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Financial New Year’s Resolution? Contact Roderick Gosa

Roderick Gosa

You may not know this, but I also manage Cincinnati Profile, the male version of Cincy Chic! I just brought on a new finance columnist for the publication, Roderick Gosa, who is an Ameriprise Advisor. But I knew after first chatting with him that he was so much more.

I know a lot of people are making new year’s resolutions to get things in their life back on track, finances being one of them. So, I thought I’d have you virtually “meet” Rod, so you can see what makes him so unique, and why I trust him to give great financial info to our readers.

Here’s a little bit about him from his words…

It is said that the average worker will have 7 careers in their professional lives. Well, o.k. then! I had that number beat by the time I turned 35. My career progression has been as follows; 1) Manager trainee at Kroger, 2) U.S. Navy, Supply Corps Officer, 3)Asst. Store manager, Kroger, 4)Asst. Wholesale Club manager, The Wholesale Club, 5) Asst. Store manager, Cub Foods, 6) General Manager in-training, Makro wholesale, 7) Produce Counselor, Supervalu Foods distributor, 8) Store Manager, Circuit City, 9) Store Manager, Best Buy, 10) Stock Broker, Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter, and for more than 16 years, 11) Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial (formerly American Express Financial Advisors).

The first half of my working life was spent exploring and then, finally, I was asked a question by one of my leaders that changed everything for me … “WDYWFY”? What do you want for you? The question may sound simple enough but once you seriously consider it, and answer it truthfully, invariably it will force you to realize that a change may need to be made. It certainly did for me! I now begin every conversation with new potential clients with some version of this question. At Ameriprise, we help people plan for tomorrow so that they can live for today. Carpe diem!

For those who visit my offices in Mason, Ohio there is at least a 90% chance that you will hear jazz music playing when you enter.(The other 10%, I’ll be listening to either classical Baroque or Southern blues music.) Not to disparage any of the other music genres (I am a fan of any music when it is played well) but Jazz is my favorite. When you visit my website you will notice that oftentimes I will mention the various jazz festivals that my wife, Anita, and I may plan to, or have already travelled to. It is not uncommon to repeatedly encounter many of my fellow jazz lovers at the same venues across the country. I have had the pleasure of meeting several national performers in our travels such as the late Dave Brubeck, three of the Marsalis brothers, Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo, Esperanza Spalding, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter and numerous regional and local entertainers. The jazz scene is truly a community.

As a denizen of any positive community, you want to do that which you can to help it thrive. So is my desire to be a positive influence in the Cincinnati Profile community. Click here to read last month’s “Changing Your Money Mindset” column and my “Making the Most of Charitable Giving” column that just published today! I trust that you will find these articles to be helpful and informative. If you’d like to find out more about me and what I do or to request a complimentary initial consultation, please visit my website at www.ameripriseadvisors.com/roderick.l.gosa.

New Year New You Event to Benefit Patty Brisben Foundation

I’m so pumped! My fab Cincy Chic team and I just posted our first event of 2014!! It’s our “New Year New You” event on Jan 24 at Elements Event & Conference Centre in Sharonville! It’ll feature a runway fashion show featuring the newest trends for the new year, 40+ vendors offering product samples and discounts, as well as primping and pampering stations so you can learn tips and tricks for looking your best in 2014! It’s only $5 to get in and 100% goes to the Patty Brisben Foundation! Check out all the details below and click here to RSVP!


New Year New You!

WHEN: Jan. 24, 6-9pm
WHERE: Elements Conference and Event Centre
11974 Lebanon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Ring in the new year with sipping, shopping and spa-ing! Enjoy complimentary makeup touchups, mini-massages and spa treatments while sipping on Fancy Pants wine and enjoying light bites and sweet treats. Also shop with more than 30 local boutiques and vendors, all with great deals and new trends to get your 2014 off to a stylish start. Don’t miss the runway fashion show at 8pm presented by Harlow & Liv, a new Cincinnati-based online women’s fashion boutique. One lucky attendee will be selected to win a $500 shopping prize pack! Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds benefit the Patty Brisben Foundation.


Supporting Sponsors: PNC BankSt. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsor: Harlow & Liv

Booth Sponsors: Cincy Style BarOrigami Owl with Irene MaschinotVein Clinics of AmericaThirty-One with Talia AlexanderIdeal Image Laser Hair RemovalCoors Core Fitness LLCStella & Dot with Kim Powers and Courtney ShannonPieces of StyleMary Kay by Amber NicholsCore PowerL’dara,Seta Personal TrainingRevelation ChiropracticZuri HandmadeRodan + Fields with Jessica BrantleyGLOSS Lash & Make Up StudioRetrocentricBeauty Society with Jackie BarmoreMisanik Personal TrainingZeal for Life WellnessAll N One Studio


Review: G-Loves Workout Gloves

Loving my new G-Loves weight lifting gloves!!!

The hubs and I hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year for the very first time. So, I consumed 80 million calories on Thanksgiving Day like every other red-blooded American. Then, because I had so many leftovers at the house, I consumed that much on a daily basis for the next two weeks as well. Oof.

Yeah, so, my New Year’s Resolution to fit back in my jeans came a month early. I’ve always been a cardio girl, but I read that muscle increases your metabolism, so I’m now adding some light weights into the mix. Of course, for any fashionista, cute workout wear can make any activity fun. So, I stocked up on some new gear!

Since weights are new to me, I had to get some weight lifting gloves. And I found the BEST site for them… they’re called “G-Loves” weight lifting gloves and they come in all different patterns, from plain jane to patterned and pretty in pink. Of course, I love everything pink so that’s what I got.

They’re about $45 for the women’s G-Loves workout gloves, and they also have wrist wraps, men’s gloves, and workout apparel. Pretty cool site full of functional fashion to keep you lookin’ and feelin’ good in the gym! Click here to check out their site!