Knowing when to go slow.

Knowing when to go slow.

Last week my wife and I drove to Tucson Arizona from Southern California. We set off from our home at 4am to miss the daily commuter traffic. We envisaged an event free journey and we would make our destination in good time and within the 7 and a half hours.What we did not account for was the really heavy rain. Living in the UK, I had experience my...

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Teaching the next generation about money through games.

Teaching the next generation about money through games.

I had the pleasure and honor of being on the Leaders Of Tranformation podcast with Nicole Janson. A great conversation about money habits and how we address financial illiteracy.

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What Can Games Teach Us About Money?

What Can Games Teach Us About Money?

I had the honor of beong on The Maple Money Show with Tom Drake. We spoke aboutmoney, kids and gamification. 

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Unlocking your child's possibilities.

Unlocking your child's possibilities.

I am sure you have facilitated or have been part of one of the age-old conversations between parent and child.“What do you want to be when you grow up?”The Career Talk. Father: Son, what are you going to do with your life?Son: I don’t know.This is such a loaded question for the majority of us. This is one of the hardest questions we will ever ...

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5 mistakes that I have made as a business owner.

5 mistakes that I have made as a business owner.

Quite often you hear about overnight successes. Being a business owner is easy. Things are so obvious and no-one ever makes mistakes. Well, you have heard the analogy of the duck, and the perspective above and below the waterline.Being a successful business owner is so subjective.Are you there to make money, provide a service, put something back in...

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

In life there is always something that we want.I want some new shoesI want a better phoneI want a better jobI want to be a better person.All these wants often come at a price. The price being something of value. By that I mean achievement. You may need more money or you may need to make a smarter decision when buying your next pair of shoes. Or you...

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That Extra Step

That Extra Step

In life, there are essentially doers and talkers. You need to think about this for yourself and work out which category you fit in.How many of you have started many projects, but given up half way though? Worked on homework or a project and then simply stopped. This is due to a wide variety of reasons that include being bored, tired or lacking will...

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Pebble in a Pond

Pebble in a Pond

Every action has a reaction and a consequence. If you throw a pebble into a pond, ripples occur and get bigger further out.I had planned to go to a lunch and learn event nearby. A great place to network and watch presentations from people in the business world who share their nuggets of pure gold.Wherever I go, I always plan on allowing extra time ...

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Save first, Spend later

Save first, Spend later

Save First, and Then Spend Pay yourself first. When I first heard this phrase, I actually thought, how do I pay myself? What with?Then I realized that it is not really pay yourself first, but save first and then spend.At some point in time in our lives, it is likely that we have been short of money. Whether it be at the grocery store, travelin...

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Should we be messsaging kids more about money?

Should we be messsaging kids more about money?

In today’s society, kids are bombarded with messages. Hundreds of messages like: Don’t speak to strangers or take their candyDon’t smokeDon’ drink or text and driveUse protectionWear sunscreenDon’t swim after eatingThe list goes on and on and on. But no-one is messaging to kids how they should be managing their money.Messages like these s...

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