Archive for June 2012

Sticking with the game plan

By: Scott Noble In watching the first round of the US Open at Olympic Club and hearing Tiger Woods talk about his performance, he mentioned sticking with his game plan as part of the reason for his success.  He had a plan and stuck with it.  It was fairways and greens. That meant that he…

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Wills Park to Host Dazzling July 4th Fireworks and Festivities

Of course, you and your family can enjoy yourselves while celebrating Independence Day in your backyard. But, wouldn’t it be all the more exciting to attend the July 4th Fireworks and Festivities in Wills Park? (After all, their fireworks will be infinitely more spectacular—and you won’t have to worry about anyone losing an arm by…

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The importance of having the right mindset

By: Scott Noble In watching the results of the first round of the US Open at Olympic Club, and the results of one threesome of major championship winners in particular – Tiger Woods, Phil  Mickelson and Bubba Watson, it is rather clear that mindset matters.  While one played brilliantly, the other two struggled mightily.  Why? …

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Vanished Wealth (how much?)

Yes, 50% of the net worth vanished…gone.  This is an extreme case but one I’m familiar with because its personal…its family. But its not too uncommon to see even one third of the net worth disappear even at the death of the first spouse.  But wait, doesn’t the estate pass to the surviving spouse by…

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Half of all Americans don't have a will, do you?

A article in USA Today, Times change wills, yet many Americans don’t have one found that nearly half of all Americans don’t have a will “putting the future of their families and loved ones at risk.” The article is based on a survey by Rocket Lawyer, a legal services provider. As you might guess, the younger…

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Adapt or die (your choice)

To live or die is really a choice.  I can chose to complain about everything that is wrong, not right or how things should be different.  What does that really get me…a negative outlook on my situations and circumstances. When Bubba and Phil showed up to play the U.S. Open, they were not happy with the course…

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Attitude is Edge

When Jack Nicholas showed up at a tournament to find guys with a negative attitude about the course or condition he would immediately mark them as non-competitors for the week. Perhaps this is what Tiger saw and did when he showed up on Thursday to find Phil and Bubba at odds with the course.  Tiger shoots…

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Entrepreneur Now (this is the time)

I’ve heard it said that today is not the best of times to start a new venture.  But talk with entrepreneurs who are in their late 70’s and 80’s who started at a horrible time in our country’s history.  Interest rates were over 18%, inflation was going through the roof, and anti-American sentiment was predominant. It was…

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Can you save your way to millionaire status?

It’s not as difficult as you may think to save and invest your way into a financial situation where you have $1 million in net worth. Askthemoneycoach.com founder Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives some insight into what she calls a “millionaire-in-training budget” in a video featured on CNNMoney. Create a budget and stick to it, she says:…

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Tiger Resolve (how bad do you want something)

The media pontificates whether Tiger Woods is back or not. And most of the time they are doubters and critical not only of his golf play but him personally.  How many of them even know the man, away from the cameras? Whether he is back or not, Tiger demonstrates some personal qualities that all of us…

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