Monday, March 31, 2008

Certified Financial Planner Program

Hello faithful readers of The Wisdom of Dre. A few weeks back, I began an online program with Florida State University to complete the education requirement to become a Certified Financial Planner. The course work should take a little over a year and I will then be eligible to take the CFP board examine. Obtaining the CFP designation is approximately on par with the professional designation of being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Long term, my goal is to get into financial planning/advising/counseling as a profession so this is a step in that direction. If you ever have any financial types of questions, please feel free to throw them my way as I really enjoy this type of thing.

Other than knowing about this new endeavor, this affects you by the possible reduction in frequency of posts. I still maintain a goal of one post per week but the volume of reading required by the program is proving fairly ginormous and may slow down the amount of wisdom, fun, musings, and miscellaneous pursuits seen here. Keep checking back though, I plan to be in action with relative frequency.

Friday, March 21, 2008

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For example,
is a very long and unwieldy address at 96 characters. By using tinyurl, I now have the address of only 25 characters, which will take me to the exact same ending website.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Westport St. Patrick's Day Run

Today I shot some pictures for the Star's Community Faces at the Westport St. Patrick's Day 4 mile run. Approximately 3,000 runners this windy Saturday morning. The main race was followed by a kids fun run. There were runners from age 1 to 88 involved in the event which also included an appearance by a leprechaun. Click on the link in the CF section for more photos.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

"A hound dog can't chase but one rabbit at a time" John Bichelmeyer (butcher)

Monday, March 03, 2008

Upward Basketball

Saturday, I took pictures for Upward Basketball at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. For those unaware of how the program works, it provides a great way for kids to learn basic basketball skills as well as hear about Christ. The games are structured so that every kid on the team should get equal playing time. This was also an assignment for Community Faces and the link is posted in the CF section to the right. Be sure to check it out for more pictures.

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