The Uncommon Path – February 3rd Edition

Burj Khalifa

The Uncommon Path

Plan Wisely | Retire Well | Travel on Your Terms

In this issue…
  • January was a bad month for the market. Should you sit tight or make changes?
  • How much does it cost to go to Disney World?
  • Putting your investments in the proper account can make a big tax difference
  • Pittsburgh welcomes the Moonshot Museum in 2022

…and more!

(Pictured above: Luxury travel operator Unforgettable Travel determined the number one post-pandemic, bucket-list destination is Burj Khalifa in Dubai. See the article below for the complete list.)

I do not like heights. I consider myself pretty rational, but the fear of heights is my one true phobia. As an example, I refused to walk across the glass floor at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto regardless of how many elephants I was told it could support. 

So how can I explain why I’m also intrigued by the view from very high places? My fear of heights didn’t keep me from walking along the Cliffs of Moher or running off the side of a mountain to hang-glide in Brazil. I also tend to visit the highest building in most of the cities I visit.

So why would I jump at the chance to visit the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck on the 148th floor of the tallest building in the world? I guess when the view is worthwhile, I can overcome irrational fear. Or I’m so ready to travel internationally that I’d walk across a long glass floor to get there. 

Safe Travels,



You’re not alone in your desire to travel. Here’s a list of the top-10 “bucket list” destinations travelers want to visit post-pandemic. The article also lists the top-10 for each continent.

Something excites me about being on a boat where the view is 360 degrees of water. Maybe it’s the adventure (in an admittedly controlled setting) or contemplating the voyage my Italian ancestors made from Europe over a hundred years ago. Here are the pros and cons of a transatlantic cruise.

How much does it cost to go to Disney 2022? It’s not cheap, but the kids (and some adults) just might find it’s worth every penny.


What should you do when the market drops 10% in a month? As a financial advisor, it’s easy to tell clients to sit tight during market corrections and plan for the long-term, but sometimes it’s more complicated than that. Here’s a great checklist that walks you through the important questions to be asked. Maybe changes to your portfolio or plan should be made?

There’s nothing worse than retiring overseas to a place where you feel unwelcome and just don’t fit in. Worry no more! Here’s an article that features 5 places to retire where it’s easy to fit in.


A good reminder that asset location is important to avoid a tax bomb. However, taxes are only part of the equation. It’s important to mention how advantageous it is to have high-growth investments in a tax-efficient account if you have a long time horizon.


16 restaurant & brewery openings coming in 2022.

If you’re a space junky like me, you’ll be excited to hear a new museum is opening in Pittsburgh in 2022. The Moonshot Museum will exhibit actual spacecraft, flight simulators, and a ton of moon-centric displays.

Did you miss the last issue of The Uncommon Path? If so, you have a second chance to catch up on:

  • 14 credit cards that have 100k sign-up bonuses
  • Exactly how much are those points/miles worth? Every major program’s value
  • Solving the 70-year-old case of who turned in Anne Frank’s family
  • A 2022 Market Outlook by Goldman Sachs

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    Financial Advisor David Tuzzolino

    David Tuzzolino, CFA, CFP®, is the Founder and CEO of PathBridge Financial, a firm that specializes in providing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services for clients that are nearing retirement and love to travel.