According to research from the Life Foundation, over 58 million households lack one of the most important types of insurance you can have – LIFE INSURANCE. Especially during tough financial times, one of the first things that get eliminated from a monthly budget are items that are viewed as “expenses”. One of my buddies, personal... Read more »
How would you respond if you received an email inviting you to Washington DC for a special lunch with Hilliary Clinton and the President of the Philippines? I thought I was getting PUNK’D flying to DC and getting pitched to invest in Nigerian gold. When I arrived, it was all pomp and circumstance and finding... Read more »
How much will you need to help your kid through college by the time they graduate high school? During this summer, I've been asked quite frequently from friends and attendees to our workshops on how to plan for college, especially in tough times. It prompted me to dig into my video archives for a segment I did on WGN Morning News of getting cash for college...
Have you ever had the urge to buy something you KNOW you just don’t need? Then you look back and rethink what you have bought throughout the years and ask yourself, “Why did I need that?” One of the things I love about being a financial coach is hearing and learning through stories of how... Read more »
Do you know one of the greatest manuals I use to help gain insight into making Money Smart decisions? When it comes to managing money, discerning on what opportunities to take advantage of and people to surround myself with, there is no greater book to help me than the book of Proverbs...
Each year, our team comes up with a theme for a new year ahead. It honors the experiences we’ve learned from the year behind us, thankful of both good and bad. 2011 was BREAKOUT – a force emergence from a restrictive condition. With swagger, we attacked 2011, withstood it’s challenges and finished STRONG. Instead of... Read more »
Have you wondered how the government’s poor stewardship of our taxes may affect your future income and financial stability in retirement? What about the European debt crisis affecting us here in the United States? As if times today weren’t hard enough, this issue affects both young, old and everyone in between. All need to be... Read more »
In this episode, I draw an analogy of winning the money game with my favorite sport…football! I explain that in order to win the money game, you have to think of your financial strategies like building a championship football team. With Tom’s current investments in real estate, I make an analogy that this is like... Read more »
In the last episode, Tom admitted his fear of re-engaging in investing. After all, who wouldn’t be afraid of the stock market after losing $500k in a day? (Or worse, telling everyone of your friends that the stock market is bad, bad, bad!) In this episode, Tom faces his fear head-on. This time though, he... Read more »