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Your Money or Your Life

David Geller | Posted 12.12.2014 | Money
David Geller

I hope that my children will pass on our family values to my grandchildren who hopefully will pass it on to my great-grandchildren. I don't expect my great-grandchildren to remember my name. I do hope they understand the value of being an entrepreneur and living by our family values.

Privacy Is Overrated

David Geller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
David Geller

Privacy is important, but when facing a challenging situation, we also want a safe and supportive environment where we can talk openly and be vulnerable. When we can be vulnerable in a safe space, we forge our closest relationships.

You Have More Power Than You Think

David Geller | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When life deals you a tough blow, it's easy to get down and feel powerless. Remember you have more power than you think. You have the power to choose how you respond to adversity. You have the power to use your energy in a positive way.

Millennials Openly Defy the Obamacare Mandate

Brad Chase | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Brad Chase

Millennials are openly defying the government mandate and thumbing their noses at legislators who continue to ignore the issues critical to young Americans. They're fed up with government forcing them to pay for the poor financial decisions of previous generations.

Why I Hope Not to Die at 75

David Geller | Posted 12.18.2014 | Media
David Geller

Our value as human beings extends far beyond our productive capacity. It includes our capacity to love and be loved, our capacity to listen to others without judgment and with compassion, and our capacity to make a difference for others. We can both contribute value and find value in life at any age.

The Tyranny of One Right Answer

David Geller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
David Geller

What's the right answer? That's the question we spend a lot of time asking ourselves when faced with a major decision. Should we move to Colorado? S...

Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

Megan Foo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite "a better future for all" is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.

Smaller House, Bigger Life

David Geller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
David Geller

If we redefined success to more closely reflect our values, what matters most to us, would we still want the big house? Or would we select the smaller space that allows us more time and energy to devote to relationships and creating our best life?

Finding the Strength to Start: How to Find the Courage You Need

Anthony Humpage | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Anthony Humpage

Over 10 years ago, I was heavily into distance running. From half marathons and marathons to ultra-marathons of up to 100 miles or more; I took it all on. At the time, the marathon was still the king of the distance events.

Is Gratitude the New Willpower?

David Geller | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
David Geller

Given the limits of willpower, some psychology professors at Northeastern University began thinking about alternatives. Might experiencing certain emotions help curb our desire for the short-term gratification that comes from spending money

This Was My Post-Divorce Wake Up Call -- What's Yours?

Steph Wagner | Posted 10.06.2014 | Divorce
Steph Wagner

I felt a familiar sense of anxiety creeping over me. As the tears threatened to spill, it hit me. Regardless of what the court documents said, I was still dependent on this man.

Rethinking the American Dream

David Geller | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
David Geller

The American Dream now costs $130,000 a year. At least that's the figure USA Today came up with. Rethinking my money-based version of the American Dream helped me discover there is more to life than checking boxes.

Trending Now: Two Factors to Consider Before Making Major Portfolio Changes

David Geller | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
David Geller

When your scarcest resource is time, does it make sense to spend time trying to add more money when you already have more than you'll ever use?

Why Teaching Kids About Money Is Akin to Road Safety

Daniel Britton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Daniel Britton

Taking a road safety approach to financial education, including both protection and possibility, will help young people avoid financial accidents whilst being empowered to make life choices that will leave them happier and fulfilled.

Mindless Accumulation Can Come at Expense of Happiness

David Geller | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When we remind ourselves of our most important goals, we can choose not to make more than we need and redirect our time and attention to doing things we enjoy as opposed to working more to earn money we would never spend.

Financial Independence for Everyone: 6 Steps to Leaving Work Behind

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Reaching financial independence requires some effort, sacrifice, and learning on your part. Many people shy away from planning their finances because they lack an understanding of economics and financial markets. I've found that managing finances wisely depends on some basic principles that anyone can understand.

The One Addiction We Need To Pay More Attention To

David Geller | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

We have a serious money addiction problem in our society, and despite how insidious this addiction can be, we not only fail to recognize it as an addiction -- we actively encourage it.

Clarifying Your Goals in the New Year

David Geller | Posted 03.02.2014 | Money
David Geller

Sometimes the goal we think we want to reach is not really the one that best serves us or accomplishes what we want for ourselves. To make sure we are working towards the right goal, we need to clarify what it is we really want.

Back On Her Feet: 5 Ways Women Can Get Back On the Road To Financial Independence

Ginger Dean | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Ginger Dean

Getting back on your feet financially can seem like a daunting task. However, when you look at the alternatives if you don't, therein lies the motivation to get started on a plan taking you back to the road called financial independence.

Be a Confidence Man (or Woman)

David Geller | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
David Geller

When we live our lives from a place of confidence, we direct our attention to the resources we have to make our desires come true. When we pause and realize the abundance of our true wealth (time, talents, body and mind, wisdom, network and money), we often feel engaged, empowered and confident.

We Are All Richer Than We Think

David Geller | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
David Geller

If we take stock of all the other resources we have -- such as our time, talents, body and mind, wisdom and our network -- we often find that we are far richer than we previously believed.

The Wisdom of the Other Side

David Geller | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
David Geller

Our need to be right -- and to prove the other side wrong -- robs us of the opportunity to learn from others.

Is Your Broker Peddling Fear?

David Geller | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
David Geller

Fear can be a powerful motivator. Creating fear by focusing on the negative and then offering a solution to the impending catastrophe could be an effective method for a broker to gain new clients.

Dreaming the Wrong Dream

David Geller | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
David Geller

While we may not voice these thoughts to friends and family, when we dream of how our life could be better, many of us have a list in our heads of what we think it would take to make us truly happy. And most of us are wrong.

The Echoes of Kind Words

David Geller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Geller

As a true Olympian, weightlifter Jim Stovall, said, "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."