Category Archives: HMC Partners

All Aboard…

This Saturday, I have the honor of being the best man in my youngest child, and only son, William’s wedding.  William, age 26, is marrying a beautiful young lady, Shannon McGuire.  Christy and I could not be happier.  Our family … Continue reading

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The Italian Experience

Buon Giorno from Greensboro, North Carolina.  My daughter, a Junior at UNC, has had the fortune to study abroad this semester in Florence, Italy.  When you and I were going to school, studying abroad meant something totally differently (key words….a … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

Something none of us like to think about it is getting sick and not being able to make our own decisions or even dying.  We all know it’s a part of life, but it’s still not something you want to … Continue reading

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Your Comfort Zone

I thought I’d take a break from talking about money directly and provide you with something to personally consider. Have you noticed we are surrounding ourselves with distractions and “things” all day long?  Cell phones, computer screens, work environment, cars, … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Wade Out of the Shallow End of the Pool?

With all the volatility in the market, many investors have been clinging to safety just like when you were a kid swimming in the shallow end of the pool.  So, how do you know when it’s time to put on … Continue reading

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Some Painless 2012 Resolution Suggestions

As we stare at the New Year before us, we all make promises of self-improvement.  Whether it’s shedding some extra baggage or dropping a bad habit or two, we go through this exercise every December. I’d like to give you … Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish List

Now that the near riots of Black Friday have come and gone and so has the virtual shopping of Cyber Monday, I thought I might ask for a few things of my own.  All this talk of record retail numbers … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season To Be Spending

For some people shopping is much more than a requirement around the Holiday Season, it is a necessity to get through life. These people shop throughout the entire year, using shopping almost as a form of recreation. Sometimes they make … Continue reading

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Do Your Patriotic Duty – Embrace Gluttony!

Since it is Thanksgiving week, I have decided to refrain from writing about the European debt crisis, the “Occupy” crowd, political turmoil, or any of the other topics currently being piped into our homes by the 24-hour news channels we … Continue reading

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Is It A Trick or Treat?

With this year of turmoil and tumult, we have had our fair share of emotional schizophrenia.  We have all had many false hopes only dashed into the realities of weak global leadership leading to many economic and political uncertainties. Since … Continue reading

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