Can money really be the end- all and be-all of a life of grace and well-being? Can it really solve all of our issues, problems unfulfilled dreams? Whether we define ourselves as wealthy or on the quest to be wealthy, we all have our own personal money mythology. Read the rest of this entry »
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Are you a planner; i.e. decide what you want and then develop a plan to achieve it? Or are you an evolver who falls into a life plan as it evolves?
It’s both my belief and experience that planners are more certain to realize what’s most important to them while evolvers are less likely to feel that they made the best use of their time and talents. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know that habits are hard to break – before we know it, we are doing the same thing that we’ve been trying to change. It might be spending less when we go food shopping, keeping up with our investments, and so many other scenarios that are true for most of us. In all of my years working with clients in helping them to alter these habits which may get them into trouble over time, it’s not focusing on the habit that helps them make positive changes. It’s actually just the opposite: figure out the more productive and satisfying habit that you want to enforce. So, instead of going shopping without a plan or list, make sure you have something concrete to follow or instead of free-floating throughout the year unaware of how your investments are performing, make a plan to get 6-month updates that you actually review. Read the rest of this entry »
Some experts are calling the recent mass exodus of small investors from the market an irrational reaction to unfound risk; others are hypothesizing that small investors need cash and their home values no longer support equity loans to survive so they are using their 401k investments to pay bills. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you find yourself thinking about your expectations for financial well-being and how they’ve changed? We hear about this subject daily and we are all left with that puzzling question of what our future will hold? Americans are known as the eternal optimists always finding hope and feeling like we can fulfill our dreams to have the “good life”. However, in talking to many of our regular community members on www.kathleengurney.com, I’m finding a very different sentiment. Instead of optimism; I hear fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and even pessimism. Read the rest of this entry »