Buddy The Trash Picker

By Tom Morrone, CFP ®, CPA

The life of a dog owner can at a moment's notice have an unexpected curve ball thrown at you any time. About 97% of the time, Buddy is a great dog with a wonderful personality and is an absolute pleasure to have as a pet.

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Team Favorite-Restaurants

By Paul Morrone, CFP ®, CPA, MSA

We are very fortunate here in New Haven to have such a wide variety of great restaurants. Whether it's eating wings at Archie Moores, grabbing a pizza at Sally's on Wooster Street, having a romantic dinner at Union League Café or enjoying some of the great ethnic food that the city has to offer, you really can't go wrong.

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Where Is My Cell Phone?

By Tom Morrone, CFP ®, CPA

I think it is fair to say that most people at one time or another have misplaced their cell phone and have uttered the phrase "where is my cell phone?" The next series of events usually includes retracing your steps and thinking of the most logical place where your cell phone would be.

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March Madness

By Tom Morrone, CFP ®, CPA

Each year the NCAA college basketball tournament games leading to the national championship game, for both the men and women, has been so correctly named March Madness. The process of determining who makes it to the 64 team brackets of play into itself has some madness associated to it as well.

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Shoveling Snow

By Tom Morrone, CFP®, CPA 

One of my least favorite things to do is shoveling snow. Even when I was younger, much younger, shoveling snow ranked along with having a cavity filled at the dentist. Come to think of it that is about where it still ranks and actually now ranks right around having a colonoscopy. This feeling comes from a cross between the physical excursion and strain on the back and muscles coupled with my hatred with the cold weather.

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Team Favorite-Comedy

They say laughter is the best medicine, and it’s hard to disagree with that at times.  Whether it’s your favorite sitcom, a movie that you can watch over and over, or a stand-up routine that nearly puts you in tears, having a good laugh can make even the worst of days that much more tolerable. You could make a solid argument that some of the biggest names in comedy set the precedent for the modern sitcom as reruns of some of the most iconic shows from the 90’s continue to entertain millions of people on a daily basis.

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Team Favorite Fall Activity

The transition of seasons flies by all too quickly, but for many (myself included) this phenomenon is one of the many things that gives New England its charm. Southern transplants always say that the one thing they miss about living up north is the change in the seasons (aside from family, friends and their doctors, of course), and I totally understand why. It’s the greens, blues and purples of the spring bloom break the winter monotony of whites and grays.

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Cooking Adventures With Blue Apron

Jill and I face the same problem that most people face: deciding what to have for dinner and planning meals for the week. For us, this ritual occurs on Sunday when Jill takes out her phone to make a shopping list for the week and asks the inevitable question “What do you want to eat this week?”  Now at this point in time food for the week is arguably the last thing on my mind (shocking, I know) as it’s likely somewhere around 3:30pm when the 4th quarter of all the 1 o’clock football games is beginning.

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Team's Favorite: Vineyard

Connecticut isn’t necessarily known for its wineries, but there are a few of local gems that are as beautiful as they are unique. Definitely not as refined as Napa valley, CT wineries have a blue collar feel that makes them really fun places to visit, especially when there is some nice weather.

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