- “Become friends with the right people. Some people come to college to party, not to learn. They will bring you down with them. Don’t get caught up in the wrong crowd. Some people will lead you in the wrong direction. Don’t follow them.”
- “Choose your friends carefully. Find some friends that will keep you on track. Create study groups to stay on top of things in class. Three brains are better than one.”
- Devotion to learning;
- Smart decision-making; and
- Ability to be successful in his or her chosen field.
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.