Money Skills Matter For Life Success

A popular money script is to assume that fame, accomplishments, and excellence in one’s field equate to financial security. Like any money script, this can be true in some cases and incorrect in others. But it is interesting to me that the common attitude  is that...

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...