I'm not big into TV. Sure, it's there, but it's only purpose is to screen classic movies, Buffalo Bills games and the occasional Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. Of course, every now and then some channel will offer an enticing special. For me, "enticing" usually involves at least one of these three components: Any Beatle (living or dead), old time northeastern railroading or William Shatner.

Lately, I've found these things most often on Saturday Night Live or The Comedy Channel. But this past weekend, my local PBS station showcased the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour as never seen before, at least by me. I was so excited, I turned the channel on a full 10minutes before the start of the movie. That was a mistake.

As (bad) luck would have it, I was honored to witness the final few minutes of some financial advice show. At least I think it was financial advice. I'm pretty sure it wasn't local – it had that antiseptic, syndicated feel to it.

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Christopher Carosa

Chris Carosa has been writing a weekly article and monthly column for BenefitsPRO online and BenefitsPRO Magazine since 2011 and is a nationally recognized award-winning writer, researcher and speaker. He’s written seven books, including From Cradle to Retire: The Child IRA; Hey! What’s My Number? – How to Increase the Odds You Will Retire in Comfort; A Pizza The Action: Everything I Ever Learned About Business I Learned By Working in a Pizza Stand at the Erie County Fair; and the widely acclaimed 401(k) Fiduciary Solutions. Carosa is also Chief Contributing Editor of the authoritative trade journal FiduciaryNews.com and publisher of the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel, a weekly community newspaper he founded in 1989. Currently serving as President of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and with more than 1,000 articles published in various publications, he appears regularly in the national media. A “parallel” entrepreneur, he actively runs a handful of businesses, including a small boutique investment adviser, providing hands-on experience for his writing. A trained astrophysicist, he also holds an MBA and has been designated a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. Share your thoughts and story ideas with him through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/christophercarosa/)and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ChrisCarosa).