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Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast. Unsolved murders, missing Mainers, strange local folklore and Vacationland mysteries. Maine might be the way life should be, but even the most peaceful, picturesque places can keep the darkest secrets. This is Dark Downeast, a true crime podcast dedicated to the stories of Maine and New England, shining a light on the sensational decades-old and modern-day crimes that prickle the history of the Downeast region and beyond. Dark Downeast is based in ...
 
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I'm joined on this episode by Josh Holtz. Josh is a man of many talents. He's the lead maintainer of Fastlane tools. He co-founded a software consulting company called RokkinCat. He's the father of a brilliant boy, Hudson. He's made an Otter themed RSS app. AN OTTER THEMED APP. 🦦 I invited Josh on the show to tell us all about how he became the sup…
 
MAINE/MASSACHUSETTS MURDER, 1971: The body of a young woman found in the woods of Wells, Maine on January 9, 1971 remained unidentified for over a month as detectives searched for clues as to who she was and how she got there. Maine newspapers stopped reporting on the Jane Doe after her funeral the same year, but I couldn't let it go. With the help…
 
Dan and Scott talk 457(b) video news and California's huge 403(b) vendor lists. Blog: Too Many 403(b) Vendors Blog: California K-12 Teachers Have a Great 403(b) Choice. They Just Don't Know It. In Praise of 403bcompare.com The Paradox of Choice 403bwise Events Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.orgBy Daniel Otter, PhD and Scott Dauenhauer, CFP®
 
UNSOLVED MAINE MURDER, 1970: 13-year old Mary Catherine Olenchuk left the beach before her family for a bike ride into town. She was last seen alive just 200 yards from her family's Ogunquit summer home, getting into a maroon car with an unknown man. 13 days later, police found Mary's body in an abandoned Kennebunk barn. To this day, speculation co…
 
Two professors and a Dean of a College of Education discuss how to educate pre-service teachers about the 403(b) and saving for retirement before the sales sharks get to them (403bwise Event recorded on 1.27.21). Eric McClarey Mark Schug Anthony Scheffler 403bwise Events Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program…
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE COLD CASE, 1991: Today, February 16, 2021, marks 30 years since two beloved figures of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire community were found dead, victims of an attack in their own home. This is the case of Stella Bolton and James ‘JJ’ Moore, a special release mini-episode of Dark Downeast. When information is limited, that makes it all …
 
HISTORIC SOUTH PARIS MURDERS, 1937: The murders of Dr. James G. Littlefield and his wife, Lydia Littlefield, became one of Maine's most sensational and confounding cases of the early 1900s. Who really killed the couple, and why? Could the 18-year old Paul Dwyer be the true perpetrator? Or did someone else force him to take the fall, sending him off…
 
Bad AXA/Equitable things come in threes. Equitable Bermuda Triangle Mutating 403(b) Phish 403bwise Events Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual or on any specific security. Full d…
 
MAINE MURDER, 1988: 12-year old Sarah Cherry disappeared while babysitting on July 6, 1988. A clue laying in the driveway of the house where she was last seen pointed investigators to their primary suspect. Two days later, Sarah's body was discovered in a shallow grave in the woods in Bowdoinham, Maine. Dennis Dechaine is serving a life sentence fo…
 
I'm joined in this episode by Bobby Bobak Bobby is the developer of Filtru, a brilliant coffee timer that helps people create their perfect brew. He's a self taught developer, with an extremely sharp design eye and background. His apps are joyful to use and pop when they're on screen. I discuss Bobby's developer backstory with him, developing and l…
 
ACADIA COLD CASE, 1977: Leslie Spellman was just 27-years old when she set off to Bar Harbor in the summer of 1977, hitchhiking from Vermont with her scruffy mutt Taylor by her side. Her beaten body would be found just a day after she left for her adventure, along the walking trail at Asticou Gardens in Northeast Harbor. To this day, over 40 years …
 
MAINE MURDER, 1987: 26-year old Kathy Frost scanned the pages of her Bangor Daily News, concluding with a careful assessment of the personals. One ad caught her eye. An active outdoorsman searching for a lasting relationship. Kathy circled the address. Three weeks later, Kathy married the man from the ad. And 21 days after they said "I Do", Kathy F…
 
We talk 457(b) with Christina Elliott, executive director of Ohio’s excellent state-based 457(b) plan which is open to all Ohio K-12 public school teachers. Ohio Deferred Compensation Plan 403(b)/457(b) Side-by-Side Comparison Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only …
 
MAINE COLD CASE, 1987: After she was refused service at a bar in Waterville, Maine on December 23, 1987, 20-year old Janet Brochu accepted a ride home from a guy she'd met at the bowling alley earlier that night. But Janet never made it home. When you hear the details of Janet Brochu’s case, and how it intertwines with the murder of Geraldine Finn,…
 
Dr. Anthony Scheffler, Dean, School of Education at Lindenwood University talks teacher preparation and educating pre-service teachers about saving for retirement. Lindenwood University Anthony Scheffler What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes on…
 
