To New Beginnings

A new baby is like the beginning of a lot of things in life - full of wonder, hope and a dream of possibilities. Desiree, Cayden, Gabriel and I are over the moon excited to have baby Lucas now a part of the family! He’s happy, he’s healthy, and he’s filled our hearts to the brim. I can’t wait to see where life with “My Three Sons” will lead (no, I don’t remember the show, but I’m familiar with the reference).

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Loans to Family Members: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Saying Yes



Sometimes those we love need financial help. Life can throw us curveballs and having friends and family to support us is a wonderful thing. But there’s a big difference between picking up the tab at dinner and writing a check for thousands upon thousands of dollars.

So, if you choose to help someone out with your money, consider the following:

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We Need "Unplugging" Vacations

I read an article last week that states “24 percent of workers check work email during activities with family and friends.”1 I am guilty, as charged. It also states, “42 percent say [work] is the first thing they think about when they wake up.”1 Again, guilty.

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Happy Father’s Day

New dads, old dads, granddads, dads-in-law, stepdads, serious dads, goofball dads, uncles that take on the roles of dads…There must be a million fatherly types out there, and without a doubt, there are at least that many reasons to honor them on Father’s Day.

I’ve got an awesome dad, both a teacher (literally) and a friend. I try to emulate him in as many ways as possible so that my boys will say the same of me in the years to come.

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The Staycation Summer

With a one year old and a six-year old (almost seven) with seemingly endless amounts of energy, long drives to vacation destinations are out of the question for the Haas Family this summer. Instead, we are making it the summer of “Staycations!”

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