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Doing Your Part to Avoid the Rude Awakening05/25/15
Tax-deferred vs. Tax-advantaged Over the past three decades a certain trend has become very commonplace throughout the financial services industry. It’s the practice of advising people to put their savings for the future into tax-deferred accounts...
Prevention of Financial Disease Beats Finding a Cure
Bridging the Gaps In Our Lives It’s common to see people following the crowd when it comes to how they save for retirement. They put their money into the traditional retirement vehicles like IRAs and 401(k)s just like everyone else does. Then, when...
Your Tax Refund Isn’t the Blessing You Thought It Was
Tax-deferred Savings Look More and More Like a Trap Doug’s best-selling book “Last Chance Millionaire” was published in 2008. When it was released, Doug did interviews with quite a few national financial reporters. During these interviews, Doug would...
Protecting Your Nest Egg From the Tax Bite
Uncle Sam Wants a Bite of Your Retirement People who keep their retirement funds in either IRA or 401(k) accounts are running a risk of watching taxes take a huge bite out of their nest egg. If we imagine our retirement fund as a sub sandwich we can...
Rethinking how to save for retirement
Why Some Will Pay Higher Taxes in Retirement Try to imagine the peace of mind that comes from knowing you cannot outlive your retirement nest egg. Now, imagine the sense of abundance that would accompany knowing your money was safe from rising taxes,...
Entering the Dimensions of Authentic Wealth
It’s Nice To Never Lose The past 10 years haven’t always been easy ones for people who are saving for a brighter future. Between taxes, rising inflation, and ongoing market volatility, there have been some tough times. However, individuals who have...
Accurately Measuring Our True Progress
Liberating Your Inner Perfectionist Letting go and moving forward can be difficult for those who lean towards perfection in their lives, finances, professions, relationships, or personal pursuits. Most of us have an innate desire to move forward, to...
Plotting a Safer Course to Abundance
Averting Disaster There are many areas of our lives where success depends upon our ability to plan ahead and to have a clear understanding of where we are going. This type of planning is particularly crucial when it comes to our preparation for...
Bringing Reality Into Alignment With Our Ideal
Identifying the Ideal Life is about learning, loving, and progressing. To make progress of any kind, there are some things that we must know with certainty. We have to know where exactly we want to go and how we intend to get there. We also must be...
Maximizing Our Life Experiences
Two Ways to Get More Out of Life Whether we believe it or not, all of us are involved in the business of life. Sometimes, we get so involved we forget the really important things. Life coach Dan Sullivan wrote a book called “The Laws of Lifetime...
It Seemed Insignificant But It Made All The Difference
Never Underestimate the Power of Starting Small When truly abundant living is our goal, it’s easy sometimes to forget just how important the relatively small details can be. While keeping sight of the big picture, we shouldn’t underestimate the...
Making Sure Life’s Home Runs Count
Touch All The Bases Whether it’s in our professional or personal lives, true success comes when we focus on moving forward in all the critical aspects of our lives. This means we cannot expect to succeed if we allow ourselves to become focused on just...
Our Critics Help Us More Than They Harm Us
Are Innovators Being Greedy When They Succeed? When we combine the resources at our disposal with ingenuity, we are capable of doing remarkable things. This combination is what allows us to create abundance. On the other hand, scarcity-minded people...
The Best Time to Face Reality is Now
American Voters May Be Catching On Last November’s election may not have made huge waves, but it’s clear that in many ways voters are not happy with Congress and their elected leaders for a perceived lack of progress. A large number of bills that...
How Following the Crowd Could Get You In Trouble
Barking Up the Right Tree The wrong tree doesn’t magically become the right tree just because most of the dogs are barking up it. The same can be said of a lot of financial institutions, advisors, banks, and credit unions who encourage their customers...
The Surest Way to Get Where We Want to Go
We Move In the Direction We’re Facing Most of us carry within us a desire to reach a brighter future. Sometimes we sabotage our efforts to get there by continually looking over our shoulder at the past. Getting where we wish to go requires knowing...
Building a Financial House of Brick
Finding Shelter From an Economic Big Bad Wolf You remember the Three Little Pigs, right? There’s a useful metaphor in their story that can help each of us prepare a safe haven from economic uncertainty. Think about what happened to the houses of straw...
Have You Chosen to Live In Abundance?
Choosing Your Neighborhood We’ve all heard, “monkey see, monkey do”. This saying refers to a facet of human nature known as reflexivity. This simply means that the behaviors, attitudes, and choices of the folks with whom we choose to associate tend to...
Turning Negatives Into Positives
Flipping Those Flaws Do you sometimes get hung up on your flaws or muddled down in life’s challenges? If you do, you’re in great company. The reality is that most people get waylaid by difficulties at some point, even if just temporarily. It’s what we...
Finding Certainty In an Uncertain World
The Challenges Everyone Must Face It’s no secret that we are in uncertain times. This is true even for people here in the United States where we are undeniably blessed. Flipping through the 24 hour news channels brings story after story of war,...
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