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toomuchstuff

Unhook Yourself!

Have you ever heard the phrase less is more? When it comes to “stuff” I’m really beginning to learn this lesson. It’s taken a while but I’m finally getting it. When I look around my house, I have to ask myself… where did all this stuff come from? How have I accumulated so much “stuff”? […]

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Spend Much Today?

GDP Explained Part 1 – Consumption Have you ever wondered what really makes up Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or what it is? The government is not the only group who contributes to GDP. Gross Domestic Product is the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. It is one way to measure […]

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Get $ Fit Challenge – February

  At Preferred Financial Strategies we are challenging our clients to think about little ways they can improve their financial fitness. We are calling it the: “Get $ Fit Challenge” Each month we will ask our clients, our listeners and our readers to respond to a simple challenge that will help them become more financially […]

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Get $ Fit Challenge

It’s that time of year! You know… the time that most people think about fitness and resolutions. However I’m not talking about physical fitness… I’m talking about financial fitness. At Preferred Financial Strategies we are challenging our clients to think about little ways they can improve their financial fitness. We are calling it the: “Get $ […]

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What's a Fiscal Cliff?

The fiscal choice: Cliff, ledge or ladder

The fiscal choice:  Cliff, ledge or ladder A free white paper for your review Dr. David Kelly is a well-known and well respected economist with J.P. Morgan Asset Management.    One thing I’ve always appreciated about him is that he speaks so lay people can understand him.  As you may know, economists are not known for […]

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CPI – Real Number or Pie in The Sky?

No doubt you have heard repeatedly about the CPI.  No, this isn’t a professional designation!  CPI stands for the Consumer Price Index. The CPI, a common measure of inflation, is discussed monthly with the various reports that come out from the government.  What does the CPI mean to you?  Is it a real number?  How […]

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Yours, Mine & Ours: Ten Tips for Talking to Your Partner About Money

This can be one of the most difficult of all unions but it doesn’t have to be. Since I started thinking about writing this blog I seem to keep having a recurring thought…If I had only known. This is true on so many levels that I toyed with the idea of making that the name […]

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Raising Financially Savvy Kids

During the 1990s it may have seemed like money grew on trees. We had a robust market where investment portfolios grew significantly and a lot of people used their home equity as a line of credit. In the last 10 years this has changed. Just as it’s important to talk to your aging parents about […]

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