I'm joined in this episode by Victor Marks. Victor is a product designer, blogger, and tech industry heavy weight. You may have read some of his many articles over at AppleInsider, Knapsack.news or even Wrist Watch Reviews. He has many years in the industry, and a ton of experience in product development, marketing, launching, and app reviews. I th…
 
MAINE COLD CASE, 1954: On July 22nd, 1954, Daniel K. Wood Jr. grabbed his fishing pole and set off on foot down Portland Road in Gray, Maine. Just ten minutes later, the phone rang at the Wood home. It was Danny. He told his mother he got a job with a door-to-door salesman. She warned him not to go off with strangers, but Danny simply replied, "I'l…
 
Recording of our January 6, 2021 event with three teachers who successfully added better 403(b) and/or 457(b) investment choices. 403bwise Events Adam Pod Tara Pod Chris Pod 403bwise Advocacy Tools What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only and…
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE MURDER, 2012: When Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott left the University of New Hampshire campus for a movie night at a friend's house, she told her aunt and uncle she'd be home by midnight. On Wednesday morning, Becki and Tony noticed their niece wasn’t home. Maybe it got late, and Lizzi crashed at her friend’s place. But on Thursday mornin…
 
I'm joined in this episode by Gary Ismay. Gary is a seasoned software developer and veteran of tech, who's had indie applications for iOS since the early days of the App Store. We talk about Gary's journey into iOS development, and his latest Application, Meandr. Meandr is a beautiful application for mapping your walks, and was recently featured on…
 
New Jersey teachers says no to bad 403(b) choices and yes to educating colleagues about saving for retirement. 403bwise Events When Bad 403(b) Vendors Offer Good Investing Choices What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only and are not intended …
 
MAINE MURDER, 1983: Sonny Grotton lay in his dooryard, blood pooling around him. Norma dialed 9-1-1. Everything happened quickly. When first responders arrived at the scene, Sonny spoke only in gurgled noises, unable to say who pulled the trigger firing three shots into his body, one at close range. Mervin "Sonny" Grotton was pronounced dead at 8:3…
 
Undaunted by roadblocks, 30-year-old Speech Language Pathologist gets a better 403(b) vendor. 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org Build Your Stax by NGPF.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendati…
 
MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1977: When Honey kissed her sleeping mother goodbye before school on December 15, 1977, it was the last time Pauline Rourke was ever seen again. But this isn’t just the case of Pauline Rourke’s disappearance. This is also the story of Janet Baxter, Patricia Ann Sinclair, and her children Craig, Christopher, and Christine. The …
 
I'm joined in this episode by James Thomson. James is an iOS indie developer who almost needs no introduction. He has developed applications for Apple platforms since 1992, with his company TLA Systems. He’s best known for being the developer of PCalc, the scientific calculator that you should be using for iOS and Mac. I hope you enjoy the show, Da…
 
We continue conversation about ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing with Joey Fishman, an Investment Advisor Representative at Ritholtz Wealth Management. Joey Fishman 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only a…
 
MAINE MISSING PERSON, 2011: The Ayla Reynolds case is both the largest criminal investigation and the third largest search for a missing child in Maine’s history. If you’ve lived in Maine or New England in the last decade, you probably know the high-level details of the night she went missing from her father’s home, but there is so much to this cas…
 
We talk ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing with Joey Fishman, an Investment Advisor Representative at Ritholtz Wealth Management. Joey Fishman 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org The opinions expressed in this program are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to …
 
MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1993: 26-year old Virginia Sue Pictou Noyes disappeared in the early morning hours of April 24, 1993, after she slipped out unnoticed from her Eastern Maine Medical Center hospital room. Nearly 30 years later, her family continues to search for answers through their own investigations and cultural rituals. This is the Cold Cas…
 
I'm joined in this episode by Ben Guerrette. Ben is the Creative Director of Pixite, at Pixite, a small company that’s been flying high in the App Store for many years. Pixite have many apps in the store, ranging from creative journalling, graphic design, through to their colourful drawing and relaxation app, Pigment. Pixite have gone from strength…
 
Rochester, New York math teacher Craig Mills is helping colleagues get wise to saving for retirement. Also, Dan, a Bills fan, and Craig, a Dolphins fan, bond over their mutual dislike of the New England Patriots. Picture from Dan's 1995 Trip to a Miami Dolphin Game 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org…
 
MAINE'S OLDEST MISSING PERSON CASE, 1971: On September 24, 1971, Cathy Marie Moulton stepped out onto Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine heading the direction of home. She had plans to attend the YWCA dance that night... But Cathy never made it. The Portland Police Department dismissed her as a runaway in 1971, but that didn't seem like the daughter …
 
MAINE'S OLDEST MISSING PERSON CASE, 1971: Nearly 25 years after Cathy Marie Moulton's disappearance, a new detective was assigned to the case, and he uncovered new details that no one bothered to look into when the 16-year old girl first disappeared on her way home from a shopping trip in Portland, Maine. The narrative of Cathy’s story for over two…
 
