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The Office, Giving and Gratitude

The holidays are coming, and I am reminded of the popular television series “The Office. In one episode, Michael Scott dropped an IPod into the Secret Santa pool, landing amongst packs of gum and pocket combs. Next, Creed tossed in an old shirt. The extremes wreaked havoc over the holiday spirit, and I recall that liquid kinds of spirits were used to save the mood (and the show).

In another holiday moment on the show, Creed swooped down to withdraw, rather than deposit a gift in the office Toys for Tots bin. These shows made us chuckle and illustrated that the holidays can be pressure packed because of expenses and expectations.

On Saturday’s Secured Retirement Radio show, Joe Lucey and Derek Fautsch framed a few ideas for charitable giving this season through resources that have accumulated and that can share with others.

It can be said that there is no such thing as a bad gift, and providing one is its’ reward. Charity can also be a way for any of us to say thanks for favors past and present, and a way to pay it forward.  Here’s to putting the thanks back in Thanksgiving!  To listen to the Podcast click here.

For a complimentary 3 Step Review on retirement resources and effective gift giving call us at Secured Retirement Advisors. 952-460-3260.


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Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Retirement Planner

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. He and his family are avid travelers in their free time. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker, and describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing.