Posts by Philip O. Johnson, CFPⓇ

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes

I’m told that sunsets on Lake Powell are spectacular.  The rock cliffs turn red and the reflective water mirrors the pink and orange clouds overhead.  Houseboating there is peaceful and serene—a sanctuary from the stress of everyday life. Such was the case for my clients, Jim and Susie (not their real names).  In August of…

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I’m Handing You the Silver Platter

Several months ago, a client shared with me a conversation he had with his adult child.  “Everything has always been handed to you on a silver platter,” he told his daughter.  “Now I am giving you the silver platter.  Don’t expect any more.” My parents were children of the Great Depression, but they didn’t think…

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