The Perfect Summer

Posted 2017 Aug 18

Perfect Summer


The Perfect Summer

I received a catalog recently with this title. It made me wonder if this is a perfect summer and, what’s perfect? I am happy to report that I’ve had many perfect summers. In fact, I can’t think of any summers that haven’t been perfect.

I remember wonderful summers growing up in Chicago; almost daily trips to Rainbow Beach, root beer floats on the front porch, Cubs and White Sox games and endless bike riding, running through sprinklers, roller skating and playing until the street lights came on.

One summer I spent taking college classes. With a thank you to Dr. Gordy Taylor who challenged us in his Business Management class and with a lot of studying, I had my perfect GPA that semester.

The years & so many wonderful memories fly by. I think of all the fun and all the road trips with our sons, and now our trips to visit them in Colorado & Minnesota. Perfect summers indeed!

What’s your perfect summer? I hope you’ll have the same experience that I did when thinking back on your summers and what made them perfect. What great memories come flooding back to you?

My perfect summers and my memories are all mine. They are unique to me, just like yours are. It’s not about a right or wrong summer. It’s just how we define “the perfect summer” for ourselves.

I believe that’s how investing should be. We should have beautifully designed, custom built portfolios that are unique to each of us. You’re not a cookie cutter and neither am I. Why should our portfolios be?


We’re meant to enjoy our wealth that has been earned, preserved and perhaps passed down. Our investments should meet our wonderfully unique needs and wants, hopes and dreams and in our own unique time frames. How’s your portfolio matching up with you? Give me a call and let’s take a look.

Of course, we should expect a few rainy days in our summers & in our portfolios. Those are often the perfect opportunities to patiently wait out the storms with a good book on the porch.

It’s mid August now. Kids are heading off to college; school buses are running again, the days are getting shorter. Enjoy this winding down of summer. I hope 2017 is one of your perfect summers!