School is starting. Parents rejoice! I met a couple the other day that were out getting coffee in the morning because they had just dropped their child off for his first day of pre-school. They seemed very confused, and admitted they didn’t know what to do with their newly found free time. Kids are great. You get to watch them grow and play, and teach them how to be an integral part of our society. Kids are the biggest investment you can make in your life, and theirs.
Marriage changes so many things. I mean, it’s one of the biggest relationship status updates you can make on Facebook. You most likely are starting to make a home with someone, not just live with them. Nothing can bring two people together like marriage, except maybe a bank account. This week on the Let’s Talk Future show we shared some pretty interesting facts about how people save. Rather, the differences in peoples saving habits as it relates to their jobs and personal lives.
A pillar is a person or thing regarded as reliably providing essential support for something.
There are many pillars in this life. There are pillars to happiness, relationships, and wealth. Pillars are simply the bare bones that are required before all the confusing routes and rules to get something and somewhere are developed. For example, the pillars of the United States are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Everything else was built around those three standing pillars, or principles.
Here at Let’s Talk Future our goal is to cut through the noise and non-sense about money and give you the tools you need to help build wealth, invest for the future, and put a plan in place. Those are our show pillars.
Does anyone remember Reebok’s Easy Tone shoes? Those were the shoes that were supposed to make you toned just by walking. What about that Splenda used to market itself as the same as sugar? Well, they both made these outlandish claims that were debunked, and were both fined millions of dollars. Obviously a shoe can’t be a substitute for the gym, and sugar is not the same as a sugar substitute. Both of these claims are what many would call “too good to be true”. Too good to be true claims are made all the time in advertising. They pull at our emotions. Car dealerships, insurance, and cable companies are great examples. They advertise a great offer, but looking closer you can see it’s only for a short time.
People go to the gym looking for change. You will see some people running furiously on treadmills, and some lifting as much weight as they can. It’s safe to say that anyone going to the gym would like to get the max out of their workout efforts. While some go looking for change, most of the time change catches us by surprise. One of the biggest changes in your life will be your switch from full time work to the relaxation of retirement. Imagine you’ll have the time to do everything you’ve always wanted to do; work on those house projects, go on vacation, or just spend time with friends and family.>