Retiring With a Healthy Body


Plan for the future by focusing on your health today, this article offers 5 steps on improving your physical health.  The topics include the following:

  • Move your body
  • Maintain your fitness
  • Assess your equipment
  • Prioritize your rest
  • Protect your hearing

Managing Police Stress

“Officers must accept that stress is taking a toll on their lives so they can take steps to mediate and reduce the adverse effects it has on them and their families.” 

The below link offers insight on how police officers can manage stress from the job, promoting healthy professional and personal relationships.  The following topics are discussed in the link:

  • Types of Stress Officers Face
  • How Stress Hurts Law Enforcement Families
  • How to Improve Family Life
  • Hobbies and Activities
  • Friendships outside the Force

Building Financial Strength in LEO Families: Pensions, Investing, and Retirement Accounts


In part 5 of his video series, Nick Daugherty briefly discusses the topic of pensions, investing, and retirement accounts. He discusses some important things to think about when considering investment decisions to supplement you pension.

A key takeaway is that we need to focus on earning interest, rather than paying interest.  In other words…get out of debt, so that you can start growing your retirement savings drastically.

If you would like to discuss your personal situation, please contact the Employee Wellness Unit.  We would love to offer you some resources, help teach you how to set a budget, and develop  a plan for reducing debt.  We all will retire before we know it, and by getting our personal finances in order soon, we can focus on living the retirement dream that we all have earned and deserve.

The Employee Wellness Unit has several copies of Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makever, which covers many of the issues discussed by Nick Daugherty.  If you’d like to borrow a copy, please contact us.

Check out this quick video of part 5 for more information:

See the other parts of this series at the below links:

Part 1: Intro and Budgeting

Part 2: Will and Estate Planning

Part 3: Debt

Part 4: Life Insurance

Nick Daugherty is a retired Sergeant from the Grand Prairie, Texas PD and has taught thousands of officers how to build financial strength by living a debt-free lifestyle and building wealth through proper savings and retirement planning. He’s also coached hundreds of families on how to get out of debt and navigate financial crises. He additionally manages retirement assets for numerous first responders, from line police and fire personnel all the way up to numerous police and fire chiefs. Contact Nick Daugherty or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.