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

Caring for Parents and Children – 5 Things to do NOW

The Sandwich Generation:  A colorful label for the people who find themselves providing financial, emotional and physical support for both their aging parents and their children at the same time.  According to a 2013 Pew Research Center report, nearly half of adults in the sandwich generation have a parent age 65 or older and are… Read More

Change: Every Business Owner’s Least Favorite Word

Practical Prosperity for Business

  Change is inevitable. It can easily take anyone out of the comfort zone and into the fire. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Change can be calculated and it can certainly have a positive impact on a business. Every business can improve if it takes the right steps to make a positive… Read More

IRA Contributions

So instead of wasting your time trying to convince you how great they are, I would rather discuss the mechanics of how you take advantage of them. Devise a savings strategy and start the automatic saving. IRAs come in two flavors: Traditional and Roth.  Traditional IRAs are tax-deferred, i.e., money grows year-after-year without Uncle Sam… Read More