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Archive for January 2015

Hospital-patient-in-bed-jpgA few weeks ago, I got a call from a client of mine. She told me with great sadness in her voice that her husband just passed away unexpectedly.

Without much thought to my schedule, I told her I would visit her on Friday, a mere three days away. During the next two days, I moved my appointments around to clear up a whole day, and then I booked a round trip ticket and a rental car.

On Friday, I set out early on the trip and got to her place by noon. When I met her, I saw a middle-aged woman in deep grief and distress. I couldn’t help but give her a big hug, and she wept on my shoulder for a while.

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Michael Zhuang is principal of MZ Capital, a fee-only independent advisory firm based in Washington, DC.


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