In another lifetime, I lived and worked in Rome. It was quite an adventure and last week I returned to the city after an absence of some 30 years. Unfortunately for me, Thomas Wolfe is definitely right.

But notwithstanding the changes (all for the worst, I am afraid to say), I did come across a rather interesting set of circumstances surrounding a young couple who has set themselves specific business and personal financial plans. To say that they are on a wildly successful ride would be an understatement. Any financial planner hearing this story would indeed smile.

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