Tom is a big advocate of education and helping people. That’s why he wrote “Life After School” to help young adults manage their way through all the daily challenges of life. Tom actively gives presentations in the local community on a wide variety of financial topics, fulfilling his commitment of helping people He moved from his roots in Western Massachusetts where he hated the long cold winters to sunny South Florida so he can enjoy his passions of tennis, golf and fishing.

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How About Trading in Your Garage for an Airplane Hangar?

Fly in Community

Ever dream of living on a lake or by the ocean or overlooking a golf course? Lots of people do. Want to be different? How about dreaming of living on an airport! Your own airport!

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Why You Should Attend Sun’n Fun

Why You Should Attend Sun'n Fun

The 45th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo will be held at the Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida from April 2 – 7 this year. I attended last year’s event and I had a blast. This is a huge event with plenty to see and do for at least 2 to 3 days. The great airshows alone are worth the price of admission. If you have just the slightest interest in aviation you don’t want to miss this show. It’s only a 3 hour drive from South Florida. But plan early as hotels in the area get filled up.

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Getting Serious About Retiring

A senior African American couple enjoy an evening on the town with ice cream

As I approach retirement I am looking at my finances and wondering when I should actually retire and will I have enough money to live on. Will I be financially comfortable in retirement? I believe when planning for retirement you should have two goals in mind.

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Thinking of becoming a pilot. Not sure? Take a “discovery flight.”

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Lots of individuals dream of flying but never actually take a serious look at it. Taking the courses necessary to become a licensed pilot are offered by numerous flight schools all over America. Many flight schools offer “discovery flights” where you can actually take a short flight with an instructor.

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Aviation Flying Clubs: What are they?

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Many aspiring pilots are concerned with not only the cost of earning a private pilot’s license but once they acquire it, if they will be able to afford to fly. Owning a plane or just renting a plane is a very expensive hobby.

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Ever dream of being a commercial pilot?

Flight instructor explaining instruments to future pilot.

If you have, now is probably the best time to take that dream seriously. There is a shortage of pilots now and the shortage will increase dramatically in the coming years.

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The Qs and As about Credit Scores

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What credit score should you really be striving for?

Most people have heard the old adage that the higher your credit score the better. We all know that a good credit score means lower rates when you want to obtain a loan on a car, mortgage and other large ticket item. The truth is that financial institutions use ranges to determine interest rates on a loan.

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