Love Living on a Budget

Passion and Work

“Why are you here?” I asked.  The Fortune 500 Executive responded, “Because I am burnt out and exhausted.”  “The company keeps reducing our department and adding more work load to those of us that aren’t cut.”  “I am working sixty to eighty hours a week.” “I want to find out how soon I can quit/retire.”… Read More

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Ask Mackey I When to Ask for Financial Help

Episode 1 - 2016

When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time? Today. The same thinking applies to getting financial help. When is the best time to get financial advice? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time? Today. Mackey quickly discusses why it is important to ask… Read More

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When & How to Ask for Financial Help

When is the best time to plant a tree?  Twenty years ago. When is the next best time?  Today. The same thinking applies to getting financial help. When is the best time to get financial advice?  Twenty years ago.  When is the next best time?  Today. Seriously, the answer is always earlier is better.  The… Read More

Ask Mackey 8 2015

Ask Mackey | Joy & Money

Episode 8 - 2015

Mackey discusses the intersection of joy & money. The Intersection of Joy and Money happens when you are present to both joy and money simultaneously in the present. This is true prosperity. Joy is not in things, it is in you. Joy is an inside job. Money is used to get things. If joy is… Read More

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What is The Intersection of Joy & Money?

Joy is not in things, it is in you. The Intersection of Joy and Money happens when you are present to both joy and money simultaneously in the present. This is true prosperity. Joy is not in things, it is in you. Joy is an inside job. Money is used to get things. If joy… Read More

ASK MACKEY episode 7

Ask Mackey | Prosperity vs. Wealth

Episode 7 - 2015

Mackey discusses the difference between wealth and prosperity.   Wealth is a number. When you have a wealth plan you have a number to achieve so you can quit working. Wealth is the end game. If I can just get to $X then I can, fill in the blank. But, where is your life in… Read More

Ask Mackey - Episode 6

Ask Mackey | Beliefs & Persistence

Episode 6 - 2015

Mackey discusses beliefs & persistence. Change your beliefs and you change your life. Persist in aligning your inner beliefs with the life you want to create and watch it unfold. Yes, it still takes work, but once your beliefs are aligned, they propel you forward, instead of holding you back. For suggestions on how to… Read More

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Beliefs & Persistence, How do They Dance Together?

In talking with a fellow CPA recently, he said, “I have known many CPA’s who have tried, usually unsuccessfully, to start wealth management firms. “But I know of no others who have done so as successfully as you.” WOW. This took my breathe away. I closed my eyes and asked myself, “is this what I… Read More