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Top 10 Lessons I Learned in October 2017

Well…it happened.  My year-long goal to hit “pause” and reflect on all that I’ve learned each month didn’t happen!  So I’m catching up now because I DID learn a ton in October.  I only failed to summarize it in a … Continue reading

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How to Prioritize Your Cash Flow

When it comes to planning your mortgage, the first mistake people make is not realizing that the real discussion must first be about money.  More specifically, cash flow.  “We live lives of cash flow,” is something I say nearly daily … Continue reading

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A Fable About Refinancing

Diane walked into the house, setting down her things in the kitchen after a long day at work.  “Did you hear that rates have dropped?  Should we be looking into refinancing?” Her husband Jack replied, “Yes, I did.  Some people … Continue reading

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The 3 Reasons Budgets Fail (and How to Help Your Children Succeed)

Each month we will continue to dedicate an article to helping parents raise financially responsible children.  Here are links to some previous posts: ; Kids & Money – FAQ  and Kids & Money – What is Your Child’s Financial Personality Type … Continue reading

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The Art of Money: The Three Options With Every Dollar

With every dollar you have, there are only three things you can do with it:      1. Spend it      2. Save it      3. Pay down Debt with it This applies to really any amount of money … Continue reading

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The 3-Legged Stool

Whenever I am conducting a consultation with a new home buyer, I like to introduce what I call, the “3-Legged Stool”.  This becomes a crucial thinking tool for making smart home buying and investment decisions as it relates to your … Continue reading

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2016 Is Your Year!

Creating Your Best Money Year Ever in 2016. One of the primary reasons many people do not achieve financial success is they have never stopped to define what it is that a “successful” financial picture looks like for them.  In … Continue reading

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We Live Lives of Cash Flow

If there’s one thing I say nearly every day of my life, it is this:  “We live lives of cash flow.” When it comes to providing expert mortgage advice for clients, this is typically what it boils down to for … Continue reading

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Learning Creative Gratitude

Whenever the holidays come around, we are surrounded with the advice to “be grateful”, and “give to others”, etc. etc.  But how do we really go about living this way year-round?  The key is to transition from “reactive” to “creative” … Continue reading

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Are You Playing the Net Worth Game?

Too many people are playing the wrong game with money. I have devoted my career to helping home buyers and homeowners make smarter financial decisions to achieve their short and long-term goals.  I’ve become a student of cash flow and … Continue reading

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