Retirement Resources President and Investment Advisor, David Boike sheds a different light on the giving season that could be good for the environment as well as the long-term well-being of the family that takes his ideas to heart.
Auburn Hills, MI — December 18, 2018— David Boike, President of Retirement Resources and co-author of The Ultimate Success Guide with Brian Tracy, published a new article on the company website entitled, “Tis The Giving Season,” in which Mr. Boike establishes the truth behind the often-used expression when one receives a gift they don’t like or find useful, “it’s the thought that counts.”
Boike writes, “I love the holiday season. This time of year seems to bring out the best in everyone.” He continues adding, “Everyone seems to sparkle with love and joy. Family, friends, colleague and clients join together in a spirit of celebration. And, this is the one season of the year that’s all about giving. Giving to charities, to family and friends. Giving to colleagues and clients. Giving, giving, giving of the abundance of life.’
“With all this giving,” Boike muses, “does anyone think seriously about where all the gifts that are given will end up?” He answers his own question saying, “Just about nobody.” He further elaborates, “Giving is expected. And we have come to say, “it’s the thought that counts.” Of course, everyone hopes that some real thought goes into each gift and that they’ll receive something they love and can use from everyone. But that rarely happens.” According to Boike, “In fact, as reported by money.cnn.com, according to Optoro, a tech company that helps major retailers manage their returns, $90 billion worth of goods are returned during the holiday season. And 5 billion pounds of returned items end up in landfills.” https://money.cnn.com/2017/12/26/news/retail-returns-landfill/index.html
As Boike points out, “Not only does this have an adverse effect on our economy, think of what it does to the environment.” He adds, “I think it’s time to re-think this giving season.”
“Everyone loves to see packages “tied up with strings,” colorful paper and ribbons under the glittering tree,” says Boike “But,” he adds, “considering all the regifting and returning of items that happens during this season, I’d like to propose a different kind of gift-giving to those closest to you.” Boike states, “I love giving those closest to me the gift of well-organized financial affairs”.
Read the entire article at https://www.theretirementresource.org/single-post/2018/12/18/Tis-The-Giving-Season
About David Boike
David is a well-known financial educator, co-author of The Ultimate Success Guide with Brian Tracy, author of High Tide and contributing author of 21st Century Wealth. For over 30 years, Dave has been teaching investors age 55+ how to preserve their assets, increase their income, and reduce income taxes. He has taught Retirement Planning Classes at Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College.
For over 4 years, David was featured on NBC25 every weeknight at 6PM, discussing the daily market wrap-up. Many area retirees have used David's advice to enjoy a financially independent retirement.
David is a Chartered Financial Consultant, a designation awarded only to the most experienced advisors who have completed a 10-course program of study, through the American College in Pennsylvania, focusing on Tax, Investment, Risk Management, Retirement and Estate Planning. He is an approved Member of the International Association of Registered Financial Planners, the Society of Financial Service Professionals. As a strong advocate of education, Dave recently spoke at The Michigan Association of CPA’s and is teaching a class at Oakland Community College.
David’s latest book, High Tide, A Practical Guide for Affluent Retirees to Protect, Profit and Prosper from the Coming Storm, talks specifically on the important challenges retirees are facing today and some new cutting-edge solutions to address those challenges. He teaches you in this easy to read book how to take the steps necessary to achieve your successful retirement.
David is Managing Member and Chief Compliance Officer of Retirement Resources, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Every year, since 2011, Retirement Resources has been awarded the 5 Star Wealth Manager of Michigan, which is only given to the top 7% of advisory firms.