What a Difference a Day Makes!

This weekend is very special! As a peace time veteran I did have often considered myself lucky not to have served in combat. My job description and duties as a crew chief in Ch-53’s would have put me in the line of fire. I often think of my military service with a humble heart and say to myself “there but for the grace of god go I” when pondering on those currently in harms way.

What a difference a day makes huh! How about June 6, 1944 D Day, November 22, 1963 the day President Kennedy was assassinated or September 11, 2001? What would our world look like if these dates were not so eventful . It was March 28th 1982, I was sitting in my bunk in the barracks a 18 year old kid, 6 months into a 4 year term with the US Navy. It hit me for the first time “Oh my I am I the military” I may be up soon, my turn in the tower. What a difference that day has had on my life, it was like a mental transition from boy to man. I can only image what it would have been like for that 18 year old guy to hit a beach under fire. Thanks Vets!

We have all won the lottery being born in this great country. Enjoy your celebration this weekend because someone is on a watch tower, we can have some BBQ and kick some dirt with the people we love. Ain’t it great to be American! Check out this short video….Thanks Veterans!!!!


About Paul Nichols

Paul is the founder of Financial Abundance, a Registered Investor Advisory firm and EDI, an Estate Planning Firm with offices in State College and Lewisburg. He has been working with individuals, families and businesses for over twenty years, including many Fortune 500 companies. He has educated tens of thousands of people through seminars, workshops and various international speaking engagements where he shared the stage with many notable individuals such as Ronald Reagan, Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad), Mike Ditka, General Schwarzkopf, and Newt Gingrich to name a few.

In 2000, after many years of traveling to consult companies and individuals, Paul decided to relocate from Colorado to State College, PA (his wife’s hometown) to develop a local advisory firm.

Paul operates under the core belief that education plus understanding leads to clarity and confidence; resulting in peace of mind. He is a proud father of three and devoted husband of 20 plus years.

Some of Paul’s accomplishments:
Regular contributor to the Centre Daily Times, via the “It’s Your Money” blog
Featured in the movie Navigating the Fog of Investing
Regular contributor to Town & Gown as the publications Investor Coach
Host of the weekly iTunes Podcast, It’s Your Money
Member of the Western PA Better Business Bureau
Member of the Centre County Chamber of Business and Industry