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Wealth Notes: Inspire

Wealth Notes is a regular digest provided to you: our valued clients and friends. Our goal with each issue of WealthNotes is to provide you with two perspectives on wealth: one that aims to inspire and the other that aims to inform.

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  • The Goldilocks Rule

    April 9, 2019

    To Inspire: We received very positive feedback from our inspirational WealthNote on building good habits – habits that help us live a great life – a life of joy, of purpose, of passion.  The strategies we shared were taken from a book that both Travis (Upton) and I (Matt) are reading by James Clear, Atomic […]

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  • The Power of Atomic Habits

    April 5, 2019

    To Inspire: Travis (Upton) and I (Matt) both are reading Jim Clear’s book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.  We’re finding it tremendously helpful in our own journey to live a great life – a life of purpose, of joy, of using time wisely.  We recommend […]

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  • Remembrance and Honor

    March 27, 2019

    To Inspire:  Mark and I (Matt) were privileged to attend the OSU College of Social Work Scholarship Dinner earlier this week.  The dinner celebrates the field of social work and recognizes students at OSU who are pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. The Joseph R. Palmer Memorial Scholarship is given each year to a […]

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  • Expression Without Limitation

    March 21, 2019

    To Inspire: Perhaps you have heard of Open Door Art Studio & Gallery here in Columbus, Ohio.  Open Door is home to 112 artists with disabilities.  They have access to the studio Monday through Friday to enjoy “expression without limitation.”  On Wednesday, March 20th, we held our second Women’s GatHERing at Open Door Art Studio […]

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  • Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents

    March 14, 2019

    To Inspire: Two weeks ago, CBS Sunday Morning shared the touching story of 11-year-old Ruby Chitsey of Harrison, Arkansas who sometimes joins her mom Amanda, a nurse, when she travels to local nursing homes to provide basic medical care.  It was on one of those visits that Ruby started going into residents’ rooms with her […]

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  • The Power of Perseverance

    February 26, 2019

    To Inspire: Perhaps you’ve heard of Meb Keflezighi, a world-class marathoner and an American citizen originally from Eritrea – a small war-torn country on the horn of Africa.  For all of us facing the challenge of aging, Meb’s story (shared in the March 2019 issue of Guideposts Magazine) is a great inspiration.  Meb Keflezighi*   […]

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  • Helping the Homeless

    February 22, 2019

    To Inspire: I (Matt Palmer) am just getting back from a four-day trip to visit our daughter, Mary Grace, who is doing a year of volunteer work at the St. Joseph Center which serves individuals and families experiencing homelessness on the west side of LA.  Here is a quick video that shares my experience at […]

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  • The Value of Virtues

    February 12, 2019

    To Inspire: Have you noticed how challenging it is to become the person you want to be, the best version of yourself? Benjamin Franklin desired to become the best version of himself; he shared in his own journal that he wanted to be a man of high moral character, a virtuous man.  And as a […]

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  • Connecting to a Cure

    February 5, 2019

    To Inspire: The magazine Cure is free to cancer patients, survivors or caregivers. Source:   Its recent “bonus” issue includes an article titled “Keeping The Faith”.  Patients with cancer who have a religious or spiritual belief system report better physical health, according to the results of a meta-analysis of studies involving more than 32,000 […]

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  • The Impact of Your Influence

    January 29, 2019

    To Inspire: Tommy Spaulding, our good friend and nationally known speaker and author, shared in his January 22nd blog that a recent study indicated that the average person in this country will influence up to 80,000 people in their lifetime – either positively or negatively.  Here was Tommy’s reaction: That is profound. I can’t stop thinking […]

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