7 Steps To Avoid Living A Small Life

28th February 2015 . 0 Comments

Life balance is one of those concepts I love to hate. Here’s why: I don’t know of a single successful person who feels like they’ve mastered that equation. Yet the myth of the perfectly balanced life haunts many. I also think it’s a false way to describe what the real problem is, because life is […]

Infographic: The 5 Critical Reasons Why Most People Are Not Rich.

21st February 2015 . 7 Comments

Why is it that most people don’t become wealthy? With all the opportunities that are available, why is it that so few people retire financially independent… and yet some do find the way?  In this newest infographic, here are what I consider to be the five most critical reasons why most people are not rich. […]

Do You Avoid Success By Making It Unattractive?

7th February 2015 . 7 Comments

I love creative fiction. And there’s no shortage of fiction out there about what it takes to be successful. So many untruths… So many misconceptions… So many myths… …about what’s required to live the good life. In reality, it only takes four simple things: clarity, confidence, courage and commitment. Those four ingredients make all the […]

The Ultimate Stupidity Tax (Part II).

31st January 2015 . 14 Comments

Welcome back! If you missed part I of the article, click here. Now, let’s talk about the math of gambling. I like math. It’s the universal language. It’s the language that never lies. Math is also the language of casinos. You see, each game you play at the casino is designed to give the casino […]

The Ultimate Stupidity Tax (Part I).

24th January 2015 . 20 Comments

Would you just throw money away? I’m sure everyone would reply with a hearty “NO!” to that question. Yet, each year, people throw away hundreds of millions of dollars gambling. Some folks wonder why I am so against gambling. Others, who know a little about how the brain works and who’ve done the simple math […]

Infographic: The Grapes Of Math – The Terrible State Of Financial Literacy In The U.S.

17th January 2015 . 14 Comments

The 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling shows once again that financial literacy needs to improve in America. But the problem isn’t necessarily a lack of knowledge. Rather, there is a ‘knowing-doing’ gap in financial literacy. In other words, knowing what to do — and doing what should be done […]

If Your Money Could Talk, What Would It Say?

10th January 2015 . 16 Comments

A well-worn one hundred dollar bill and a similarly distressed twenty dollar bill were told that they would be sent to the Federal Reserve to be retired. As they traveled in the armored car towards the Reserve, they struck up a conversation. The twenty dollar bill reminisced about its travels all over the county. “I’ve […]

Do You Have Ostrich Syndrome About Money?

27th December 2014 . 16 Comments
You Can Have Results Or Excuses, Not Both

Financial disaster rarely comes about overnight. Even for those devastated by a sudden, tragic event, the foundation of their collapse lies in their daily habits. Whether overcome by an unexpected experience, or living in a state of financial neglect, many people are in full-blown denial about their contributions to where they are financially. ‘How can […]