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Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

The beginning of Spring typically coincides with the religious holidays of Easter for the Christian faith and Passover for the Jewish faith.

Both holidays are times of new beginnings.

What about your finances?  Do they need a resurrection or an exodus from the financial life you living?

These are the ten rules for a stress-free financial life that you can put in place so that you and your family can be financially independent.

Conquer Your Finances

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January 2021 – Unplugged Scattershooting

January 2021 – Unplugged Scattershooting

In case you have amnesia and wonder what Scattershooting is, I would refer you to my November Blog; otherwise, just read on, and you might realize that Ms. Gorman, my 7th grade English teacher, is grimacing from above at the lack of structure in this blog.   (Does she know what a blog is?)

Buddy

It has been fourteen days now, and I still look for him.  If you have ever had a companion, then you understand entirely.  Tina and I both have had so many people reach out and tell us their story about their “Buddy” story.

One that touched me immensely was just this past Monday night.  Mr. Mackey is older and retired.  He lives two houses away.  On Monday, I came walking by saying hello, and then Mr. Mackey asked, “Where’s Buddy.”  I told him.

Mr. Mackey replied, “He was such a happy dog.”

Thanks to all of you who have written, texted, or called.  It just shows us that Buddy touched many lives.  I know you miss his slobbery hello’s!

 

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2021 Resolutions

2021 Resolutions

The year that seems to last for five years has ended.  Yet, has that changed anything?  No, it is just a date on a calendar that allows us to clean the board and start over.

Many of you made resolutions on December 31 about goals for the new year.

Have you checked back in with them to see if you are on track?.

Statistically, the first day of a goal is the most difficult.  Want to set a goal?  Decide what your goal is and divide it by ten.

Make that your goal.

A speaker and author that I enjoy reading and receiving his weekly blog is Jon Acuff.  I would encourage you to get his weekly emails and see how they fit you and your organization.

Recently, he wrote about “How to Read 100 Books in a Year”. 

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Did You Invite a Cyber Criminal to Thanksgiving?

Did You Invite a Cyber Criminal to Thanksgiving?

We have all been exposed to some pretty heavy stuff lately—it has been a massive year—but as we head towards Thanksgiving, I thought I would take a break from COVID-19 and election madness to alert you to make you and your family safer and possibly save you up to $25,000.

My recommendation has little to do with your investments; however, it could save you and your family thousands of dollars in today’s cyber connected world.

We are all dealing with working from home and learning from home and exposing yourself to cyberattacks.  Most universities and colleges are closing at Thanksgiving, and the kids are coming home, which only increases the online presence in your house.

Cyberattacks are BIG BUSINESS.

The professionalism and sophisticated approach to cyberattacks are increasing daily.

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Black Friday is DEAD

Black Friday is DEAD

Black Friday is dead.

There are 75 shopping days until Christmas, and most of what is going to be purchased this year will be online.

There will be very little hearing of the Salvation Armey bells ringing as you approach the shopping mall.  They are going to need to rewrite the lyrics to Up on the Housetop.

Sing-Along – The “old” version is

Up on the Housetop, reindeer pause
Out jumps good ol’ Santa Claus
Down through the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones’ Christmas joys

Ho ho ho, who wouldn’t go
Ho ho ho, who wouldn’t go
Up on the Housetop, click, click, click
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick

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Who Inspires You – Welcome Brad Livingstone

Who Inspires You – Welcome Brad Livingstone

in·spire

fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

What inspires you today?

Are you adjusting to the everyday life alterations since the pandemic began?

Are you wondering what is happening with the kids’ education, missing friends, family members, and co-workers?

With worrying about the economy, your kids’ schoolwork, and people’s health and given how taxing the new normal is, how are we supposed to inspire?

This valuable resource can be elusive even in “normal” times, but right now, it can feel nearly impossible.

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