Category: Financial Decisions

Valentine’s Special: Chocolate and Coaching

I’m offering a new coaching package for couples. Could you use some help improving your shared time management, figuring out priorities, getting better organized together? If you sign up for your first exploratory Strategy Session before Valentine’s Day, you’ll receive a box

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Consumer Decisions: Should we Invest into Possessions or Experiences?

If your finances are limited at all as a consumer, you are constantly faced with the decision: how should you spend your money in order to get the most lasting happiness and satisfaction from your purchases?  With the holidays and the gifting season coming up for many, this is

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Decision Skills Matter

To what extent do decision skills matter in real live? Do these skills actually lead to better decision outcomes and fewer unpleasant life events? Or, more specifically: do people who perform better on hypothetical decision tasks also make better real-world decisions, to the extent

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Just Out: Strategic Planning Guidebook

Here is another short guidebook I created. It is the result of many strategic planning sessions I facilitated for businesses as well as non-profit organizations, and it also serves as a companion to my workshops on this topic. Participants in

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Upcoming Workshop: Business Vision

My next workshop is targeted to small business owners, solo-preneurs, people in private practice, or those interested in starting a business. It will be an intensive session to hone your business vision and mission. The workshop is limited to a small number of

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Numerical Skills for Financial Decisions

Relatively few people own private long-term care insurance, even though long-term care is one of the largest financial risks currently facing older people. A new study suggests that poor numerical skills may explain a part of that phenomenon: people with better numerical skills

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Featured Video: Raise Your Children As Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial skills are not a part of traditional education, even though they are important if we want to empower more people to make an independent living in a world where not everyone can find a good job. In this TED

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Poll Results: My Readers’ Guesses on Retirement Savings

Thanks to all of you who submitted your guesses on retirement decisions! You can still access the poll, and read the original post. We always hear that people are not saving enough money in this country, and I was therefore curious to

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Savings and Retirement Decisions

How many Americans aged 30-54 believe they will not have enough money put away for retirement? According to the U.S. Census Bureau (retrieved from Statistic Brain Research Institute), as many as 80%. How many Americans don’t save anything for retirement? The U.S.

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Quotes: One-Armed Economist

“Bring me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, ‘on the one hand…on the other’.” — Attributed to U.S. President Harry Truman “Calculating expected value is the best way to get a ‘one-armed economist ‘out of a ‘two-armed’ one, a

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