I don’t fly. I drive. That’s why I try to keep all my speakingappointments within a one-day’s drive from my galacticheadquarters. Sure, I’ll go to the coast, but only by train (whichI’ve done three times). Still, I prefer to drive. It’s relaxing.It’s dependable. And it gives me a chance to get a better feel forthis great country of ours.

Recently I had the opportunity to take a long stretch of I-90.In between all the Trump signs (including many home-made ones) andall the Bernie bumper stickers (yes, this was in September, wellafter Primary season), I surfed the radio dial. Now, I’m quiteunlucky when it comes to picking radio stations. It seems like allI can get are commercials. Give me music. Give me talk. Just don’tgive me commercials.

But this time the commercials revealed an unexpecteddiscovery.

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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).