Help Wanted

Yes, really! The TCI Foundation is looking for just the right person to help us with our continued growth and what better place to look than our 3rd DecadeTM graduates and blog followers. The TCI Foundation is currently looking for a Program Coordinator in the Tucson...

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Are you a Choice Architect?

We all are. On a macro level, choice architecture manipulates our decision-making based on how choices are presented. On a micro level, we take part in managing our own choices – big ones, little ones, daily. The term was coined by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein and...

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Choices

There are lots of great stories about paying off debt. The one below is the personal story of Hadley Malcolm, who happens to also be a personal finance reporter covering consumer banking and young finance. It’s inspiring and reminds us that good financial management...

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Job hunting?

What are your priorities when looking for a job and would you believe that 4 of the 10 “best places to find a job in 2018” are in Arizona? A recent Bank of America survey uncovered some interesting differences between the generations when asked about their priorities...

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What’s your but?

The REI promotion asked “What’s your but?” Our excuses for not being active might sound like this: “but it’s too early, too late, too hot, too cold…” and I get it. My perception of getting out for a hike is often that it’s going to be any one of these things – too...

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Real people, real savers

Do you track your net worth? It’s a great way to measure financial health and progress. We update net worth statements each time we meet with 3rd DecadeTM clients and when I noticed that one couple’s net worth had gone from -$18k to +$128k in just under two years, I...

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I Digress…

My blog on home affordability took me to the tech startup Divvy which led me to Max Levchin of HVF Labs who somehow juggles a smorgasbord of tech startups, board positions, wife, kids and 800 emails a day. I was left with the nagging question “How does one person pull...

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Your Financial Personality

How you react to money and financial issues is both unique to you and critical to your long-term financial success. This is the heart of behavioral economics. Take this test to better understand yourself. I’ve replicated the short five question test from “Simple but...

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Housing Affordability – some workarounds

Innovators respond to market inefficiencies. As affordability has become more of an issue in the housing market, we’re seeing entrepreneurs offering creative options. Heard of Divvy? Born in a Bay Area tech incubator and launched in January of this year, Divvy raised...

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Home Affordability

We’re hearing more and more about this in the news – how hard it is to buy that first home. I remember looking for my first home in Tucson in 1975. We bought the $32,000 condo instead of the $50,000 home we wanted because it’s what we could afford. The numbers, of...

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