Is Your Advisor Happy? Should You Care?

Watch this video on YouTube “If I could pick up a megaphone and say one thing to the clients of financial advisors it would be to make sure your advisor is happy.” This statement came from a well-respected, nationally known investment advisor with 20 years...

Business Ownership No Self-Indulgent Path to Success

Watch this video on YouTube “Most of my friends assume that business owners spend their money and time on cocaine and hookers.” This jaw-dropping quote came from a young man I was talking with recently about money, investing, and running a business. I was...

Play Wisely With FIRE Movement

Watch this video on YouTube “What do you think of the FIRE movement?” a reporter asked me recently. I told her I was ambivalent about it. The FIRE acronym in this context stands for “Financial Independence, Retire Early.” While a Harris poll...

How to Compare Living Costs and Benefits

Watch this video on YouTube Suppose you’re ready to take your career up a step, and you’re exploring opportunities in various parts of the country. You may easily be misled by the money script that a higher salary equates to a higher standard of living. As...

Snowflakes, Money Scripts, and the Cost of Living

Watch this video on YouTube Suppose you earn $45,000 at a job in Rapid City, SD, and you learn that someone doing the same job in Redwood City, CA, earns $60,000. Your instant conclusion is likely to be that they enjoy a higher standard of living than you do. That...

Debt-Free Education a Head Start for Success

Watch this video on YouTube Here’s a strategy to give yourself a strong start toward career success: graduate from college with little or no debt. This may be harder than it used to be, but with planning and commitment it can still be done. You might consider...