Transitions: How to budget for a new baby and still save money

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! While exciting, there is a lot of preparation involved as you begin this next chapter (don’t freak out, breathe!). From baby showers to nursery decorating to baby name books, the path up to this point has been fun but also somewhat overwhelming — especially when it comes […]

Spotlight Interview Sherod Robertson, Owner of MusicRow Magazine

Retire While You Work: Spotlight Interview (ft. Sherod Robertson, MusicRow Magazine)

Business, happiness, Music, Success

MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson On being number one, “The Nashville Way,” and tackling fear head-on By Kara Frazier Listen to Sherod Robertson as a guest on Retire While You Work Radio here KF: I’m curious – what does your day to day look like at MusicRow? SR: We’re probably doing a minimum of 10-15 stories a […]

Career Burnout: The 5 Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneur (ft. MusicRowSearch’s Tom Truitt)

Do you find yourself 15 years down the road in the same job that you can’t stand? Are you afraid to step out of the corporate bubble and follow your true passion from fear of failure? Do you dream of doing what you love so that you will never have to work another day in […]

The Right Amount of Money to Retire

Magic Number, money, Retirement

Many people are fearful of retirement and may endure sleepless nights, wondering, “What is the right amount of money to retire?” My team and I want to help spark a real movement to change this old way of thinking about money and the unhealthy fears surrounding our money. The whole point of our philosophy is […]

How Much Can Money Equal Happiness?

finance, happiness, money

Can you guess how much money the happiest families of four make? In a recent study by the Huffington Post about happiness and money and how the two may coincide, it showed that at the national level, those making between $75,000-150,000 appeared to be the happiest. This suggests that making over $150,000 per year won’t […]

The Top 5 Life Regrets

Regrets

My therapist and good friend, Dr. Angela Thompson, shared with us a study by Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse and counselor who worked with terminally ill people for years, sharing the top 5 regrets of those in their final days. During Bronnie’s experience with these people, she collected data that when summarized below in bold, […]

LOVE is T-I-M-E

The most important lesson my father has taught me is that the way you spell LOVE is T-I-M-E. As a child, I didn’t really understand what he meant (and why he was such a bad speller..haha). Ever since I can remember, I have seen my father as one of the most hard-working, dedicated people I’ve […]

The Art of a Firedrill

finance, love, money

Last year, it hit me how so many of our clients – and many people in general – do not have an organized way to help their surviving loved ones carry on with their finances once they are no longer here. My team has witnessed spouses in distress because bills were piling up and they […]

Trump’s Presidency: Fear & Greed in the Market

It is no secret that Trump has caught the attention of many around the world. It just-so-happens that a heavy portion of our client meetings (try everyone of them for the past year) involve discussion about politics – Trump, Clinton, and the election – not healthcare, ISIS, investment portfolios, or financial planning, even. Many people […]

Are Experiences Worth More Than Material Things?

We’ve all heard the saying, “Money can’t buy happiness.” In many ways, I believe this is true! However, what if we readjusted our thinking to see that money can, in fact, allow us the chance to have experiences that we otherwise may not be able to pursue, leading us to greater happiness? As a Financial […]

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