Category Archives: General Finance

Changing Perspective – Part 2

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Whenever I talk to people who have achieved success in areas I want to be successful in, I usually find that, even though there is lots of common ground in the way we each view and approach life, thereContinue Reading

Don’t get lured by Financial Pornography

In my workshops I often refer to the term “Retirement or Financial Pornography”.  It often gets peoples attention.  In fact, when  Canadian Capitalist reviewed my book “10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Retirement” he references the term retirement pornography as the opposite of straight talk you don’t usually hear. Sex sells I AsContinue Reading

Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

“Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt Every experience in life comes down to perspective. There is always more than one way to look at any given situation; more than one way to improve it and more than one way to make it worse. Our perspective, our attitude,Continue Reading

What Financial lessons would you “Do-Over”?

“We don’t make mistakes; we create life experiences.” – Unknown I’m a big believer in the concept that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason becomes clear later in life, sometimes it doesn’t but, for me, trusting that even the worst experiences are part of a bigger plan makes the tough times easier toContinue Reading

Elevate your Finances

“Just as an elevator exists to transport you vertically to a higher floor, your thoughts, words and actions exist to elevate you to higher levels of health, wealth and happiness.” – Gary Ryan Blair I’ve come to believe that, in every aspect of our lives, there’s a strong connection between our level of success andContinue Reading

What should you do with extra cashflow?

Jack and Jill came to me regarding their financial situation. They have been married and working for the past three years and last year bought their first home together. They had a bunch of questions about various issues regarding taxes, insurance, retirement and investing. One of the most interesting issues came from the fact thatContinue Reading