BUYING HAPPINESS?

Imagine you had $1 million, right now, to spend on whatever you want. What would you buy with it? Houses, cars, jewelry, property, lavish vacations, fine art? What if it were $10 million? Or $10 billion? The things you could do, right?! But there’s one thing you couldn’t buy, no matter how limitless the dollars:…

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Why Uncle Sam’s Plan Isn’t the Best

I’ll Take 25%, Thank You! What if there were a kingdom, where the king wanted to encourage his people to be more self-sufficient? So he taught them to grow vegetable gardens and tend to their own farms. They became prosperous. They provided for themselves. They no longer needed handouts from the king. But … then…

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My Top 3 Financial Vehicles for Retirement

There’s a special lake in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming. It’s not easy to get to—in fact, if we didn’t have our Jeep Rubicon, I’m not sure we’d be able to make the annual trek there with our kids and grandkids. There are times when we’ve been able to catch 200 to 300 brook trout…

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Turn Stories into Histories

How to Capture Life Experiences This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day and remember the many who have gone before us. Their stories are our stories and their lessons learned can be ours. In my mind, many of these generations are heroes.                                         My dad was one of my heroes—he taught me to work hard; he…

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The Power of Stories

When I was a child back in the 50s, my brother Sherm and I had one television program that stood out for us above all: Nightmare Theater. Every Friday it promised frightening creatures, terrifying monsters and heart-pounding thrills. There were a couple problems, however: 1) it started late, long after bedtime, and 2) our parents…

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ESCAPE THE TAX TRAP

If you were going into business with a partner, what kind of characteristics would you look for? Or what about in marriage? When we ask our audiences this same question at our Abundance by Choice events, the responses typically include: honest, responsible, accountable, trustworthy, transparent, loyal, and having common sense. Think about your retirement now.…

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Hoping to Double Your Money?

In many ways, we could distill humanity’s common quest in life as the quest for “more.”That drive for more is what helped man discover fire, agriculture and trade. It’s what urged explorers like Columbus and Magellan to venture out across the Atlantic. It’s what’s took us to the moon, and what’s nudging us to find…

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The Equivalent of a 2-hour Workout in 21 Minutes

I’m excited about something on the cutting edge of fitness and technology that has arrived—the first in Utah and it’s located in Holladay. Are you ready to try something new that disrupts conventional human fitness paradigms to create a completely new standard for optimizing your physical fitness and recovery? It’s Vasper Training Systems and it’s…

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There’s NO Tax in Tax-Free

There’s a joke that my grandchildren love—it starts out: There’s a guy, he goes to a hamburger stand and he orders a hamburger, a shake and a large order of French fries. The gal says, “Sorry sir, we’re out of French fries for now. “Oh okay,” he says. “I’ll have a hamburger, a shake and…

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Market Crash Robs $2.3 Trillion from Investors

Matt Krantz from USA Today just wrote an article four days ago about the market crash that has destroyed $2.3 trillion from the market and $1.5 trillion in net wealth since the beginning of the year. December 31st the market (DOW Jones) was at 17,425.03 and at the time of his article was 15,988.08, down…

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