The U.S. Economy

This past month, the Mackey Advisors team attended an economics presentation by Alan Beaulieu, the President of ITR Economics and a leading authority on global economics.  His presentations are informative and detailed providing unique insight into economic trends; both short and long term.  His latest report was positive and upbeat, especially for the United States…. Read More

Ask Mackey | The 3 Signs

Approaching a railroad crossing when the train is on the nearby track, you are faced with flashing red lights, a red and white stripped cross bar, a big X sign that says, Railroad Crossing.  DO NOT PROCEED is clearly the message! You have the same kind of warning signals in your business, if you know… Read More

3 Signals Your Financial Systems Are Broken

Approaching a railroad crossing when the train is on the nearby track, you are faced with flashing red lights, a red and white stripped cross bar, a big X sign that says, Railroad Crossing.  DO NOT PROCEED is clearly the message! You have the same kind of warning signals in your business, if you know… Read More

Let’s Get Results!

Practical Prosperity for Business

We all want to see results from the efforts we put forth.  We want to know if all the saving we have done over the years has made our bank account larger, or if the healthy lifestyle we have been living is making our clothes fit better and our energy level increase.  As business owners,… Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

Practical Prosperity

Resolutions are supposed to be your intention for the new year, not a to-do list for the first week of January that is never fully completed.  I have yet to see someone accomplish a resolution within a week.  We usually get “busy” and  stop caring about what we set out to accomplish within the first… Read More

Ask Mackey | The Right Tools

Like many young women, I learned to cook watching my Mother.  By the time I left home, I was pretty good too. My love of cooking was fostered in two ways.  One, I loved to eat.  And two, there was nothing better in my book than sharing a meal with family and friends.  What I… Read More

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

4th quarter 2016

All indicators are now pointing, more or less, in a positive direction for the U.S. economy.  The consumer continues to be in the driver’s seat, enjoying low energy prices, low borrowing costs (for now anyway), rising wages and a strong housing market.  As far as the economy is concerned, the elections were a non-event.  Although… Read More

How Entrepreneurs Prosper

The Secret Sauce of Finance, the Right Tools and the Knowledge to Use Them

Like many young women, I learned to cook watching my Mother.  She was a great southern cook, her specialty being fried chicken. By the time I left home, I was pretty good too. My love of cooking was fostered in two ways.  One, I loved to eat.  And two, there was nothing better in my… Read More

What to Consider When Adding a Partner or Shareholder

Practical Prosperity for Business

Adding a partner or shareholder is not simple.  As with any agreement involving money, spending the time having difficult conversations up front is well worth your time and energy.  A clear agreement avoids unnecessary conflicts that can sabotage or derail your business by taking energy from the business and focusing it on the conflict. Here are… Read More

Client Spotlight – Glier’s Meats

In 1946, Robert Glier returned home from World War II.  He bought a small store with a sausage kitchen and a smokehouse.  Robert made sausages as his wife, Louise, assisted customers.  In the winter months, he created his version of a celebrated regional dish of pork, beef, steel-cuts oats and seasoning.  Somewhat like sausage and… Read More