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Monday, April 8, 2024

I am very happy to announce that SDA Wealth Strategies (SDA) chose Commonwealth Financial Network (Commonwealth) as its firm partner, officially launching the partnership on November 3, 2023. We took the necessary time to ensure a...

Thursday, March 14, 2024

In life, understanding your "why" can be a powerful tool. It matters and can have immense ripple effects! Afterall, it is part of everyone’s life and career stories. Knowing your motivations and values can...

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

2023 brought many changes both personally and professionally. I’ll have all of 2024 to focus on the latter, so let me take the time to tell you about the personal. Gena and I were married on Thanksgiving Eve. There’s more...

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Half of the people going through a divorce will be on the receiving end of this message, but the other half are the bearers of this incredibly bad news.  Let’s start with what NOT to do!  Many people really blow it....

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

I remember when I made the decision to finally end my marriage. I was terrified of being alone. I felt responsible for all the people in my life, from my three children to my in-laws and extended family, whom I deeply loved, to my...

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

We all hear the saying that often can sound cliche “if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.” How do we really know what is meant to be in our personal or professional lives - if this is the path for me?...

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Movies, tv shows, songs, hallmark cards, billboards - what doesn’t talk about second chances? Everyone loves a good second act or redemption story. Webster’s dictionary defines Second Chance as an opportunity to try...

Friday, November 18, 2022

We spend so much time trying to select cool nature backgrounds for Zoom and far less time exploring nature. The hustle and bustle of everyday lives, smartphone scrolling and everything in-between can get in the way of us, as the...

Friday, July 22, 2022

The decision to get a divorce or not is difficult to say the least. And once that choice is made, it doesn’t get easier for any party — especially if there are children involved and/or one spouse is not onboard. There are...

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Lost. Scared. Lonely. Shaken. Sad. Angry. Bitter. Relieved. Hopeful. These are just some of the stops along the emotional roller coaster that is divorce. It’s not anything that anyone should have to endure alone. Now that Divorce...

Friday, May 6, 2022

We throw out lines like “you could get hit by a bus tomorrow” fairly frequently as matter of fact. We rarely take anything seriously about leaving for work or anywhere really and not returning home that day or ever again...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Life is challenging. That assessment, quite the grandest understatement ever me thinks, is relatable to all and arguably no one more than Tiger Woods, who after the highest of highs reached a series of lows off the golf course,...

Friday, March 18, 2022

Before we jump right in, tell us a little about yourself… I was raised in rural Sullivan County, N.Y., a region of the Catskill Mountains once known as the “Borscht Belt.”   It’s a beautiful area with a...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sure, they’re finally talking but the mentality most baseball fans seem to feel is– “shut up and play ball!”  Major League Baseball owners locked out its players way back on Dec. 2 of last year. Spring...

Saturday, February 19, 2022

You can never prepare yourself for your spouse or partner’s death. Their passing leads to a period of unimaginable grief, and that’s obviously a huge understatement. Unfortunately, as anyone coping with the loss of a loved...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Even though the world around us is chaotic – to paraphrase Lin-Manuel Miranda – you can’t “throw away your shot.”  So even though there’s so much noise, it’s very important to hear the...

Friday, December 17, 2021

In the immortal words of Alanis Morrisette, “you live, you learn.”  OK, someone else said it first, but it’s true.  We’ve been amid this pandemic for what feels like exactly 32 years, and we’re...

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Relationships are imperative to our very existence and well-being.  Whether it’s romantic, business, or friendship, it’s essential. For me, it’s everything. The SDA in SDA Wealth Strategies is an anagram of...

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

When you are going through a divorce it is normal to feel as if you are “off your game” and experience something we call, brain fog! It doesn’t matter how many professional degrees you have next to your name or what...

Friday, April 10, 2020

We saw it in reports and movies, but mostly ignored it. “It can’t happen to us.”  Even when it started in China- how much did we really believe it would come here.  There will be a time when the...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

No one marries expecting to divorce, yet nationally nearly half of all marriages end in divorce.  Divorce is often a traumatic time for all involved, but with the right planning it can be a little less painful...