Radio: Getting Your Finances in Order
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David John Marotta was interviewed on Radio 1070’s Schilling Show discussing getting your finances in order.

The Route from Wealth to Well-being
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We don’t write a lot about how to spend money, but an international study published this year claims to have found the route from wealth to well-being through spending money.

The Business of Being an Artist
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Financial planning is simply doing what it takes to give you the means to do what you want. The poorer you are the more you need financial planning. You don’t have any margin for mistakes.

How to Set Retirement Goals
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A fee-only financial advisor can provide the decades of support and encouragement to make financial planning, effective life planning.

Avoid Age Appropriate Money Mistakes
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Every decade of life brings new financial challenges. Try to avoid these common pitfalls.

Interview of Dr. Randall Bell, Author of “Rich Habits, Rich Life”
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Dr. Randall Bell develops strategies to overcome problems and maximize peak performance.

Narrowly Framed Questions Fail to Meet Life Goals
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Purchasing investment products in isolation from the larger context of your specific situation is like pushing random buttons on a vending machine in order to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for your family.

The Happy Habits of Appreciation and Gratitude
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Life planning begins as thoughts and ultimately shapes our entire destiny.

Investing 101: Things to Think About Before You Invest
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With a little preparation, you can save and invest over your lifetime to meet your financial goals and dreams.

A Year of Financially Healthy Habits
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It is the season of spring cleaning, so here’s a calendar of ways to clean up your finances one step at a time.

What Games Can’t Teach You About Investing
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Many people are first exposed to investing in grade school through a very simple game. Unfortunately, this game teaches all the wrong lessons.

Healthy And Wealthy Adds A Decade To Your Life Expectancy
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The national average life expectancy is not a good measure for our clients’ life expectancy. That means planning beyond ages 82 and 85.

Lessons From The Lottery
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For those of us who don’t like playing the lottery, does the lottery have anything to offer us?

Managerial Lessons from Game Mastering
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Pen-and-paper roleplaying games have a lot of unique lessons to offer, particularly for policymakers and managers.

The Complete Guide to Automating Your Savings
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After automating your entire investment plan, you can save and invest without even having to watch.

How to Get Jobs for “Unemployable” Degrees
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The list of jobs for a History major seems quite short: Historian and Historic Preservation come quickly, then maybe Politics, if you think particularly hard about it.

Radio Interview: Ideas for Success
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David John Marotta was recently interviewed on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show discussing success, and how to structure your life for greater chances of success.

Financial Willpower
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The amount of energy available in the brain to exercise self-regulation and resist temptation is a limited resource. When the account runs out, well… you know the kind of decisions you make.

Five Principles Of Spending
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How to judge if your money was well spent.

The Drive of the Lottery
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The lottery is based on the most powerful way to motivate people and change their behavior: a variable reward in response to a specific behavior.

The Mindset of the Lottery
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The classic conversational pastime of answering the question, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” could help you or it could hurt.

Achieving Financial Peace Of Mind
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One goes to bed, while the other sits down to manage the family finances.

Chipotle’s Wisdom
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These quotes are provocative for what they say about us as Americans.

Newlywed To Do List
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While you know about the duplicate wedding gifts to exchange or return, and your mother is reminding you to finish writing Thank You notes, you might not remember all the other things you need to do.

Make Sure Clients Road-Test Retirement
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“Ascertain whether they’re ready for changes in lifestyle and finances for the next stage of their lives”

Develop A Network Of Friends In Retirement
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Having community is important for a successful retirement. Men may find it requires more work to achieve.

How To Prepare For The “Coming Financial Apocalypse”
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You should be just as prepared for the possibility that the world as we know it is not ending.

Is It Really Time To Get Out Of The City?
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Should I fear panicked looting and riots when the food distribution fails?

Five Things More Important Than Politics
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This holiday season, remember to cherish the important values of life.

Is A Financial Apocalypse Coming?
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Should you buy as much gold as you can get your hands on?

Millionaires’ Biggest Financial Regret
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In a survey of millionaires’ top money regrets, the one that overwhelmingly prevails should not surprised us.

Brain Trust: 100 Ivy League Business & Entrepreneurship Courses You Can Take for Free
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Web-based MBA programs have become increasingly popular among working professionals, who are balancing work, school and other life obligations.

Making Peace with your Money Past
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Money plays such a personal role in our lives that most people learn early on to keep their financial affairs a secret. These shadows promote many different varieties of financial pathologies and distress.

One Successful Way To Find Happiness
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Some struggles are inevitable, but others are decided by who you marry. This kitten married well.

Help Recent Graduates Find a Fulfilling Career
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This kitten knows his area of genius. Be more like this kitten.

10 Best Places to Retire Abroad
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If you like stable governments, low crime rates, socializing, great food, wine, culture and the dependability of developed countries, this list is for you

Welfare Prevention Is Financial Planning
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This kitten is willing to ask for help. Be more like this kitten.

Financial Planning Lessons from Downton Abbey: Part 2
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Lord Grantham, the master of Downton Abbey, continues to offer insightful financial lessons as he bumbles his wealth management responsibilities.

Financial Planning Lessons from Downton Abbey
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As a financial advisor, season 3 of Downton Abbey has become the most interesting as deep-level financial tension has begun to infiltrate the Crawley family drama.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Retirement Planning
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This kitten knows how to retire. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Goal Setting and Keeping
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This kitten boldly shares her goals with others. Be more like this kitten.

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career
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And “The Top 6 Communication Skills That Will Get You Promoted”

Financially Savvy Kittens on Value Wealth Management
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This kitten aligns her finances with her values. Be more like this kitten.

Success and Significance in Retirement
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Most Americans fail to plan adequately for retirement. As a result, they often miss out on opportunities to enjoy the second half of life.

Old Abe’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
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I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving.

Free Printable Online Crossword Puzzle
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Want to try your hands at our latest advertising campaign. Print your own copy of our crossword!

$ ?s: Social Security Earnings Test Limits for 2012
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Despite being told on the Social Security website that you will lose benefits, those who go back to work will earn a higher benefit in the future and will make up for their penalized earnings.

Suddenly Wealthy
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Studies show that onetime windfalls can actually impoverish you. They make you feel rich, which inevitably leads to overspending. But wealth is what you save, not what you spend.

10 Life Planning Lessons -Wealth Management Carnival #2
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In our second edition of the Wealth Management Carnival, we’re linking to articles about general life planning, from good habits to cultivate, to life insurance considerations, to financial calculators.

You need life planning.
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Quote from David John Marotta on why you need life planning.

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