Posts by Barry Spencer

Is THIS Your Strategy?

If someone were to ask you if your wealth strategy was based on assumptions, you’d probably answer, “No way!” After all, the definition of assumption is this:   “To take for granted or without proof; suppose as a fact.”   It’d be crazy to approach your wealth and your legacy with such a haphazard approach—and…

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What’s All that Speed For Anyway?

As the only car in the world to crest 273 mph, the Koenigsegg Agera R is the fastest car in the world. With a staggering 5.0L turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1,140 horsepower, it can hit 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 8 seconds.   At a price tag of $2.5 million,…

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A Band-Aid Won’t Be Enough

One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to watch your child get hurt. From a tumble off the jungle gym to their first real heartbreak, we wish we could swoop in and make it all okay.   That’s how life works. Our kids (and we) live and actually grow through each…

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A New Kind of Vaccine

The word “affluenza” has become embedded into our culture. The definition of this modern-day disease is this:   “A psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.”   Do your heirs suffer from this crippling disease? If so, then I…

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You Deserve a Say

The final days of America’s favorite radio DJ were a nightmare. According to reports and various court proceedings, Casey Kasem, who suffered from Lewy body dementia (a disease similar to Parkinson’s), lived out his final days being controlled by a wife who did not seem to have his best interests at heart.   Everything surrounding…

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Speak Up (or Forever Hold Your Peace)

Many of you were born with next to nothing and worked your way up to where you are. And now, for many of you, your kids were born with everything. So, where does that leave them?   It leaves them trying to prove their worth.   Your children’s stories are different from yours—it’s just a…

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Could You Pass the Test?

Back when Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show, one of his most famous skits was called, “Jaywalking,” where he would go out into the streets and ask random passers-by questions about current events in America and our history.   The answers often were nothing less than astonishing. He’d ask things like, “What special group advises…

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What the Universe is Telling You

Picture that strange, memorable event that happened to you, after which you were left scratching your head and thinking, “What a coincidence.”   It could be something that looked like it happened completely by chance. On one specific day, on one specific occasion, the heavens dictated, the stars aligned, the winds whispered, the right people…

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You Still Have Time to Inspire

As a man was passing by some elephants being trained, he was confused by the fact that only a small rope wrapped around their back legs held these huge creatures. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds; but for some reason, they did…

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Time to Clean Out Your Closet

We’ve all done it at some point—there was some outfit or pair of pants that clearly had no business staying in your closet any longer. And yet, there it hung. From time to time, you may have even tried it on again, hoping this time it would fit. But there’s no denying it—we grow out…

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