Secrets of the Merely Wealthy

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George Mikan was the very first superstar of the NBA. He was the key to the league even surviving before it could thrive. Making him one of the most underappreciated athletes of all-time. Maybe because he was not athletic at all. His go-to move can best explain how to shoot a high percentage in the Stock Market as well, always has, but it has become equally under-utilized.

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This is a story for some of the hi-tech hot shots sitting around trying to come up with the next Google idea surrounded by empty pizza boxes. Or, for the students dreaming of a seat at that ping pong table. Or, for the parents whose kid is not a prodigy counting down the 10,000 hours it takes for mastery of a “gift” and still believes in a dead-end summer job instead.

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The most successful venture capitalist says he will not back anybody unless he sees at least one specific item on their resume – “a really shitty job at some point.”

A great professional of any kind, who has children, has a greater challenge. Comfort. Not one great story of achievement that I have ever been blessed to know has ever started from a place of too much comfort.

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If I turned left, I knew exactly what it looks like on the way back home. I had never seen where the other road goes,” he said with his eyebrows lifting. This entrepreneur turned rancher put the good in good ole boys and I just love listening to him. But, I didn’t know where this one was headed.

So, smack dab in the middle of Texas I called my wife and told her you better fly out to El Paso and meet me before I get into New Mexico cuz that’s where I might be headed next,” as his head lowered into adventure mode.

He explained, “And guys, that’s what peace of mind in retirement feels like to me…being able to have that choice.”

A plan is not limiting, it is liberating.

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I wished a happy Father’s Day to this guy who started working at age 8 chopping cotton. He got 10 cents for each scorching row all summer in the middle of Texas, with no shade trees to be found.

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Mikan Bird Shot Chart.JPG

George Mikan was the very first superstar of the NBA. He was the key to the league even surviving before it could thrive. Making him one of the most underappreciated athletes of all-time. Maybe because he was not athletic at all. His go-to move can best explain how to shoot a high percentage in the Stock Market as well, always has, but it has become equally under-utilized.

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The Shining.JPG

This is a story for some of the hi-tech hot shots sitting around trying to come up with the next Google idea surrounded by empty pizza boxes. Or, for the students dreaming of a seat at that ping pong table. Or, for the parents whose kid is not a prodigy counting down the 10,000 hours it takes for mastery of a “gift” and still believes in a dead-end summer job instead.

more
Summer Jobs 1.png

The most successful venture capitalist says he will not back anybody unless he sees at least one specific item on their resume – “a really shitty job at some point.”

A great professional of any kind, who has children, has a greater challenge. Comfort. Not one great story of achievement that I have ever been blessed to know has ever started from a place of too much comfort.

more
wimberley.jpg

If I turned left, I knew exactly what it looks like on the way back home. I had never seen where the other road goes,” he said with his eyebrows lifting. This entrepreneur turned rancher put the good in good ole boys and I just love listening to him. But, I didn’t know where this one was headed.

So, smack dab in the middle of Texas I called my wife and told her you better fly out to El Paso and meet me before I get into New Mexico cuz that’s where I might be headed next,” as his head lowered into adventure mode.

He explained, “And guys, that’s what peace of mind in retirement feels like to me…being able to have that choice.”

A plan is not limiting, it is liberating.

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Cotton Gin.jpg

I wished a happy Father’s Day to this guy who started working at age 8 chopping cotton. He got 10 cents for each scorching row all summer in the middle of Texas, with no shade trees to be found.

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How Much is Enough?

To find out what goes into your answer for this ultimate question – how much is enough? – click here.

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401(k) Founder: My creation is a "Monster"

Ted Benna, the “father of the 401(K),” created the first employer-based retirement savings program three decades ago, but recently told Smart Money magazine he feels like his creation has turned into a “monster.”

What if you could take your current retirement accounts and go back in time and create an old fashioned private pension instead? Click here

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Our Stories

Aristotle said, "the soul never thinks without a picture." Who are we to argue with that guy? So here you go…

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