Prospering in a Chaotic World

4 Secrets of Success

With the world at your fingertips, your choices have never been greater. The pace of life has never been faster. The constant expectation from every corner of your life that you will respond immediately to any and all communications can make you feel exhausted before you step out of bed in the morning. How do… Read More

Begin with the End in Mind

Intentional Goal Setting

Our culture supports the idea that life progresses by accomplishing goals. Accomplishing goals is satisfying and gives you a feeling of accomplishment. Small ones like checking off a to do list are fun. Big ones like achieving the annual company goals are even more exciting. The life you get is a result of the choices… Read More

2015 Investment Report: Dare to Believe?

Looking back on 2014, people are going to say it was a great year to be an investor. They won’t remember how uncertain the journey felt right up to the last day of a year that saw the S&P 500 close at a record level on 53 different days. Think back over a good year… Read More

The myRA Retirement Accounts are Now a Reality

Way back in February 2014, I penned a blog about a new option for workers whose employers did not have a workplace savings plan. It was dubbed the myRA and was designed as a starter savings account. President Obama discussed the new savings option in his State of the Union Address last year and the U.S…. Read More

Secret 3 to Making Effective New Years Resolutions

Part 3 of 3

If you have been following this post, you have taken some of your big hairy audacious goals and turned them into small steps. You’ve looked at the intention to your goals and found the higher purpose you are seeking. You have given yourself permission to change the measurement of your goal if you reach your… Read More

Secret 2 to Making Effective New Years Resolutions

Part 2 of 3

How are you doing with starting small on your New Year’s resolutions? Have you adjusted your list yet? Recalibrated any of your goals to start small? I love my new start small goal. My meditation practice is up to 14 minutes and climbing. Remember, small changes are easy changes. Life is meant to be a… Read More

The Best Gift from Gen 1 to Gen 2

The Goering Center

Goering Center NewsletterJanuary 15, 2015by: Mackey McNeill He is 62, the first generation. She is 40, the second generation. They are ready to make the transition from Gen 1 to Gen 2. While the challenges are many, varied and complex, the financial issues that arise in this transfer of wealth provide an underpinning of success… Read More

The Three Secrets to Making Effective New Years Resolutions

Part 1 of 3

For years I made sweeping New Years resolutions. Losing weight was always on the top of list. The rest of the list consisted of a variety of things I wanted to change in my life. The items on the list were bound together like a sailors knot by the “should” word. My resolutions provided an… Read More

Good News for 529 Plan Savers

More Investment Flexibility

Call it a holiday gift. Thanks to legislation passed in December, beginning in 2015, owners of 529 accounts will be able to change the investment options on their existing plan contributions twice per calendar year instead of just once. This increased flexibility is a welcome option for parents and grandparents who use 529 plans to… Read More