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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.”...

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

I want to talk about two significant maxims, the Golden Rule and one attributed to Fyodor Dostoyevky.   “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” “Society should not be judged on how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its...

Face Punching

Face Punching

Mike Tyson famously said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”  From there, you’ll have to see how your plan survives it’s collision with reality.  And so it goes for you and I as well.  Hopefully, you’re not physically getting...

Fanny Packs

Fanny Packs

Does your desire to conveniently carry lots of stuff outweigh the stigma of wearing a fanny pack?  Is that a tradeoff you’ve made, or that you’re willing to make?   Speaking of tradeoffs, are you conscious of the decisions you’ve already made or are currently...

Gandhi’s Glasses

Gandhi’s Glasses

Recently, I read about how a pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses were sold at auction for $340,000.  While I don’t have an opinion as to whether or not that’s the correct price for his actual glasses, I wondered what the value of his perspective would...

Meet Your Heroes

Meet Your Heroes

Conventional wisdom tells us we should never meet our heroes, because the only thing that’ll come from it is disappointment.   But I disagree.  I think we should meet our heroes because we’ll be disappointed, and that’s a good thing.   We all...

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