Prospering in a Chaotic World

Secret Four - Measure your Progress & Reassess your Path

The fourth and final secret to being your most prosperous self is to measure your progress and take time to reassess your path. When you measure the right things, you stay focused on what is important. This is critical is a world of chaos, as it is easy to be attracted to the next shiny… 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

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

Sustainable Withdrawal Rates – Part 2

As mentioned in part I: Sustainable Withdrawal Rates, estimating the correct amount to withdraw from your retirement savings is critical in ensuring you make your investments last for your entire life as well as your spouses. Part II focuses on the various techniques that can be employed to minimize the risk associated with outliving your… Read More

Sustainable Withdrawal Rates – Part 1

You’ve worked hard your entire life and you’ve saved diligently to make sure you’d have financial freedom in retirement. Now that you are either in retirement or getting close to it, you need to make sure your finances, i.e. what you have in your retirement portfolio, lasts the rest of your life and possibly that… Read More

Do you really own a business?

Or does it own you?

As business owners, it is so easy to let the business become your life. So much to do, so little time. At least that is what we tell ourselves. For life to be worthwhile, it needs balance, and most business owners I meet have precious little of that in their lives. I think we have… Read More