Health

Outrunning Genetics is Impossible

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

It is no secret that I hope to run a competitive time in the Boston Marathon. I logged over 56 miles per week during the summer months, mostly building what’s called “an aerobic base.” There were two short races, the Carver 5 miler (37:25) in July and the Stroudfest...

Debt Weighs on You

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

The simple formula for getting faster is to lose weight and workout according to a training plan. Fifteen unnecessary pounds entering a marathon slows the runner as much as thirty seconds per mile, adding thirteen minutes to the finishing time. The simple formula for...

Four Ways to Handle Your Future Long-Term Care Expenses

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Half of us will need help with activities like bathing, dressing or eating sometime in our futures; the rest of us will die before needing such Long Term Care (LTC). With at least a 50% chance of needing LTC, it is important to have a plan for obtaining the care...

Running & Training Update

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

When I was younger, I could do a hard workout on a Saturday morning and still tackle a DIY project or make a good appearance at a family event. Heck, we went folk dancing the night I ran my Boston Marathon qualifying race. Not so ten years later, so I’ve decided that...

Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

By Nate Jackson

As Marshawn Lynch so eloquently put it, “football is a team sport”. I thought it would be interesting to read the biography of someone who had a successful NFL career but never attained celebrity status. While I’ve never been a big Denver Broncos...