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Retirement Resources President, Dave Boike, Reveals The History Of The Dog Days Of Summer And Sugges

Retirement Resources President and Investment Advisor, Dave Boike, gives a brief overview of how the Dog Days of Summer got the name and suggests staying inside out of the sweltering heat to review financial plans and goals.

Auburn Hills, MI — August 16, 2019— Dave Boike, President of Retirement Resources and co-author of The Ultimate Success Guide with Brian Tracy published a new blog post on the company website entitled, “Put The Dog Days Of Summer To Good Use,” in which Mr. Boike suggests a review of financial plans and goals.

Boike writes, “For those of you who don’t know, the Dog Days of Summer refer to the hottest days of the year between mid-July to late August.” He further elaborates, “They get their name from the Greeks and Romans who were inspired by the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the Canis Major constellation. According to Wikipedia, “This period of time was historically connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs and bad luck.” “More recently,” says Boike, “it simply refers to the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the summer.”

According to Boike, “We are without question in the Dog Days of Summer.” He continues, “During this, the hottest, most lethargic time of the year, with mid-day scorching temperatures it may be more productive to stay indoors, relax and review your financial goals and plans.”

“For instance,” he asks, “how’s your emergency fund? Have you had to draw on it recently? If so, have you refunded it?” He goes on to add, “If not, you can make a plan to restock so you are secure for any other emergency that may arise.”

Read the entire blog post at

About Dave Boike

Dave 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, Dave was featured on NBC25 every weeknight at 6PM, discussing the daily market wrap-up. Many area retirees have used Dave’s advice to enjoy a financially independent retirement.

Dave 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.

Dave’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.

Dave 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.

This content is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The information, analysis and opinions expressed herein reflect our judgment as of the date of writing and are subject to change at any time without notice. They are not intended to constitute legal, tax, securities or investment advice or a recommended course of action in any given situation. All investments carry a certain risk and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Information obtained from third party resources is believed to be reliable but not guaranteed. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


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