Category Archives: Living the life of your dreams

Thoughts on Worth, Value and Income

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” ~ Marlon Brando That could go both ways (being overpaid or underpaid). Our beloved Bill Knoche presented on this topic at the monthly meeting of the “I HATE Budgeting … Continue reading

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The Joy of Giving (& Not Going Broke)

How can you be generous if you’re secretly worried about paying your bills? How can you really enjoy the holidays when you’re emotionally overwhelmed and feeling undone? Our own joyful budgeter Mari McNeil presented this very challenging subject and the … Continue reading

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What a Personal Financial Policy is & How it Makes Your Life Better

Most of economic theory is based on the assumption that we make rational, logical, and beneficial financial decisions. Ha! Most of us make purely emotional (or “socially informed”) decisions about money most of the time, some of which may be … Continue reading

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Financial Survival Skills & The Fate of the Cake Plate

I decided I would save my family money by painting our kitchen myself. I’m a pretty good painter, a friend who is an interior designer helped me choose paint colors, and Home Depot offered a rebate on paint. The kitchen … Continue reading

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Hate Budgeting? Minimalism Might Help

Wouldn’t it be great if you only had to afford stuff you really loved and regularly used? <– And no matter what kind of stuff or how much stuff you have, some people simply won’t like you and that is … Continue reading

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What I See in My Work as a Financial Planner

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM professional and as President of Lauber Financial Planning, a Registered Investment Advisor, I have a code of confidentiality, so absolutely no names or identifying information will be shared here – or anywhere. Some years ago I … Continue reading

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The moment in a parking lot that I realized a big truth

It was evening and I was walking to my car after a very interesting theater experience (about philanthropy, family, grief, and asking people for money, put on by Theatre For Change).  I was casually chatting with a client as we both … Continue reading

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