Welcome to the 11-22-2017 update from your Pocono Summit Certified Financial Planner and retirement planner, Mike Savage. Today, Mike talks about the importance of being thankful for good health and good financial standing.

This is a short week and a short article. Many times I try to put information out that I think is important for all of us to know that is not being reported or being grossly under-reported in our main stream media. Many look at my writings as negative. However, I would counter that my articles are a reflection of the true states of the major financial markets as I see it, after reading far deeper than what is being reported on the financial game shows.

That being said, many of those that read my articles have been very fortunate. I will bet that most of those reading this right now have more financial assets than most. Hopefully, your health is good and your families are healthy- whether or not you can all be together or not.

The fact is that I believe the coming turmoil that I am expecting will actually be one of the greatest chances any of us will have to create lasting wealth if we are positioned correctly.

In the meantime we are still living in times that are truly interesting where medical advances are making life better for many. Technology is making life more exciting and easier for many. We can keep in touch with Facetime or Skype with those that we love who are thousands of miles away in some instances. I can watch my grandkids grow up from hundreds of miles away. It is not the same as being there but it makes the separation a lot easier.

Certainly there is no lack of problems besetting our country right now. I expect, however, that as we have always seemed to do in the past, we will figure out the answers in due time.

My opinion is that what you put out into the world- good or bad- will return to you many times over. That is why I believe it is better to compliment than criticize, it’s better to wish people well rather than ill and it is better to forgive than seek vengeance.

I hope that this note finds all of my associates, clients, friends and family in good health and thankful for all of the gifts we have all received throughout the last 12 months.

I wish you all the best as we kick off the holiday season.

My favorite holiday is upon us and I would like to wish EVERYONE a Happy Thanksgiving!