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Stop Being Goal Obsessed, Your Life Depends On It

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I have this vision in my head of a person named Hard Charging Harry. You see, Harry has this problem. He’s obsessed with having numeric goals and then doing anything he can to get there.

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Topics: goals, emotional wealth, journey, numeric goals


How Hard is it For You to Stay invested When the Market Goes Down?

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In the investment management world there is always a concern that customers and clients move their money at the very worst time. This is often caused by something called loss aversion.

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Topics: bucket planning, financial planning, investment management, Investments, bucket system


Fast Ways To Help Your Children And Avoid Making Bad Financial Decisions

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A concept I like is one that’s called a family bank. This is not for everyone. In fact, it’s probably only something that a very few can do. I would like you to consider how you can use the principles of a family bank in your own life.

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Topics: wealth management, family wealth, family bank, Responsible Children


Be A Giver Of Knowledge

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As you get older, you gain knowledge. When you get older, you also might have the feeling that those younger than you don’t have a big interest in learning what you’ve learned.

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Be Brave... Share Your Wisdom

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As you get older, you gain knowledge. When you get older, you also might have the feeling that those younger than you don’t have a big interest in learning what you’ve learned.

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Topics: wealth management, wisdom, life long learning, sharing wisdom


Lesson I learned From Bill Walton

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I was recently at a conference where the closing speaker was Bill Walton, the NBA star, basketball broadcaster and well known Grateful Dead fan, better known as a Deadhead. Up till Bill spoke, I was thinking the conference was OK, but not great. Afterwards, my entire opinion changed.

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Topics: life changes, creativity, Bill Walton, Living the good life


Stay Curious, Stay Young

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When we age, it satisfies us with where we're at and who we are. Striving moves to the back burner and we slowly move off the stage and start to get ready to leave this life.

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Topics: curiosity, life long learning, new relationships, staying young


Protect Yourself From Declining Health Care With These Easy Tips

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One of the biggest concerns I have as I age is how to protect my health. I will bet that if you’re over 60 years old, this is a concern you also face.

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Topics: wealth, health care, managing health


Want To Be A Creative Genius... Start With Small Changes

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I often read about the creative geniuses in the world like Steve Jobs. If you believe what you read you might come away believing that the only way to be innovative and improve your life is to take giant risks. I want to disagree with that statement. Not only disagree, but vehemently disagree.

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Topics: innovation, changes, small changes


You Need To Learn To Be 10% Happier

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If you hang around the New Age movement at all, you hear the term self-talk a lot. This is the conversations we have with ourselves. We all have them and for many self-talk is really an excuse to beat ourselves up.

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Topics: wealth, the good life, happy, 10% happier


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