Are things looking up?

“The past does not define you, the present does.” – Jillian Michaels Phew! I’m feeling rested this week–how about you? Sure was nice to wake up Sunday morning with an “extra” hour of sleep, thanks to Daylight Savings–well, Daylight “Losings” in this case. And I’ve got some insight about the current economy–as well as a special offer for you at … Read More

R MendenAre things looking up?

And you think WE’VE got it bad!

“The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.” – Esther Williams It sometimes seems to me like this country is torn up with envy. (By the way, I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was nice and slow at home and outside with the family–enjoying the fall weather. Only a few … Read More

R MendenAnd you think WE’VE got it bad!

Protect yourself

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” -Peter Marshall This is that time of year when all sorts of tax-related proposals are bouncing around Capitol Hill. It’s not really worth the regular family’s time to be paying attention to the ramifications of these proposals–of course, that is, outside of making your opinions known to your own representatives. But … Read More

R MendenProtect yourself

It’s a new world

“If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?” – Basil S. Walsh I’m writing this on Columbus Day…which is really an interesting holiday, right? Chances are, if it weren’t for the fact that government offices shut down for it (most notably, the USPS), I’m not sure that many folks would celebrate it much … Read More

R MendenIt’s a new world

Make the ‘space’ work for you

You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it. – Charles Buxton We’re rolling into fall, and getting ready for tax season around here. So here’s my question: Are YOU ready for tax season? The reason I ask is that you may not be aware that there are steps which you can *still* … Read More

R MendenMake the ‘space’ work for you

Surrounded by beauty

“You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones Well, I generated some nice reaction last week with my plea that we all calm down! Many thoughtfully wrote me about their opinions–and it all made me think. That’s one of the … Read More

R MendenSurrounded by beauty

Let’s all calm down…

He who laughs, lasts. – Mary Poole There is a LOT of political clamor these days about health care and government spending, and it’s about time I weighed in as YOUR personal financial guide. But here’s my main point–we all need to calm down and stop talking (or screaming) past each other. Advocates of small government are angry. And their … Read More

R MendenLet’s all calm down…

Where to find more sources of income

It’s always too soon to quit. – Norman Vincent Peale No, the recession isn’t over. Yes, there is good news out there–and I LOVE sharing good news with my clients and friends, but over the weekend, I was reminded again about how often we can just *grasp* at every item of good news, and not recognize the underlying truth. Saw … Read More

R MendenWhere to find more sources of income

Don’t miss your chance on these…

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. – Tyron Edwards How was your long weekend? Hey–whatever your opinion about labor unions, I think we all appreciate an extra “day off” now and then (though, as with many business owners, my “day off” wasn’t exactly just burgers … Read More

R MendenDon’t miss your chance on these…

Some warnings–and hope for the downtrodden…

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood First for the warnings… Are you a social media butterfly…and hiding from the IRS? (Well, in truth–if you’re one of our clients, that’s HIGHLY unlikely. 🙂 ) You better watch out–looks like our federal friends are starting … Read More

R MendenSome warnings–and hope for the downtrodden…