In the last week or so, there has been a lot of hype surrounding my affiliation with the Financial Fiduciaries Team. I have to say that I am not used to this kind of grandeur and attention. But with that in mind, I wanted to take the time in this blog post to formally introduce myself.
As the title of this blog suggests, my name is Charlie McCullough. And despite my less than human appearance, I am just a regular guy. I have life issues just like anyone else, and I have a lot of questions and concerns regarding current and future financial decisions. But thankfully, I have the team at Financial Fiduciaries to help guide me through those decisions and assist me in developing a portfolio and plan that will allow me to reach my financial goals. And, because the Financial Fiduciaries team is fee only, I know that the advice they are giving me is in my best interest rather than to help them reach their commission goals (that’s because they don’t work on a commission structure!).
So now for a little bit about me… My formal name is Charles Philip McCullough, although my friends call me Charlie or Chuck. I am a manager at a mutual insurance company. I love football (GO PACK, GO), hunting and just about anything related to the outdoors. I also love spending quality time with my family. I am married to a wonderful woman named Lisa (pictured here with me); she is a family practice doctor. Lisa and I have one daughter, Ava, who is four years old. In addition to Ava, I have two other children with my first wife, Margo. Sheldon (20) is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Callie (17) is a junior in High School, and is just starting to make her college plans.
In addition to Ava and my wife, my parents, Donald and Janice also live with us. They are retired and help us care for Ava during the work week. Right now they are pretty mobile, however, I know a day will come when Lisa and I will need to make some tough decisions regarding their care.
As you can see, I have a pretty full and complicated life. I look forward to sharing our story through postings on this blog. I am sure you will find that we have a lot in common and share many of the same concerns, dreams and aspirations. Please feel free to add comments or questions to my blog posts. I would be happy to get input from my advisors and Financial Fiduciaries to help you with your questions as well. Looking forward to taking this journey with all of you!