Retirement Resources President and Investment Advisor, Dave Boike writes about the importance of good relationships to mental health and encourages activities that will strengthen and maintain close relationships when travel and other typical gatherings are no longer options.
Auburn Hills, MI — August 20, 2020— Dave 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, “Discover Ways To Invest In Your Relationships Through The Pandemic.” Mr. Boike acknowledges the frustration of not being able to go about life as usual.
Boike points out, “In the old days – circa 2019 – it used to be that many families headed out for a long-awaited vacation in early August before the new school year started. Well, as we all know,” he adds, “that was then, this is now. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is as it once was. The exotic trips you might have been saving for and looking forward to all year, have been put on the back burner for the immediate and possibly long-range future. Summer barbeques with friends and family have also been put on hold indefinitely, as have celebrations of all kinds, including weddings, funerals and welcoming new babies onto this planet!”
According to Boike, “Vacations and get togethers have been the glue that bonds friends and families together in shared experiences and now that has all come to a screeching halt.” He emphasizes, “I think it’s fairly obvious that this is beginning to take a toll on everyone’s mental health.”
“It’s a well-known fact,” writes Boike, “that our mental health is intimately tied into our relationships with others. Prolonged or chronic loneliness is toxic. (Think about the fact that isolation has historically been used as a form of torture.) And according to some mental health experts, it is also well-known that good relationships protect our mental health and wellbeing at any stage of life. It has been shown that typically, those who are more socially connected are happier, physically healthier and live longer.”
Boike claims that, “What’s becoming most important now is finding ways to not only maintain, but also strengthen relationships with close friends and family. We have to start looking for new ways to invest in our relationships and it is becoming more apparent as we navigate through this pandemic how important our investment in our relationships are.”
Read the entire article at https://www.theretirementresource.org/single-post/2020/08/17/Discover-Ways-To-Invest-In-Your-Relationships-Through-The-Pandemic
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.