MAINE MURDER, 1991: On August 11, 1991, Bill and Pearl stood in their kitchen, each taking verbal jabs at the other in another argument over money. As the shouting got louder, Bill grabbed his keys and slammed the door on his way out of the house. When he got home hours later, the house was quiet. Pearl was gone. “Probably run off with one of her e…
 
Scott and Dan address more questions posed by the 403bwise Facebook Group. They also continue to hash out a half-baked plan to start a 403(b) themed brewery. 00:08 Social Security and teacher pensions 08:14 Solid Roth IRA and house paid Off. Should I start a 403(b) or taxable brokerage account? 14:04 What to do with a bad 403(b) vendor? 19:45 Which…
 
PORTLAND, MAINE MURDER, 2001: Amy St. Laurent was a beautiful, driven woman entertaining a new friend in Portland's Old Port one Saturday night in October 2001, when she met a guy -- a predator. Amy never showed up for work the next week. She never returned home to feed her cat. Her friends and family distributed missing posters around the Old Port…
 
I'm joined in this episode by Michael Tigas. Michael is the creator of Focused Work, the iOS app that lets you stay productive. Michael has also journaled each day whilst developing Focused Work, and is blogging about his app development process. Focused work was created during Australia's initial COVID lockdown, and has gone from strength to stren…
 
Scott and Dan address questions posed by the 403bwise Facebook Group. They also hatch a half-baked plan to start a 403(b) themed brewery. 1:39 The math behind retiring early vs. waiting to maximize pension benefit 24:35 Health Savings Account (HSAs) 33:16 Does it make financial sense to switch school districts? 37:46 Retire early once pension benef…
 
MAINE MISSING PERSON, 2006: Two women, one murdered and one missing, connected by one man. When police discovered the badly beaten body of Cheryl Murdoch and arrested her boyfriend Shannon Atwood for the crime, they pinned him with the mysterious disappearance of his wife, too. But what should be the simplest answer in the disappearance of Shirley …
 
Creative high school chemistry teacher talks effective teaching strategies, and teaching teachers about saving for retirement. Teacher Story with Barb 403bwise Teaching and Advocacy Tools 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.orgBy Daniel Otter, PhD and Scott Dauenhauer, CFP®
 
INFAMOUS MAINE MURDER, 2006: On Labor Day weekend in 2006, Christian Charles Nielsen spiraled into a killing spree that a would claim the lives of four people -- Julie Bullard, Selby Bullard, Cynthia Beatson, and James Whitehurst. This is the story of a true monster and one of the most grisly multiple murders in Maine’s history, and it all happened…
 
Season 2 of Waiting for Review lands with a blast! 🚀 The show is now fortnightly, as I, David Gary Wood, interview developers from the iOS indie community. I'm joined in this episode by Daniel Jilg. Daniel has a history in privacy orientated development, and developed of one of the first 100 apps in the App Store. Daniel is currently working on a b…
 
Mark Schug, President of Mark Schug Consulting Services and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses teaching middle school, research work, and his new book designed to help teachers get financially fit. Mark Schug Mark and Dan on NGPF Podcast 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwis…
 
HISTORIC MAINE MURDER, 1873: Smuttynose Island in the Isles of Shoals has become an iconic part of the dark side of Maine and New Hampshire history. This is the historic case of three women attacked in the dead of night, when a robbery turned bloody and the thief wielded an ax that would end the lives of two. The third woman lived to tell her tale,…
 
Teaching teachers about the 403(b) before they enter the classroom. Eric McClarey Financial Concepts Every New Teacher Should Know 457(b) > 403(b)? Find a Good Vendor 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.orgBy Daniel Otter, PhD and Scott Dauenhauer, CFP®
 
MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1988: A spontaneous Maine adventure turns dark when Virginia C. Douglas steps into Reny's in Belfast, Maine and is never seen again. Where did Virginia go? This decades-old missing persons cold case spans two New England states, and will have you questioning which story to believe and who is to blame for the peculiar disappear…
 
INFAMOUS MAINE TRUE CRIME, 2003: Walter Reid Morrill heard there were leftovers from the bake sale the day before. They would be the perfect pairing for the strong Swedish coffee always served in the fellowship hall after Sunday service. What Reid and his fellow parishioners didn't know on the morning of April 23, 2003, was that their strong Swedis…
 
Dave Nott has departed for pastures new, and I bid him farewell and a heartfelt thanks for all of the episodes we've recorded in what is now Season 1 of this podcast. In the coming weeks, Waiting For Review shall return. I'll be interviewing iOS developers from the indie development community, to find out what makes them and their apps tick. If you…
 
Scott discusses how to convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA and how to do a Backdoor Roth Contribution. Dan talks about dentistry. How to Convert to a Roth IRA Convert IRA Roth Calculator How to Do a Backdoor Roth Conversion Find a Good Vendor 403bwise Events What is a 403(b)? (video) Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org…
 
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