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3 Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Season

3 Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Season

November 08, 2023

This year, more than ever, I have so much to be grateful for.  I am blessed with a wonderful family, engaging friends, and a thriving financial practice.

At T.M. Wealth Management, our goal is to help you Live Life on Purpose.  Money is only important to the extent that it allows you to enjoy what is important to you.  As advisors, we urge you to value your health, cherish experiences, and contribute to your community. By doing so, you can create a retirement filled with financial stability as well as meaning and fulfillment.

Embracing Health & Well-being

One of the most precious assets we often take for granted is our health. Without good health, financial stability alone cannot guarantee a fulfilling retirement. This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to reflect on the following:

Healthcare Coverage

Having access to quality healthcare and reliable insurance coverage is paramount. Medicare plays a significant role in healthcare for retirees, so it’s important to understand how it works and what it covers. Take the time to review your healthcare plans, including long-term care, and consider how you can optimize your coverage to feel confident in your well-being during retirement.

Healthy Lifestyle 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management are all factors that contribute to overall health. Consider investing in preventive healthcare measures and wellness programs to safeguard your well-being in retirement.

Family and Relationships

The people I have the privilege to associate with bring so much joy and fulfillment to my life. I am eternally grateful for the many people who have come into my life as they have shaped—and continue to shape—the person I want to be.

Your family and close relationships are vital to your emotional health. Spend quality time with loved ones this Thanksgiving and express your gratitude for their support. As you plan for retirement, think about how you can cultivate meaningful connections and social engagement to keep your emotional well-being intact.

Exploring Life Experiences and Personal Growth

I am so thankful for the freedom to pursue my ambitions and the opportunity to design the life that I desire. 

Life isn’t just about relaxing; it’s an opportunity to explore new interests and experiences.


Whether it’s exploring new destinations, experiencing different cultures, or embarking on adventures, travel can provide valuable experiences and memories. Start planning your travel bucket list and budget accordingly.

Hobbies and Passions

Invest more time in hobbies and interests that bring you joy. Whether it’s painting, playing an instrument, gardening, or volunteering, explore new activities or rekindle old passions to enrich your life .

Continued Learning

Consider taking courses, attending workshops, or pursuing further education in areas that interest you. Lifelong learning not only keeps your mind sharp but also adds depth later in life.

Engaging With Your Community and Giving Back

I am grateful that we all have the opportunity to worship and believe as we desire. Personally, my faith provides the foundation to be a good person and to be good to others.

Gratitude often finds its most profound expression when we give back to our communities. Here’s how you can incorporate this theme into your retirement planning:

Volunteer Work

Find time to give back to causes and organizations that matter to you. Identify volunteer opportunities in your area or consider starting a charitable initiative that aligns with your values.

Mentorship and Guidance

Your years of experience and knowledge can benefit others. Consider mentoring younger individuals in your field or providing guidance to those looking to navigate similar stages in life.

Legacy Planning

Think about the legacy you want to leave behind. Estate planning and charitable giving can be a powerful way to support causes you care about while leaving a lasting impact on future generations.

Looking Forward With Thankful Hearts

Wishing you a Thanksgiving overflowing with gratitude, health, and happiness. Do you need financial assistance this season from a firm founded with the primary focus of delivering value to clients? To get in touch today, give us a call at (703) 537-8351 or email

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at T.M. Wealth Management!

About Thomas

Thomas R. Seneca is Managing Partner at T.M. Wealth Management, a wealth management firm that focuses on independent, boutique, and fiduciary services for clients. After gaining extensive finance and investment experience working as an investment banker on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, Thomas had a desire to work more closely with clients and positively impact their lives by helping them make better financial decisions. He started his own practice and now works with successful professionals to help them simplify their financial needs and optimize their wealth to pursue their goals. Thomas knows the positive impact that good financial decisions can have on families and individuals, and he strives to help give clients financial confidence so they can spend their time on what matters most to them.

Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Thomas is an avid golfer, fluent in Spanish, and served as an adjunct finance professor at Virginia International University in the Washington, D.C., area. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and attending church. To learn more about Thomas, connect with him on LinkedIn.