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How Today’s Spending Habits Impact Your Retirement

When helping people plan for their financial future, the overriding principle that governs the advice we give is to “control what we can.”, and one of the things we have the most control over is how much we spend and how much we save. For those that are preparing for retirement, so much focus is…

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Perspective

With Hurricane Irma now in the rearview mirror, I can gratefully say how lucky we were. My home sustained minimal damage and we thankfully never even lost power. However, we had no internet, we had no cable, our cell service was spotty at best and we had no landlines. As we were busy trying to regroup and clean up, we learned that our air conditioners had been leaking, our dryer was the victim of a power surge and our pool heater had sprung a leak virtually draining our pool!

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Financial Freedom – It’s Not All About The Size of Your Bank Account

The way in which we respond and react to events that unfold in our daily lives are often the result of our past experiences. This is especially true when it comes to money. Whether you grew up in an affluent household, you grew up in a home where having food on the table was not a foregone conclusion or you grew up in a home somewhere in between, it is likely that the way you think about money today is influenced by some of these first experiences.

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When You Know Better …

“When you know better, you do better.” These words, famously spoken by Maya Angelou, suggest that the more knowledge we have, the better we can do for ourselves. If we know something is bad for us, we will avoid it, if we know something can enrich our lives, we will seek it out and as we learn more about the world around us, boundaries will continue to be stretched and advancements will continue to characterize our society. But knowledge in and of itself is not enough. We must use this knowledge to change our behavior.

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My Personal Finance Vision Statement

A little while back I began jotting down some of the rules that I try and live by when it comes to personal finance. Eventually, I turned it into what you see below, something I’m calling a personal finance vision statement. My plan is to update this over time as I continue to learn more about money, investing and life. For now, here is version one.

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