Retirement Guys: Please help us thank our troopsWritten by Nolan Baker Mark Clair | | firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thankful for a lot of things. The holiday season obviously has us thinking about the things that we are most thankful for. It’s a given that we are thankful for our faith, our family and the work we are able to do for our clients. That is what motivates us to get out of bed every day and keep on keeping on. For those of you who are clients, thank you for allowing us to help you with your retirement planning.
For those of you that are faithful readers of this column and listen to us every Saturday on the radio, thank you for tuning in. We are blessed to work with great people and are thankful that we get to do what we do. Both Nolan and I (Mark) have realized one other big thing that we really are truly thankful for. It’s those men and women who serve our country in the armed forces.
Sure, we all work hard every day, but those individuals who serve in the military are cut from a different cloth. They are selfless and truly heroes regardless of what their specific job is. These men and women put their lives on the line and contribute to our protection whether they are serving overseas or right here in the U.S. We both decided that it was time for the Retirement Guys to show our thanks to our dedicated service men and women.
We have been adopting a troop through the wonderful organization called AdoptAPlatoon.org for nearly two years. Our entire staff and family of clients really enjoy putting our monthly shipments together to send to our troop. We know that these boxes are just small tokens of thanks to the outstanding men and women who endanger their lives for our freedom, but we feel that every little encouragement and thanks can make a difference in their lives. We hope that it helps them get through tough days a little bit easier.
Many of our clients are veterans and they have welcomed getting involved in this community give back campaign with open arms. Since it is such a special cause and our clients have been so dedicated to donating to our troop, we’ve decided to host a special event with two very special inspirational speakers. Every year we host an Economic Update that brings our clients up to date as to what is happening economically in our country and how it may affect their retirement planning. The event typically features several interesting speakers along with The Retirement Guys that speak on various topics related to managing your money, protecting your assets and efficiently planning your estate. It helps give those that attend an increased perspective as to what is going on and what to be aware of.
This year The Retirement Guys have decided to take this “Economic Summit” a big step further. A very special event is in the works not only to bring attendees up to date economically, but also to provide inspiration from two men that have served our country. We are honored to have Toledo native and Bronze Star recipient, Joseph Bowser, and Navy Seal, Chad Williams, join us for a special event “Protecting What Matters.”
We thought that our clients and friends would really enjoy interacting with and listening to these two brave war veterans. SFC Bowser’s decorations include the Bronze Star; Purple Heart; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal (4OLC); Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Combat Action Badge; and the Drill Sergeant Badge. Mr. Bowser being a Toledo native makes this all the more special to hear what he has to say.
Chad Williams is a Navy SEAL veteran and one of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation. Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq. Both men will be speaking and Chad Williams will be signing copies of his book “Seal of God.” We will also be talking about how those that are interested can get involved in supporting our adopted troop.
“Protecting What Matters” will take place on Jan. 31, 2014 at The Pinnacle in Maumee starting at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending this special event, please call Dana Nehren at our office at (419) 842-0550 or email her at DNehren@nextfinancial.com. Happy holidays and God bless America.
For more information about The Retirement Guys, tune in every Saturday at 1 p.m. on 1370 WSPD or visit www.retirementguysradio.com. Securities and Investment Advisory Services are offered through NEXT Financial Group Inc., Member FINRA / SIPC. NEXT Financial Group, Inc. does not provide tax or legal advice. The Retirement Guys are not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group. The office is at 1700 Woodlands Drive, Suite 100, Maumee, OH 43537. (419) 842-0550.
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