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

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

What’s the Plan?

Practical Prosperity for Business

2016 has absolutely flown by. Maybe even too fast for some people. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on how your business performed this year. Some business owners may be completely pleased with the results. However, I would guess that most owners have an idea of what they could have… Read More

Avoid Illusion & Embrace Reality

The Mackey Advisors Way

It’s not uncommon for a potential client to ask us “Why Mackey Advisors™?”  In many cases they have come across free financial planning “tools” through various websites and other financial services firms like Fidelity or Vanguard.  This is a very pertinent question and one we are happy to answer. Let’s start with this question.  “What’s… Read More

How to Change Your Life…with Three Simple Questions

Choosing Prosperity

Does life happen through you or to you? Are you moving toward what you want or away from what you don’t want? What you are choosing?   These seem like simple questions. But how you answer them has a profound difference in how your life or business unfolds and how much joy you experience in… Read More

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays…

The traveling that comes with the holidays is often hectic.  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles does a great job of describing how everyone feels traveling near the holidays.  Steve Martin is frustrated at every turn.  He is the perfect embodiment of the social side of travel.   There are some financial lessons to be learned from the… Read More

It’s the Season to Become Wildly Prosperous!

The Mackey Advisors Way

As the weather begins to cool down, most Americans tend to venture outside again.  Trapped at slippery poolsides or in cool, dark movie theaters with artificial, icy air, for 4 months, it only makes sense that it be time for change.  The new season is also a time to become wildly prosperous and maybe even… Read More

Just Say No to Micromanagement

6 Steps to Setting up Accountability Systems

As a babyprenuer, I was an accomplished micromanager.  I coordinated day long retreats and got my entire team fired up toward our annual goals.  I would create BIG plans and set BIG goals. The team participated, sort of, but mostly they went along with what I wanted to do.  After all, I was the Boss…. Read More

A Cybercrime That Could Bankrupt Your Company

During the summer of 2008, a different type of cybercrime was identified — corporate account takeover. It is costly and ranks among the fastest and most stealthy type of attack. Cybercriminals engaging in this activity surreptitiously obtain an entity’s financial banking credentials, use software to hijack one of its computers remotely and steal funds from… Read More