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Practically Speaking…Becoming a Wise Investor

investing

Part 2 of 3 Remember that childhood admonition before you cross a street: stop, look, and listen? It is much the same for investing. As you pause, look both ways, and listen for warning sounds, you can then step carefully ...

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Practically Speaking…Becoming a wise investor

investing

When I mention the word investor, do legends of the investment world like Warren Buffett or John Templeton come to mind? Perhaps you think of a major investment bank or a variety of Hollywood movies where Wall Street personalities dream ...

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Practically speaking…raising money-smart children

allowance

My earliest childhood money memory was with my father kneeling beside my bed and counting out my 10-penny allowance. “One for Jesus, one for your savings, and the rest for you to decide,” he would say. The priority of giving ...

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Practically speaking…time for a new car?

New car

Who can resist the tantalizing advertisements that portray a happy family, successful businessman or beautiful couple driving into the sunset in a shiny new car—all for “just dollars” a month? A new vehicle decision is often an intimidating process with ...

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Practically speaking… In matters of life and death

You always think loss will happen to someone else—until it happens to you. Rachael, a 26-year-old wife and expectant mother, was living the all-American dream when her 30-year-old husband was killed in a accident. I came alongside Rachael to help ...

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Practically speaking… a spending plan

finances

If you believe a spending plan is really just a politically correct term for the dreaded word “budget” or a subtle lure to get you started on something that will restrain you from living life freely, my goal is to ...

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Power up principle: Avoid the use of debt

Does the topic of money trigger feelings of excitement, anticipation, peace of mind? Or rather fear, dread, even panic? As I look to the future, I have come to the conclusion that economic uncertainty is our new normal so we ...

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Power up principle: The power of contentment

Have you ever asked yourself “How much is enough?” Will more stuff really bring you the satisfaction you’re looking for? The answer is “perhaps for a little while,” but it fades quickly. During my years of practice, I have observed ...

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