Goals, schmoals

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis Well, now the holidays are truly behind us, and this is the week where reality sets in for everybody. … Read More

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The last week for making changes

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. – Euripides I woke up Monday morning, after the wonderful holiday weekend … and I had a realization: there are only FOUR days left in 2010. Obvious, yes … but it carries implications for your wallet, if you are wise with these days. For those of my clients and friends who prefer … Read More

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Taxes for the holidays?

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis Mannering So, I approached my computer this morning to write this, with a bit of a dilemma on my hands: should I give you my insight and input about the recently-PASSED tax rate agreement? Or, should I do something a little different? But then I realized — many of my clients … Read More

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Strong words about giving

“People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.” – George Matthew Allen I’m writing this on the “First Day of Christmas” (12 days before the 25th– or do the “12 days of Christmas” start on Christmas? Ah well…it’s the holidays.), and I’ll tell you what–this past weekend, I got a dose of what the holidays are *really* about… … Read More

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Take a day off … and save money?

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill As I write this, Congress is still dawdling around with the politics of extending the current tax rates. They call it a “tax cut”…but really, it’s the avoidance of a tax *increase*. By the time you read this, it may have already been “resolved” … and I’ll … Read More

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Profitable tax moves to make

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Alva Edison Finished with one holiday (and I’m still stuffed with leftovers) … but now we move into the “holiday season”. Yikes. I’m *already* overwhelmed with all of the marketing going on, you? (Far be it from me, of course, to complain about … Read More

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Thanking ahead

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis It’s Thanksgiving Week around here [and, I suppose–everywhere :)], and we’re all getting set for turkey on Thursday. The … Read More

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My analysis of your next year

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar Our political landscape is very different this week. And it *does* have implications for your wallet (I believe). I mentioned last week that I’d keep my powder dry, so to speak, and wait a few days after the mid-term … Read More

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Could this be why you’re living month-to-month?

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau This week, I thought I’d reach for something, put on my “coach” hat, and do what I can to inspire you into greater financial prosperity. Simple Reasons For Being Broke As I mentioned, I’m going to risk being a bit blunt here. If you follow my writings, … Read More

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Facebook for thieves?

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand This fall is already shaping up to be one of our busiest ever. We’ve had clients calling us in a panic because of all of the media clamor over rising tax rates on January 1, 2011 (and, honestly, it’s often … Read More

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