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Held Back by Debt

Held Back by Debt

Part 6 of our Back to Basics Series. Is this you? You want to make progress toward your financial goals, but you find yourself constantly held back by debt. Not only is your consumer debt a problem, but you also have no structure or direction to help overcome your debt. This can be paralyzing and you don't know what to…
Only Spend the Money You Have

Only Spend the Money You Have

Part 5 of our Back to Basics series. Let's face it, we all get distracted by the latest and greatest gadget, style, or trend. Does this scenario sound familiar? We go to the mall, get pulled into a store, see something we "need," and without hesitation take it up to the counter and put it on our credit card. After…
Cash Flow – Blessing or Curse?

Cash Flow – Blessing or Curse?

Part 4 of our Back to Basics series. Cash is the root of the financial goals that we set. How's that for a blinding flash of the obvious! More specifically, cash flow is the blood that brings life to your financial goals. The biggest problem is a lack of clarity regarding your cash flow. You may not know where your…
Progress Shift

Progress Shift

Part 3 of our Back to Basics series. True story. I was at a conference in Santa Monica with my dad a few years ago and we took the time to visit the testosterone centre of the universe: "Muscle Beach." While watching one particular muscle-bound man repeatedly banging his forehead into a wooden post, I was reminded me of an…
Dealing With Financial Overwhelm

Dealing With Financial Overwhelm

Part 2 of our Back to Basics series. We have all been frustrated at some point in our lives, often feeling stuck and unable to act or move forward. This is often caused by overwhelm or lack of progress and direction. As a result, you are not moving ahead in your life or on the things you want to achieve.…
Why?

Why?

Part 1 of our Back to Basics series. Have you ever wondered why you were doing something? For example, why are you planning on retiring? Is it because society has told you so or do you have a purpose for retiring? We often plan for financial goals without actually knowing why. This leads us to pursue unmotivating and unfulfilling goals…
Back to Basics Introduction

Back to Basics Introduction

Does this sound familiar? One day you think: "I really need to start planning for "X" financial goal or situation." All you really want is to reach that goal but you know that you need a plan. So you dive into the infinite spiral of knowledge and information known as Google. Aside from being distracted by cat videos and memes…