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Why Real Estate is Overlooked by Most Financial Advisors

When you mention real estate investment to many financial advisors, you may just get a look of concern or confusion. It’s not that they don’t believe it is another way to build wealth. It’s that they may not fully understand… Read Now >>

The Craig Sewing Show – Nov. 17, 2015

November 18, 2015

Here’s my Nov. 17, 2015 appearance on The Craig Sewing show discussing how global unrest and the possible Fed rate hike may impact the financial markets and your financial plan.


November 2015: Scary Money

November 4, 2015

Hello All, Let’s face it, investing can be scary. But what’s scarier is ignoring your fears about investing or not investing at all. The real risk in your financial future is not fluctuations in the financial markets, but not reaching… Read Now >>


When It Comes to Investing, You Get What You Don’t Pay For

November 4, 2015

I bet you’ve heard the phrase “You get what you pay for.” For many of the things we buy, a lower cost is typically associated with lower quality. So if we want the best of something, we believe we have… Read Now >>


Challenged Athletes Foundation Spinathon Fundraiser

October 29, 2015

In our last newsletter, we mentioned that Matt was going to be riding a stationary bike to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Well, Matt and his wife Lindy were part of a team that raised over $175,000 for this organization! Thanks… Read Now >>


The Best Gift I Ever Received…And You Can Get It (or Give It) Too!

October 20, 2015

I celebrated my daughter’s first birthday this past weekend. Opening her gifts really got me thinking about the gifts we give and the impact that gifts can have on one’s financial life. Far too many gifts that we give provide… Read Now >>


October 2015: Breaking the Limits

October 5, 2015

Hello All, We hope you’re enjoying the Fall weather that has finally reached many parts of the country. We sure are as California has been breaking the limits of record high temperatures. Other limits are being broken as well. Matt… Read Now >>


Breaking the Limits of Your 401(k) Plan

October 5, 2015

As we discussed in a previous post, your savings rate has a large impact on how soon you reach financial independence. If you’re looking to reach financial independence within 30 years, you need to save about 20% of your income.… Read Now >>


The App I Use Most to Streamline My Finances

September 23, 2015

If you are like me, you probably have a lot going on in your financial life. I’m very intentional with my time and money and am constantly looking for ways to improve my life. With all that is going on, I wanted… Read Now >>


September 2015: The Most Important “Rate” of Your Financial Life

September 1, 2015

Hello All, I hope you have been enjoying the summer and are ready for fall! Labor Day is around the corner, and the kids are going back to school.  The stock market has been fluctuating more than usual lately, but… Read Now >>


The Most Important “Rate” of Your Financial Life

September 1, 2015

What’s the first thing comes to mind when you think of word “rates” as it relates to your personal finances? Mortgage rates, interest rates, tax rates or rate of return? Those are the top four “rates” when we ask the… Read Now >>