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Managing Assets

In the last issue, we saw that laying the foundation for financial freedom requires discipline, but it’s not overly complex. As Jeff Hall with Rather & Kittrell Capital Management said, “A well-run 401k plan that has good oversight and

Financial Wellness

Charting the Course to Financial Freedom By Jon Hersey One of my resolutions for 2019—and perhaps one of yours—is to establish a long-term financial plan and get situated for greater independence down the road. So, throughout the

Security

Making the Right Decisions By: Jon Hersey After my parents’ home in New Hampshire was robbed on Christmas Eve of 2016, my mom didn’t feel safe there. They had thought about retiring in Tennessee, and now that plan seemed like an even

Security

My friend Derek Magill had a very different introduction to firearms than most people. “My father runs glockstore.com, the world’s largest Glock handgun and parts manufacturer and distributor,” he says. “I grew up around guns—they were…

Security

Knoxville may not be Gotham City, but serious threats lurk nonetheless. As an extreme example, in 2007 Channon Christian, a 21-year-old UT senior, and Christopher Newsom, her 23-year-old boyfriend, were carjacked, abducted, and brutally…

Living with Lyme

Lyme disease has completely changed the way my wife and I live. May 2018 marked two years since she contracted it in Oakdale, TN. It was the first time she’d ever been camping, and it’s likely to have been her last. “We had sprayed our tent…

Security

The obvious place to start when considering your security is with your physical property. This might be your apartment or home. It might also include your business or the church or other community organization you volunteer at. Wherever you…

Security in an Insecure World

I felt sick when I saw my mom’s helpless look. She was in my living room, on the phone with my sister. My sister was back in New Hampshire checking on my parents’ house while they were here in Knoxville visiting me. I was having a beer with…

East Tennessee Underground

Led on by clues pointing him toward interesting species of cave dwellers, Nick Gladstone got separated from the rest of his party. Then he stepped on the wrong rock. “I guess I didn’t test it as well as I should have,” he admits. The rock…

Choosing Assisted Living

In the 1970’s, what were then known as nursing homes gained a notorious reputation for extinguishing the personal dignity of residents. Keren Brown Wilson, whose mother would soon be considering her senior care options, came to the…