Back to the Future: Look Backward to Look Forward

accomplish your 2015 goals

If you’re like most people, you have several goals for 2015, and being better off financially is probably one of them. That’s good, but in the rush to move on to something new, there’s a missed opportunity if you don’t first look at your 2014 goals. This review actually isn’t limited to goals. You also want to look at your behavior and feelings about different financial decisions. Did some goals fall into place while others were a struggle? Did you feel really good about certain choices but … [Read more...]

What Will Work Look Like in a Post-Consumer Society?

From the beginning of the Industrial Age in the west, Europe and North America built their wealth thanks to a consumer society.  Consumers bought things, driving demand for more goods and providing jobs for more people.  People moved to urban centers where factories, then industrial parks, grew and grew.  The need for managers grew as more employees were hired; managers needed to be better educated than their direct reports, so the demand for college education increased.  The middle class grew.  … [Read more...]

Retreat Yourself

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Editor's note: Kate inspired us all to cultivate a long term vision at the July WIC monthly meeting.  In this blog, she offers specific guidance for doing this kind of long-term planning. Long-term planning.  We all know it’s important.  But for most of us, it’s the to-do that always slips to the bottom — or right off — the list! Since there is never enough time, why not pair planning with fun?  Retreat yourself! Time out One of my clients goes on a personal retreat twice a year for … [Read more...]