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A Quiz to Help You Make SMART Borrowing Decisions

Making the right borrowing decisions when it comes to getting a new mortgage is critical.  As we teach every day when meeting with homeowners and new home buyers, how you handle the financing of your home impacts virtually every other … Continue reading

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The House versus Home Conversation

One of our favorite discussions to have with new clients is what we call “House versus Home”. It goes like this: “When you hear the word ‘home’, what words comes to mind?” Clients typically pause for a minute before beginning … Continue reading

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What if Life Started Tomorrow?

Imagine if everything up to this point in your life was simply “practice”?   Those mistakes with money were merely stepping stones in helping you learn how to play the game of life correctly once it started.   That business venture that … Continue reading

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Boost Your Confidence – It Means Everything

One of the biggest breakthroughs I have personally had in recent years is realizing how important confidence is. I have come to believe that confidence is the key to just about everything, both personally and professionally. In sales, the confidence … Continue reading

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Assessing Your First Half of 2015

It’s July! My family and I had an amazing time celebrating the 4th of July with friends and watching the parade through downtown Lake Oswego. We finished the evening out on a boat in the middle of the lake, enjoying … Continue reading

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Attitude Check Time

      Here at our Aspire office, attitude means so much. We recently shared the following quote with all of our team and now want to share it with you.                                                           “The longer I live, the more I realize … Continue reading

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The Station

TUCKED AWAY in our subconscious minds is an idyllic vision in which we see ourselves on a long journey that spans an entire continent. We’re traveling by train and, from the windows, we drink in the passing scenes of cars … Continue reading

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The Mayonnaise Jar and Wine

As you settle back in to a more normal routine after the holidays, here is a great story to help you plan your 2015 goals around what is most important. When things in your life seem almost too much to … Continue reading

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Avoiding the First Financial Blind Spot

Blind spots are all around, preventing us from getting where we want to go. In our quest to transform the lives of every client through financial education and direction, we have identified four blind spots that everyone falls into on … Continue reading

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Four Powerful Money Questions to Make 2015 the Best

With only a couple of weeks left in the year, it is a good idea to start thinking about  what you’d like to accomplish in the New Year to improve your money and personal finances. Here are four “power” questions to consider … Continue reading

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