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Certainty

Certainty

What would you do if you knew it would work?  If you knew you couldn’t fail?  Would you start a new diet or workout program?  Make some investment decisions?  Ask someone out on a date?  Run for office or ask for a promotion?  What would...

Welcome to LifeBlood

Welcome to LifeBlood

What do you stand for?  What do you stand against?  What code do you live by?   Often, it takes an event to help us make a change.  The event can give evidence or remind us of what’s important. ...

Put Yourself First

Put Yourself First

You’re worth it.  Yes, you.  Tend to your own needs and believe you’re worthy of self-care. When we prioritize our own well-being, we’ll be more present and available to those we care about most.  If we take a broader view of the Golden Rule of personal...

A Community of Two

A Community of Two

Can your community help you reach your financial goals? Yes, I think it can help you reach all your goals.   What unites us as human beings?  I think it’s our impulse to find happiness.   What makes human beings happy?  Being productive,...

What is Financial Coaching?

What is Financial Coaching?

What is financial coaching? How much does it cost? Is it worth it? That’s what we’ll figure out.  I feel like I could throw a rock and hit someone who works in finance. Based on the numbers, I’m not that far off. There are 6.3 million people working in financial...

Financial Coaching for Employees

Financial Coaching for Employees

Should I bring financial coaching to my company for my employees? I humbly believe the answer is yes. Why? Let’s dig in.  Eighty percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck (The Washington Post.) Financial stress costs companies half a trillion dollars a...

10 Smart financial goals to meet to live peacefully

10 Smart financial goals to meet to live peacefully

If you want to achieve a peaceful financial life, then you should choose the right financial goals that you can work toward. Once you set the right financial goals, it will help you achieve them easily instead of wasting time wandering about the goals aimlessly....

“Bah!  Humbug!”

“Bah! Humbug!”

I won’t use Scrooge’s famous catchphrase and this isn’t a blog post discouraging holiday spending, so please continue reading.   Instead, I’d like to better prepare you to truly enjoy your holiday season using the three characters Scrooge encountered during...

First Principles Thinking

First Principles Thinking

A first principle is a basic assumption that cannot be deduced any further. Over two thousand years ago, Aristotle defined a first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known.” First principles thinking is a fancy way of saying “think like a scientist.”...

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