Building Up Your Resilience Muscle

Gary Blackledge, MS CSCS® (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®), a top-level trainer at my gym, talks extensively during training sessions about goals, resistance points and action steps to work on improving health. Despite how closely we aim to follow guidelines on improving our lives, injuries happen, conflicting schedules cause lack of follow through, or sometimes… Continue reading>

The Best Kept Secret In The Financial Services World

It’s no secret that the financial industry is at a crossroads. Traditional business methods and tactics are slowly being pushed out by a new, consumer friendly approach. However, not so fast—the old model is still ingrained in our psyches and our lives: Sales people selling stocks, bonds, mutual funds, wrap accounts, insurance products and annuities.… Continue reading>

Lighten ‘Sandwich Generation’ Anxiety with Communication

By: Thomas Furda, CFP® Advisor, Financial Life Focus Debbie and Mike were feeling pressure from all sides. “I’m not sure we’ve saved enough to pay for our children’s college tuition. My parents paid my way and I want to do the same for Jackie and Max.” Debbie started anxiously. “It’s not easy saving for retirement… Continue reading>

When the World Feels Out of Control, Focus on What You Can Control

For those suffering from post-election PTSD or other feelings of worry, despair or emotional upheaval, your pain is shared throughout the country and the world. However, for the sake of your emotional health and your ability to pilot the controllable factors in your life, it’s important to shift to another focus periodically. Fear and worry… Continue reading>

When It Comes to Your Money, Does the Truth Hurt?

“We’ve been arguing about this for year, and here we are in our 50’s. It’s time to stop!” Laura said empathically. Paul’s downcast eyes and silence spoke volumes. Laura continued, “We’ve worked with several advisors who have tried to help us invest our money in a sensible way. Then whenever the market goes down, Paul… Continue reading>

Discovering Your Number One Value That Leads To Your Financial Successful

“We want to retire by the time we reach 60!” “It’s vitally important to send our kids to the college of their choice!” “I want to quit my job and do something else!” “We want to buy an apartment in the city!” We all have dreams. We have those ideas that swim in our minds… Continue reading>

The 5 Most Important Money Hacks to Start 2017 Right

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” –Oprah Winfrey Emily and Bob sat in the meeting room with a look of utter desperation. “Here we are again—the bills from the holidays are drowning us and our plans to get a proper hold on our finances! What can we… Continue reading>

Taking Control After a Divorce

The divorce attorney manages the process and guides you through the transition, but what about after the divorce? Once final, reality often sinks in and the anxiety about the future can be overwhelming. A good team of professionals, who can work together, to help move you forward in a productive and calm manner is absolutely… Continue reading>