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Andrew Carnegie “The Gospel Of Wealth”

Andrew Carnegie was a poor immigrant during the 1800s who became one of the wealthiest men in the America. He built a vast steel conglomerate and became a philanthropist giving away more than $350 million during his lifetime. Carnegie was also one of the first public figures to assert that building wealth included the responsibility to use it wisely for the benefit of others. Discover his timeless wisdom and put it to work in your own wealth building plans today…

The Secret To Happiness… And Why It Has Nothing To Do With Money

The secret to happiness is well within your reach. It is a state of mind and completely within your control regardless of your financial situation. Don’t make the same mistake I made by waiting until your financial house is in order to learn these lessons. Discover the simple daily habit that will bring you more happiness than any level of financial achievement…

The Smart Consumer’s Guide To A Sane & Affordable Holiday

I don’t get the whole “Black Friday” thing. It strikes me as the height of consumer insanity.

Truncating my holiday family gathering to rush out at a ridiculous hour in the morning so that I can join crowds of other insane people battling to spend money they don’t have on things they don’t need makes no sense to me.

But hey, maybe I just don’t “get it”.

I don’t believe that’s what the holidays are all about.

Below is my brief take on trying to keep sane during the holidays and find some joy in the process…

How Do You Know If You’re Living In Financial Integrity?

You are living in financial integrity when your daily actions are congruent with your financial plans and the principles that lead to wealth. Why should you care? Because one path results in wealth and the other results in financial mediocrity. For example, you are out of financial integrity if…

How Not To Succeed

Last weekend I enjoyed a 12 mile hike through mountain trails with a good friend. The day was gorgeous, the scenery beautiful and the conversation stimulating. After our hike he told me an amazing story about the unlikely tragedy surrounding his company getting bought out for more than $100 million dollars. It has an important lesson for all of us…

The Parable Of The Mexican Fisherman And Investment Banker

It’s the holiday season so I thought I would share one of my favorite stories – The Parable of The Mexican Fisherman – that brings much needed perspective to the wealth building game. It is short, fun and packs an important message. After the story you will find some related questions to consider to help set the stage for a prosperous New Year…

A Simple Idea For Greater Happiness

Today I’m going to deviate from the usual finance and investment expert stuff. I’ve been experimenting in my own life with a simple, little idea that is providing tremendous results and I wanted to share it with you. Let me illustrate the idea by sharing what happened to me the other night on a date night with my daughter…