Archives For Money

With our last blog post I announced the newest member of our team Eric Williams.  There is power in having a team.  Much more can get accomplished, other fresh and creative ideas can be discovered and victories can be shared and cherished together.  Not only that but if someone on your team falls down (and sometimes that team member is you), they can be picked up and help get back in the game.  So how does a team look like when it comes to your finances?

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A Two-Year Old Cashier

Pile of Money 800Fellow friend and financial coach Greg Pare wrote this blog recently that I thought was so inspiring I wanted to share it will all of you.

Recently, a client showed me her envelopes that she had made. Of course, she uses them to separate her cash into her budget categories.  Never mind the fact the she and her husband have been working hard for the past 11 months and have managed to pay off $32,000 in debt.   Continue Reading…

Jacob RainsAs a parent, have you ever had one of those moments where your child did the right thing and it put a smile on your face and warmed your heart?  As a parent you try to do all the right things and hope in the end it pays off when your children grow up.  Over Christmas, I was able to witness such an event with my fifteen year old son and it went beyond just affecting his life. Continue Reading…

I am a big believer in if you want to be good at something you should find people who are doing well in that area and mimic what they are doing.  For example, if you want to be a great in the sport of basketball then one may say “Be like Mike”.  If you want to be great at gymnastics find out how Gabby Douglas is doing it and imitate what made her successful.  Would not the same logic be true if one wanted to be rich to think and act like rich people? Continue Reading…

Go for the Win!

Dave I and MoneyIn the spirit of the Olympics I thought it would be fun to share a story that illustrates how competing in sports can relate to how we handle our finances.

I will always remember when I competed in the Iowa Games my fourth grade year in Ames, Iowa.  At that time, that was the biggest stage I had ever been in competition.  I was competing with all of the other top bowlers in the state that was in my age group.  There I stood in the third and final game and I was in the running to get a medal.  I was very nervous and then half way through the final game I did something really embarrassing. Continue Reading…

Barbeque & Good Times

If you are like most American’s you have at least been to one barbeque this summer.  The excitement of firing up the grill, the atmosphere of hanging around family and friends is what a good barbeque is all about.  Having a good barbeque helps slow everything down in a fast paced world and gives us an opportunity to sit back and relax.  So what does a good barbeque have to do with money? Continue Reading…