12 Things Successful People Do

Successful people are an interesting study.  They are very different, yet share very similar traits in a lot of ways.  There are many studies, books, movies, etc. on those that are deemed successful in the world.  This list is based on my own personal interactions and experiences with successful people.  I do not see this …

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Are You Frugal or Stingy?

Are you frugal or are you stingy?   Frugal - sparing or economical with regard to money or food. Stingy -unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous.   When you read these definitions, where you do you feel you fit?  Are you making prudent, economical decisions about your spending and generosity?  Or, are you holding on to …

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Financial Stage 4: Overflowing

Are you in Financial 4: Overflowing? You are in Financial Stage 4, Overflowing, once you have paid off all of your debts, you are on track to reach all of your investing goals, you are increasing your net worth regularly, and you are giving generously.  This is the stage where you really make a huge …

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Financial Stage 3: Thriving

Are you in Stage 3: Thriving? You are in Financial Stage 3, Thriving, once you have no consumer debt and have saved your Financial Independence Fund. In this stage, you are focusing on building your net worth and being generous. You are still following your financial plan, including a budget. The biggest change is going …

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Financial Stage 2: Stabilizing

Are you in Financial Stage 2: Stabilizing? You are at Financial Stage 2, Stabilizing, once you have calculated your personal net worth, developed your financial plan and budget, and you are working on a positive money mindset.  You will remain in this stage until you have achieved a few more financial milestones.  Financial stability is …

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Video: Restoring A Healthy Perspective on Money

Check out our video!  Money touches every aspect of life. If you get it wrong, the results can be devastating. Today the types of conversations I've been having with other people about their finances is revealing a great need. A need to restore in people a healthy perspective on money. Wherever you are in your …

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Generosity Series: Part 6 – When to Stop Giving

When you choose to be a generous person there will be times you hesitate.  There will be times you resist.  There may be times you regret.  That will not change the fact you are a generous person.  However, that will effect how you give. When you give to many people and to many organizations, you …

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Generosity Series: Part 5: How Much to Give

Are you giving to little, too much, or just the right amount of money?  When your income goes up or you get a bonus or inheritance...how much should that change your giving?  Should your giving be a percentage, a dollar amount, or something else?  Should giving look different if you can't pay your bills, living …

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