Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Leaves Are Red

The Leaves Are Red

Happy October to you. I hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying this wonderful month. For every sun-warmed 60-degree day we experience, we know that November is lurking nearby…and in Chicago, it will soon bring on its infamous three: Wet, Dark, and Cold (sadly, these often occur on the same day). Don’t […]

Source of Large Deposit

Source of Large Deposit

For the last month, the biggest part of my job has been asking that my clients provide “a short note explaining” and “documentation of” a deposit in their checking account that exceeds $1,000. In nearly every case this has proved to be more than a nuisance and has, in one recent example, caused a rift […]

Rates So Low, You'll Scream

Rates So Low, You’ll Scream

It’s hard to believe that our hot, humid upper Midwestern summer is over. I spent the summer training for the Lakefront Marathon (which I ran yesterday in Milwaukee) and there were days when I reminded myself that summer isn’t the worst season…it only feels that way when you’re running. I ran races on back-to-back, 90+ […]