How did you get so rich?

That was the question the reporter asked the wealthy businessman who had come from nothing. His answer? “You can only wear one pair of pants at a time.” That remark has stayed with me – particularly when I look in my closet! Of course, it’s about more than pants. It’s...

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The gap apps

We say we want to improve our financial situation and that we know what to do, yet we struggle. This is what social scientists call the Intention/Action Gap. Dan Ariely, the behavioral economics expert and professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is...

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Shoulda had a will

Prince, that is. Since his death a year ago, 45 people have come forward claiming to be his wife, children, siblings or other relatives. His estate, estimated at $200M, has been held up in the courts while they determine his rightful heirs. The judge recently...

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CULTIVATE Tucson

Speaking of side hustles (see my May 2 blog), many are on display at CULTIVATE Tucson’s  pop-up market this Saturday. CULTIVATE Tucson, a collective that builds pop-up events in order to introduce makers, designers, small businesses, and non-profits to each other and...

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When you die

There are things you can control and things that matter. When the two categories collide, that’s when you pay attention – the ball’s in your court to control the things that matter. It’s easy in our busy, distracted lives to spend too much time on things that don’t...

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The Side Hustle

Pretty much everyone has one – it’s the thing you do on the side –the thing you’re interested in outside of work. It could be your hobby, it might even be your passion. And it could be lucrative. You’ve heard the expression, “don’t quit your day job.” Well, Killer...

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3rd Decade program gets some press

The following article ran in the Sunday, April 16th, edition of the Arizona Republic and was further distributed by USA Today. The online version can be found here. We've had response from all over the country and quickly filled our first Phoenix class with another to...

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House or lottery ticket?

The headline caught my attention. A long-standing cornerstone of the American Dream has been owning a home. Dreams are powerful, but current generations are rethinking this one. The article, by Liz Weston writing for Nerd Wallet, gives two examples. Perhaps you read...

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Hip hip hooray!

Join us in celebrating the graduation of our first two 3rd Decade classes! March 29th marked the first formal graduation from the 3rd Decade program for some forty individuals. Successful completion included attending all four classes, two one-on-one advisory sessions...

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Scarcity

When something in our lives is scarce, we tend to focus on it. That focus can be both good and bad. I frequently catch Shankar Vedantam’s excerpt from his website, Hidden Brain, on NRP. A recent piece on scarcity attracted my attention. In economic terms, scarcity...

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