Monthly Archives: June 2011
Christian is a network administrator and software developer for Maplegrove Partners LLC, where he writes software in C# programming language and designs ASP.NET websites and web applications. Currently residing in New York, Christian continues to help small businesses and developer/enthusiast communities while maintaining his own websites including http://bios-mods.com. A Windows Home Server enthusiast since its release, Christian has been active in supporting the community and releasing WHS Addins.
In his spare time, Christian enjoys playing his violin, and pursuing his academic endeavors. He recently accepted a summer internship as a software developer at NASA Langley Research Center, working in the Information Management Branch. His philosophy, don’t let age hold you back from achieving more.
Andrew founded Guide Rock Capital Management, Inc. after several years of leadership in the financial services field with Gallup Federal Credit Union. The mission and purpose of Guide Rock is a product of Andrew’s customer service orientation and unique business experience as an entrepreneur. He is responsible for comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services at Guide Rock Capital as well as consumer lending and asset management at Gallup FCU. Andrew holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. You can read his weekly blog atwww.gallupfcu.blogspot.com and learn more about Guide Rock at www.guiderockcapital.com. Andrew lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife Liz.
Insurance is often discussed as something that is complicated and difficult to understand… Let’s fix that!
Remember what insurance is for: Risk Transfer!
When you think about the things you could insure, several things might come to mind: Home, auto, life, and personal property. There are different types of risk associated with each of these.
Some risk you might want to:
· Retain (the risk is infrequent in occurrence and minimal in scope)
· Avoid (the risk is frequent in occurrence and the significant in scope) – ex. lifestyle choices such as smoking that leads to premature death
· Transfer ( the risk is infrequent in occurrence but significant in scope) – ex. Death of a loved one.
When you buy insurance you are transferring the risk to the insurance company!
When you buy insurance remember the risk you are trying to transfer and the dollar value of that risk
· Your annual premiums should be less than the risk value for it to make sense!
· It has to be an actual risk for you to want to transfer it.
What are the most important insurance policies that most people should have?
Jim and Gordon record a live show at the Home Server Show Meetup in Wisconsin, and has a chat with some of regulars from the show, including Christian, Bill, Mike and Rich.
The guys discuss the experience of being remote to the Meetup, for those of us who couldn’t make it, as well as some of the equipment the folks who attended bought along with them, and the advantages of being able to see and touch the hardware that is regularly discussed on the Home Server Show podcast.
The guys have a bit of a round table chat about the why they would travel to attend a Meetup such as this, the things that folks might like to see when they were at such an event, as well as what can event like this can do to increase the “wife acceptance factor” of, and exposure to technology such as the Home Server that we find in the home.
Listen to the Podcast:
Gordon is a Technical Architect at Cargill Inc. in Minneapolis, MN where he works with a variety of different computer languages, integrations and applications. At home Gordon enjoys spending time with his family. When the house is quiet and all are sleeping Gordon enjoys learning about new technologies and working on creating a web application add-in for Windows Home Server 2011.
Growing up on an Angus Beef farm in South Dakota has taught Gordon to have a great work ethic and an ambitious life. During College Gordon worked as a carpenter and then on an Investment Wealth Management Team before moving to the Information Technology cosmos at Cargill Inc..