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Conscious Cash Flow or Savings?

Call it what you want, just do it! One of my friends—coping with two upcoming family weddings, an elderly parent’s poor health, and looming deadlines at work—said with exasperated resignation, “I’ve decided life just consists of interruptions, and I might as well get used to it.” While her current situation is certainly above average when […]

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Junior Achievement

For the fourth year in a row employees of Kahler Financial Group have taken to the classrooms of local schools to facilitate the Junior Achievement program. This program brings the principles of money, economics, and business into the classroom. This year, 150 local volunteers from the business community spent a total of five sessions each […]

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The Psychology of Money

Five years ago, Tom Carstens began working with a new client, a successful executive making $3 million a year. At first glance, he seemed to promise a virtual avalanche of new business. But, after 12 long months, the client had agreed to make almost no investments at all. Only when the man’s wife joined their […]

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“Life is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans”

This post is by my co-author on Conscious Finance and colleague, Kathleen Fox: My three sisters and I grew up in Tripp County, South Dakota, on the same farm where my mother’s family had lived since the 1930’s.  My parents still live there, though they retired from farming a few years ago.  I’ve lived in […]

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