- Where do you live?
- What work do you do?
- What would your colleagues at work say about you?
- How much do you make?
- What activities, if any, are you taking to continue to improve yourself?
- What relationships do you possess with others? What is the depth of those relationships?
- What do you do to sustain and strengthen those relationships?
- What activities do you participate in for pleasure?
- If your family and friends were to describe you, what would they say about you, your personal traits and habits, and ethics or morals?
- “What he sought, he acquired. What he loved, he cherished. What he had, he gave to others. As he departs, what he leaves behind is better.”
- “She dreamed of a better world, and assisted others in a quest to make it possible. Through instruction in truths, and through leadership in observing sound principles which guide our lives, she inspired others.”
- “He found his path to success, for he found ways to serve his family, his friends, his clients, and mankind. He believed in truth, justice, and peace. He embraced compassion and understanding. In his own quiet way, he treasured and loved us all.”
- “At rare intervals there appears among us a person whose virtues are so manifest to all, who has such a capacity for relating to every sort of human being, who so subordinates her own ego's drives to the concerns of others, who lives her whole life in harmony with the world around her, that she is revered and loved by all who know her.”
Dr. Ron A. Rhoades is an Asst. Professor of Finance at Western Kentucky University's Gordon Ford College of Business, where he chairs the (B.S. Finance) Financial Planning Program. An innovative, passionate teacher, he is the author of Choose to Succeed in College and in Life: Continously Improve, Persevere, and Enjoy the Journey (2014), from which many of these blog posts are derived.
Dr. Rhoades also serves as a consultant to the Garrett Planning Network, a nationwide network of independent, Fee-Only financial planners making competent, objective financial advice accessible to all people. He is the author of several books, dozens of articles, and he is a frequent speaker at financial planning and investments conferences. He is the recipient of many awards for his advocacy on behalf of the fiduciary standard. Dr. Rhoades is also a member of The Florida Bar, and he practices estate planning and transfer taxation for select current clients.
Dr. Rhoades and his wife, Cathy, reside in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
To contact Dr. Rhoades, please e-mail: WKUBear@gmail.com.