Retirement Resources President and Investment Advisor, Dave Boike acknowledges the exceedingly stressful times and offers statistics and uplifting quotes to help readers alleviate stress.
Auburn Hills, MI — November 18, 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, “And So We Give Thanks,” in which Mr. Boike expresses thanks on behalf of his firm and shares interesting statistics.
Boike begins by sharing a quote from the thirteenth-century theologian and mystic, Meister Eckhart who said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” He goes on to add, “I love the Meister Eckhart quote above. This is one of the reasons Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is about the one saving grace everyone can easily access” Boike continues, “During this particularly stressful year it is comforting to know that saying “thank you” is enough to lift us above all the fears we may be facing whether due to COVID-19 or any other stressful situation.”
As Boike points out, “It is virtually impossible not to feel some degree of stress in the face of all that is happening this year.” He writes, “I just read that the American Psychological Association found in a recent survey that, “68% of adults surveyed say the 2020 election is a significant source of stress in their life – up from 52% in 2016. Across the board, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents are significantly stressed. And Black adults had an even greater increase in stress from the election, from 46% in 2016 to 71% in 2020.” https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2020/10/election-stress
“Perhaps you lost someone to COVID-19 this year,” says Boike, continuing, “Maybe your kids missed out on graduation ceremonies from college or high school. Maybe your child’s big wedding got postponed. Maybe you are concerned about the environment or racial tensions in this country.” Boike goes on to write, “This year seems to have produced more stressful circumstances than usual. Despite the stressors, if you can find things that make you feel grateful, you’re bound to feel better.”
Boike goes on to say, “In an article from Harvard Business Review, I read, “Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. We’re happier when we’re grateful. During a crisis, taking the time to thank others is vital to dampen loneliness, amp up social connections, and generate generosity. Yet, while the benefits of gratitude are widely acknowledged, we feel thankful a lot more often than we express it — and it seems to be least often expressed at work.” https://hbr.org/2020/05/in-times-of-crisis-a-little-thanks-goes-a-long-way
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.