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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A Little Lunch Goes a Long Way

Making Time … Can Outlast Time I’m guessing your life looks a lot like mine. Wearing different hats, filling several roles can be daunting—from leading a family to leading a team at work, serving in the community, and finding time for personal pastimes, life can get hectic. But while it’s easy to get caught up…

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What Appreciation Truly Means

Lessons from a Long Cold Alaska Night Appreciation—it’s a simple word that carries big meaning, in fact, two meanings. On one hand, it applies to things like real estate that can have an increase in value. On the other, it describes what happens when we fully understand, or empathize with, another person. Taking it further,…

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Own Your Life—Don’t Rent It!

How Taking Ownership Can Change Everything When was the last time you washed a rental car? People don’t wash rental cars; they wash their own cars. What about upgrades to a rented home? You’re probably not going to invest in re-carpeting or renovations for a rental like you would a home you own. You see,…

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