Are we afraid to die?

A little while back, I had a nightmare.

I dreamed that I was wanted by the police for something I didn’t do. I didn’t fully understand what was going on, but to protect my family, I had to go into hiding alone. I had to completely disappear.

So I lived in the woods. I wasn’t sure how much time had passed. It didn’t seem like too long – maybe a month [. . .]


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  • The Rule of 55

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  • Alternatives to Traditional Retirement

    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain Too often, we think of retirement as one-size-fits-all. We think “traditional” retirement is the only option – that you go to work every morning for 40 years, and then, one day, you quit. But what if…


About Me

Hi, I’m Jacob

I’m a Christ-follower striving to help people find their purpose and take hold of it.

I’m a commission-free financial planner with Core Planning, and I specialize in meaningful retirement planning for Christian families.

I graduated from Harding University with a degree in Computer Science, and I’m currently enrolled in the Boston Institute of Finance.

My wife, Caitlin, and I live in Bella Vista, AR with our perfect baby girl, Nora.

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