Why Everyone Should Track Their Net Worth

One of the first things I do with my financial makeover clients is set up a spreadsheet, tailored to them, to track their net worth on a quarterly basis. This program is set up to be used for the rest of their lives on my proprietary Excel spreadsheet. I have used this program to track … Read more

Breast Cancer Saved Me from Burnout

It’s October again, which means it is breast cancer awareness month. For me, seeing all the pink on social media is a stark reminder of my brush with the terror of breast cancer. As I was about to scrub into an operation, I got a call from my office manager. She asked if I would … Read more

A Million Dollar Ski Boat Mistake

Forums and Facebook groups abound with a frequently asked question that sounds something like this: “Should we sell our positive cash flow rental to buy (insert fun new toy) so we don’t have to attain a loan?”  When someone wants to buy a new car, boat, or motorhome but they have learned that buying toys … Read more

There is No Such Thing as “Good” Debt

Many years ago, debt was hard to get and was considered a dangerous and risky thing to have. Now it is so easy to come by, that possessing debt is almost universal. In fact, in 2008 the easy access to debt got our country into a bit of trouble, causing the housing crash. Today, if … Read more

Are We Consuming Ourselves Into the Poor House?

(Doximity recently published this article of mine on the effects of consumerism. It originally appeared here, but some of you are not on Doximity so, with Doximity’s permission, I have republished it on my site for your reading pleasure) School has gotten back into full swing and thus we begin another cycle. Will this cycle … Read more