions satisfy IRS Required Minimum Distributions?

As the likelihood of higher tax rates increases, many proactive investors are looking to the Roth Conversion as a way to protect their retirement assets.  As they do so, one question sometimes arises: Does the amount that you convert to a Roth IRA count towards the...

What I Learned About Love This Morning

The first thing I read this morning was “Love one another like I loved you.” That’s Jesus command in John 13:34. The first thing I thought this morning was: I can’t do that. I can’t be gracious. I can’t be compassionate. I can’t be generous. I can’t forgive. I...

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Sunday School

Sat with a young friend at lunch today. Beautiful wife, lovely child, but frustrated by work problems related to being in the family business which was then producing stress in his family. While my friend lamented, I reminded him of the value of what he had sitting...

SIx Steps for the Successful Financial Launch of your Child

  My oldest daughter Madison just graduated from University and took her first professional position in the working world. A few days before she reported for work we sat down with her benefits package and talked about how she should handle her finances going...