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Time is a valuable – and quickly fleeting – commodity.  In my head, my wife and I just brought our youngest home from the hospital, but the reality is that we will be staring at an empty nest very soon.  (A friend once told me that the days are long, but the years are short.  How true.)  Because of this, I focus my practice on helping broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, and their associates spend more of their time serving their clients, not the SEC, FINRA or a state regulator.  In fact, my firm’s logo contains a subtle nod to this goal.

This is not to say, however, that I think that we must conserve this precious resource at all costs. From where I sit, it is important to find something that is bigger than us. I previously posted a series about Cowboy Curly and Mitch of City Slickers fame and work-life balance, which included a post about some of the charitable projects I have supported over the years. These have included organizations that help our veterans (The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program) and current military (Operation Homefront) and support financial literacy (Junior Achievement and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy).

I have added the Alzheimer’s Association to this list because of a close family member. I cannot help her – other than support those who care for her – but I can help bring awareness to the disease, and equally as important, to the resources available for caregivers.

So I do. I encourage you to check out the Association’s vast resources, including the “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia“, “Choosing Care Providers” and “Caregiver Health“, among others. If you are so moved, please consider visiting my pages for The Longest Day workout on June 8 or The Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming this fall for opportunities to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts.

It is something bigger than me.

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