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You Can Beat The Clock!

Can you believe it’s already November and another year is almost over?! While we may really try to enjoy each day and its unique moments, no matter what we do, time seems to just race by and here we are again, about to say goodbye to 2013. When we’re kids, the years positively dragged by, …

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Break Through Your Debt Ceiling

Last week our government ended its internal feud and reopened their doors for business as usual. In the wake of that decision, did Congress in effect, pass a bill that removed our debt ceiling altogether? The implications are disturbing but the reality is that U.S. citizens, and many others worldwide, live with that same mentality. …

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To Get Where You Want To Be, You Need A Map!

Can you believe it’s already Monday? This weekend at First Steps To Success just seemed to fly by and here we are at Monday again! But, thinking about how our weekends sometimes just zoom by, reminded me of a story one of our team members told me about her childhood. Growing up in a suburban …

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Will Your Retirement Be A Boom Or Bust?

They gave us rock-n-roll, they showed us a picture-perfect life in the suburbs, they defined an entire consumer culture and now, Baby Boomers are once again blazing new trails into retirement. Or are they? Undoubtedly they are the most influential generation since the turn of the 20th Century, as each step of their journey created …

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One Mindset That Is Destroying Your Finances (& How To Destroy IT!)

There are certain thoughts, beliefs and mindsets that have the potential to affect your entire life — in a great way or a horrible way. We all encounter them, and we all must make a decision to either follow through with those mindsets or to learn mindsets that will benefit us. Tune in to The …

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Fall Into Some Cash This Autumn

I don’t know about you, but it’s beginning to look and feel a lot more like fall around here! The Texas heat is finally starting to fade, and the cool air is settling in. (Thank God!) Whether you are already experiencing a full-blown autumn, or you are easing into it like we are here in …

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How To Grow Your Own Money Tree

Let’s talk today about one huge concept to do with money! Because I’m telling you, if you develop this mindset and really invest your time into it, your profits will grow like crazy! Have you ever been told “money doesn’t grow on trees?” Maybe your mom or dad, a teacher or a boss told you …

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How To Teach Through Example

Did you know kids are in school for 14,000 hours between kindergarten and 12th grade, but the vast majority of them never have a single class on managing their finances? Yet, the LA Times reported 2 in 3 college students graduate an average of $27,000 in debt. Many of those young people will carry that …