Four Awesome Lessons to Learn from Winning!

I just returned from the best High School Football game I have ever seen! Our local High School Team beat our neighboring rivals 44 to 41. But that is only part of the story! What is amazing is that we were losing, 41 to 7 at the half! Our team scored 37 unanswered points in…

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Two Great Action Quotes

To the best of my knowledge, I have never read a book written by Stephen King. His books just aren’t what I am interested in. However, here is a quote of his that I think is fantastic. He said, “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is…

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A Unique Selling Proposition

  I set up my booth at the Farmer’s Market next to a fruit and vegetable stand. They were selling pears, watermelons, potatoes, onions and lots of tomatoes. Now there are lots of fruit and vegetable stands at the market, but this one appeared to be extremely busy from the time they set up until…

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4 Lessons From a New Entrepreneur

A friend of mine recently finished college with high honors in architectural design, as well as completing an internship with a reputable firm. Unfortunately he has not been able to find work in his field. However, this is not the end to the story! He pursued work in other areas of proficiency. He is also…

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5 Career Reasons to Stay out of Debt – Part 5 of Financial Freedom Series

This series was prompted by a conversation with a friend. We spoke for a few minutes about being in debt and the pain that it causes. It was clear that this person has experienced a great deal of suffering as a result of poor money decisions. Now the process of fixing the mess has begun…

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4 Steps to Buy a House Like Grandpa Did – Part 4 in Financial Freedom Series

I don’t mean to buy a house that looks like your Grandparent’s house, but to use the same process that they used to buy their first home. Back in the day, our grandparents and great-grandparents put a minimum of 20% down on a home before they signed up for a mortgage. Many times they saved…

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6 Steps to Paying Cash for Cars – Part 3 of Financial Freedom for the Next Generation

The financial gurus of our time tell us that we need to pay cash for the cars we buy. Dave Ramsey is a huge voice today and before him Larry Burkett offered the same simple truths. The basic idea is that borrowing money to buy something that will quickly lose much of its value is…

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Financial Freedom for the Next Generation – Part 2

When I talk to teens about their college plans, I get a range of responses. Most are under the assumption that there is no way to pay for college without student loans. They have just accepted that idea. A very small number have saved enough to pay as they go. Others are considering a community…

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Financial Freedom for the Next Generation – Part 1

The other day I ran into a friend at a local convenience store. We struck up a conversation, and very quickly landed on the topic of indebtedness and the burden it places on our families every day and for the foreseeable future. Our level of debt forces us down paths that we would rather not…

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Six Steps to Set Your Plan in Motion

I recently met with a friend and we talked for over an hour about some new ideas and plans for a business startup. It was a great brainstorming session in which we identified several options and directions he could choose.  To me these meetings are rewarding and inspiring. When someone identifies their skills and passions…

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