Make these moves now

The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist. – Harold Wilkins Some weeks are harder than others. That’s why I make it a point every week to sit down and write to you–to lift your eyes, to remind you of what’s possible…and, in the doing, it does wonders for *my* state of mind. Yes, even I can fall prey … Read More

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How to thrive now

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. -Theodore Roosevelt It really is the “dog days” of summer these days–temperatures pretty sweltering all over the place! We have clients spread around the country, so we keep getting reports of intense heat all over. Well, this economy is pretty “hot” too. Unfortunately, though, not … Read More

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Loving your special children well

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself. -Theodore T. Hunger First off, I thought I’d point you to a recent USA Today article which does a good job of explaining the current estate tax mess–as well as the dangers for families with even just $1million in assets: http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/2010-07-21-estatetax21_CV_N.htm The article has already … Read More

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Shoring up your credit

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. -Robert Collier New rules went into effect this week, simple as a pen stroke. Most probably were not even aware. What it means simply is that there will be additional government oversight to oversee existing oversight. Confused? Here are the main changes that could affect you and … Read More

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How to know the best time to buy…

“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put it into action.” – Napoleon Hill I hope your weekend was as good as mine! I’m not sure if it’s that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or that I just love warm weather–but there’s just something about summer sunlight… Anyway, … Read More

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Time to give yourself a raise?

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau Can you believe that this year is just about half-finished? What a wild ride it’s been. The oil spill, the economic chaos, things do feel … uncertain. Which is why it’s so important for you … Read More

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Encouragement–and advice from ‘Dad’

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro How was Father’s Day around your house? Did Dad feel special? Well, I’ve got some advice from MY Dad here, in a moment–but before I get there, a couple things: First, thanks for your comments from last week. We are, frankly, honored … Read More

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Is now the time to ‘go gold’?

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that … Read More

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Getaways done right

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda Summer is here!…to the vacationing. Maybe you’re on one now (makes sense, this time of year!) or you’ll be heading on one soon. And you KNOW I’m “all about planning”, so I wanted to pass along some important advice before you … Read More

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The confusing mess right now

“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” – Benjamin Franklin How was your long weekend? Nice to have that kind of family time, eh? And, of course, it’s sobering on this weekend to remember the sacrifice our veterans made. It can be tempting for us to take … Read More

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