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One More Zero

Imagine what would be different in your life if you woke up this morning and your portfolio and your net worth had one more zero – at the end?  Or two more zeros.  If your net worth changed overnight from say, two million to twenty million dollars? Jim Rohn, the business philosopher said, “The major question to ask on the job is not what are you getting. The major question to ask on the job is what are you becoming?”  At...

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The KFC Principle

Tom Peters said, “What gets measured gets done.” There is an amazing thing that happens when you start measuring something.  Weight Watchers uses this principal and helps people produce tremendous results.  Successful coaches, teachers and trainers use this principal to help people bring out the best in themselves. Around the world KFC is one of the most recognizable consumer brands.  But KFC can stand for more than Kentucky Fried...

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Three Big Ones

As far as I can tell, the only reason to achieve financial goals is to more fully experience and enjoy our most deeply held values.  Having enough money to have the flexibility to do things for and with the people we want allows us to share experiences and fuel our zest for living.  It’s not about the money really.  It’s about the life. When it comes to achieving financial goals, they all have a common denominator: having enough money. ...

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The Immutable Law of 168

Tom Peters, the management guru, said, “Calendars never lie.  They are 100% accurate and visible indicators of your priorities.” There’s the Prado Principal or “the 80/20 Rule” (where 80% of the results come from the top 20%) and the Rule of 72 (72 divided by any percentage gives you the approximate number of years it takes for your money to double).  But one of the most powerful principals is the Immutable Law of 168. The...

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Gold

With a “Cash for Gold” store on every corner and the airwaves saturated with commercials, it is clear that gold has been catching the eyes of investors as world unrest continues.  The price of gold has fluctuated from a low of $250 an ounce in 1999 to a high in 2011 of $1,917.90 an ounce. “…miners would chain one leg of a bull to one leg of a bear…” Gold was the supreme measure of value and the one common currency of...

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