RunninRalph

Old Expansions and Old Runners

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

I don’t run as fast as I was able thirty years ago, and neither should we expect the economy to grow at the same rates it increased three decades ago. The current economic expansion could become the oldest in history if we avoid a recession before next July.1 In the...

Aftershokz TrekzAir Headset Review

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

I run a lot. All the running takes time, and for me it is almost always in the morning. To make good use of the time, I take my iPhone X and often get some work done. This effort requires a good set of headphones. I have tried several and like each of them for...

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...

A Glimpse into Focus

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Ralph and Mark both attended one of the most highly regarded conferences in the financial services industry, LPL Financial’s annual Focus, held this July in Boston. This is a big event. 7000 people make it happen. Ralph and Mark arrived a day early to serve on special...

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...

The Tipping Point

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Little things can make a big difference. It has been over a decade since I got my first Garmin Forerunner watch. These devices use the GPS satellites to track running workouts, then sync the completed activities to software making it easy to analyze. After finishing a...