Spring is arriving a little early to Minneapolis this year, bringing fun and optimism as we start to embrace spending more time outside. We were fortunate to have a relatively short and mild winter this year but we have now officially entered the time of year for bike rides, walks, and re-connecting with neighbors. The changing of the seasons is a friendly reminder to take stock of a lot of things in life, happily (for me at least) saying farewell to winter while welcoming what's next. It's also an opportunity for the traditional Spring Cleaning which I seem to look forward to more than my kids who would almost prefer to do extra homework than try on summer clothes to see if anything from last year still fits their growing bodies. Spring is a great time of year to review your finances and prepare for the year ahead. It has also become an exciting time for our team as we prepare to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of founding Flourish Wealth Management on April 16th. In honor of the mixed themes of renewal and reflection, we are presenting a series of articles that should provide some additional perspective to the investment and planning process.