Monthly Archives November 2018

Establish an Emergency Fund – Commit to Being Prepared for When ‘Life’ Happens

Like most journeys of a thousand miles, getting to a joyful, successful and prosperous retirement begins with one step. So if you had the chance to better prepare for retirement and important life-changing financial decisions now would you take that first step? Most of us probably would, right? “No matter your situation now, there is a way to reach a better position for the future.” This is what the character, simply named “The Guide,” writes in the letter John & Sue Smith receive in the prologue of my book, The Five Crossroads. Preparing for the so-called thousand-mile journey ahead and
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Culinary Corner: Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients (Filling) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering the baking dish 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (3-4 large potatoes; about 1 3/4 pounds) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs Ingredients (Topping) 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup chopped pecans Directions For the filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 2-quart baking dish. Whisk together the butter, mashed sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and
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