How to thrive in 2021

During the week before Christmas, I hiked with my younger son’s Scout Troop on the Appalachian Trail. This trip was planned early in 2020 and was considered an Advanced Hiking/Backpacking Trip. My son, David, who served two consecutive terms as Senior Patrol Leader, led the hike. We hiked on the Indian Trail Loop over a…

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A new perspective from adversity

I returned early last week from an amazing trip with my son, David, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 132. We hiked Yellowstone National Park and part of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). The CDT connects Mexico to Canada. We took all necessary precautions on our flights for COVID19, and I am happy to report…

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Important COVID-19 Legislative Updates

Yesterday morning, I was walking my golden retriever Jack. He stopped suddenly when saw a giant turtle. It took some encouragement form me but he started to move forward. On the rest of the walk I thought about how Jack would not remember the turtle, but I would. As I walked in my front door,…

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Thoughts for the Week

My right foot is feeling a lot better. Today I was able to see my physical therapist at 8 AM. The first time I met with him was last week and he was nice and gentle. Today he was not as gentle. As he bent my foot left, then right, I thought about how it…

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Understanding the newest Tax Act from Congress

It seems that every year Congress gives us an impossible task. I am not talking about politics. I am talking about the newest tax law changes that will become effective next year. Major tax law changes that most people are unaware of seem to come out right around this time every year. It reminds me…

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Trump and Financial planning in Palm Beach Gardens Florida

After Hurricane Dorian left us and proceeded north, I asked my younger son David, to help me return the outdoor furniture we stored in our garage to the backyard. In the process of moving the furniture our Golden Retriever Jack ran outside. Now Jack is a very loyal 6-year old Golden Retriever who loves to…

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The Blatt Watch by Peter Blatt – Avoiding Identity Theft

From the desk of Peter Blatt August 18, 2015 Last week, we had a very informative Roundtable on how to prevent identity theft. Sergeant Paul Rogers of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department was our guest speaker and provided the group with valuable information such as using a cross-cut shredder instead of a strip-cut shredder…

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The Blatt Watch by Peter Blatt: Financial Planning: You Cannot Borrow for Your Retirement, But You Can Borrow for Your Child or Grandchild’s College Education. But Should You?

Paying for college is one of the biggest expenses for parents and/or grandparents. With a sound financial plan, it doesn’t have to impede your retirement. There are options to paying for college, but they are not all a “one size fits all”.  Recently, I was interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter. His main question…

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