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Financial Alignment for Yourself and Your Family

2021 – 08/24 by Kurt Wunderlich In personal finance, it’s not what you make but what you keep that is important. In preparing the next generation to manage money, it’s not how much you know but what you model and share that matters most. Whether you have only lint in your pockets or are racing…

Sway with the Wind

2021 – 08/02 by Connie Brezik As we’ve learned, economic circumstances can at times change relatively quickly and unpredictably. Companies in some sectors may suffer while others thrive. Your personal economy, which is based on your particular situation, may be completely different than your neighbor’s. It often feels like trying to predict what things will…

The Joy of Being Wrong and the Danger of Desirability Bias

2021 – 07/12 by Tim Maurer, CFP® “No one enjoys being wrong,” Daniel Kahneman told Adam Grant, who recounted their conversation during a recent interview, “but I do enjoy having been wrong, because it means I am now less wrong than I was before.” Grant describes Kahneman, the psychologist seen as the originator of and greatest…

Effectively Navigating The In-Between Phases of Life and Work

2021 – 05/07 by Tim Maurer, CFP® Sometimes we do get ourselves stuck, but other times we simply find ourselves marooned in the in-between—where the present feels more like the past, but the future is uncertain. People talk a lot about finishing an existing project or starting a new one, but how can we effectively…

Your Home – and Financial – Edit

2021 – 05/05 by Connie Brezik “The Home Edit,” a company started by two enterprising women to blend home organizing and interior styling, seems to have really taken hold, especially during the stay-at-home days of 2020. There is a website and a popular Netflix series showcasing their makeovers. You can find tips and inspiration to…

How To Be Unhappy But Successful

2021 – 03/05 by Tim Maurer, CFP Are you measuring yourself in the gap or the gain?” No, this isn’t a question pitting retail clothing against laundry detergent. It’s a question posed by Greg McKeown, the author of the essential book Essentialism, in his recent 1-Minute Wednesday newsletter. Your answer matters, both in the way…

The Crazy Stuff We Do With Money – Explained

February 5, 2021 by Tim Mauer, CFP I’ve got some good news. You’re not crazy. That’s the message of one of my favorite books of 2020, “The Psychology of Money,” written by Morgan Housel and inspired by a popular blog post he wrote in 2018. It’s a compelling read and the book offers many great lessons, but…

Two Ways to Align Your Money with Your Values

December 4, 2020 by Kurt Wunderlich As the great Biggie Smalls once said, “Mo money mo problems.” But is that true? Or do people just not use the money they earn and save correctly? How can we use money as a tool to increase the level of overall joy and contentment in our lives? What…

Giving the Gift of Financial Independence

December 4, 2020 by Zach Novak Can you think back to your formative years and bring to mind a gift or two that you still recall fondly to this day? Now fast-forward back to your adulthood. I’m sure we’ve all noticed how difficult it can be to replicate those types of gifts for children and…

Give the Gift of Long-Term Happiness

2020 – 11/03 by Kurt Wunderlich We’ve all seen the pictures: Kids in their pajamas sitting amongst dozens of presents stacked high around them, massive grins on their faces as they get ready to rip through the wrapping paper like the Tasmanian Devil. As parents, we think, “Wow, that is one happy kid. He’s the…

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