1.  Everyone plans on starting “tomorrow”. 

      The bad part about that is the next thing you know, it’s 6 months later and you still haven’t started.

2.  The numbers can be intimidating.

      Whether it’s “I need to save $1 Million Dollars” or “I need to lose 50 pounds”, those are really scary numbers.  Rather than getting overwhelmed by big numbers, start small…..but start.

3.  Daily decisions can have a huge impact on the big picture.

     OK, OK  you’re not perfect.  You did some “retail therapy” and bought something that wasn’t on your budget or you did some “food therapy” and went out for ice cream.  Don’t let a minor misstep sabotage your whole plan.  Get back on track.

4.  Neither dieting or saving provides any instant gratification but in the long run, it will be a life changer.

5.  Getting a coach will greatly improve your chances of success.

     A coach will separate the emotion from the intellect.  When you start to freak out because the market dropped, a coach will remind you that you are in it for the long haul. 

6.  There is no “one size fits all” solution for either dieting or saving.

     For some, saving means investing; for others the market is too risky and they would lose sleep at night worrying about their money.

7.  It’s tough.

     No doubt about it, it’s hard work.  But, it is possible.

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When should you start receiving Social Security Benefits?

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SW Valley Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn Schedule

I will be giving educational seminars on the first Thursday of each month at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear.  They […]
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Are you in the planning to plan stage?

Every day I meet someone who tells me that they know they should be doing something about retirement planning but……. a.  They are too busy now.  […]