THREE PART SERIES: INVISIBLE MONEY

You’ll often hear that most household’s top expenses are: housing, transportation, and food.  There is a lot of wisdom and truth to this and these may very well be yours. And the implicit advice is great - know your top expenses.  I agree. However, some money seems to...

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Friction – Less or More?

‘Tis the season of changing habits – getting rid of bad ones, adding new ones. The habit du jour is “dry January” – 30 alcohol-free days to start the year. Don’t count on willpower to make this or any other habit happen – instead, think about friction. We are largely...

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2020

Instead of my usual 400 words this first day of 2020, I’m going to keep it short, very short, with just one piece of advice. It happens to be a quote from army general and 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower: "Plans are useless; planning is...

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Dinosaurs and butterflies

I like a good analogy so when I heard the earth’s history compared to a roll of toilet paper, my ears perked up. Louise Leakey compared our history to a 400 sheet roll of toilet paper. Paleontologist and anthropologist in her own right, Louise Leakey also happens to...

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Good news!

Thanks to a loyal blog reader, we have some fun and encouraging news to enjoy and share over the holiday. For the full list of 50 positive news items, each creatively illustrated, click here. • In Sweden, blood donors get a text message whenever their blood saves a...

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Tricks of the Trade

Saving is easier said than done. It requires delayed gratification, putting the future ahead of the present and saying no, not now, to our wants. Are there ways to make it easier? Turns out we have some great savers in our 3rd Decade™ program; below are a few...

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Cultivate!

Shop local & meet over 50 of Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at the Cultivate Holiday Market this Saturday, December 7th from 10am-5pm at One East Toole Ave. in the heart of Downtown Tucson at a one-day-only pop-up market consisting of local goods,...

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Pay less taxes, give more to charity

If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, you’re probably juggling more than one money goal: paying off debt, investing in your retirement plan, saving for a down payment, etc. Although charitable contributions might be a priority for you, it’s hard to fit them in your budget....

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We’re hiring…again!

The 3rd Decade™ program continues to grow and our staff is expanding to grow with it! For this position we're hoping to find someone with a background in the non-profit world as well as two or more years experience in a similar role. Resumes and cover letters...

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3rd Decade™ – Our next chapter

Bob and Lisa Swift started the TCI Foundation motivated by two ideas: young adults have a critical and vanishing resource – time - but might not make the best use of it without access to unbiased financial advice and education. I first met Bob in 2012 and we talked...

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