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From Depression-Era Childhood to Financial Independence - Don Westlake, Wheaton Legend



EPISODE SUMMARY

In this episode of The Local, we visited with Don Westlake, a Wheatonite who retired in his mid-fifties! Born during the Great Depression and lived through multiple world wars, Don shares his wisdom and insights on investing, finding the right fit, and staying mentally and physically active in retirement. Join us as we delve into Don's incredible story and learn valuable lessons that can be applied to our own lives. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode of The Local!


EPISODE NOTES

In this episode of The Local, we visited with Don Westlake, a Wheatonite who retired in his mid-fifties! Born during the Great Depression and lived through multiple world wars, Don shares his wisdom and insights on investing, finding the right fit, and staying mentally and physically active in retirement. Join us as we delve into Don's incredible story and learn valuable lessons that can be applied to our own lives. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode of The Local!


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Flint Rock LLC

Fairhaven Wealth Management

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