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Podcast - How to fight fair about family finances – Part 2 (2:59)

By Byron Moore, posted December 15, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

What is the path to win/win in marital conflicts over money? Listen on for a few steps to take...

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Definitive decade: Making the most of your last ten working years

By Byron Moore, posted December 12, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, December 11, 2016.
 

vacation_sm.jpgQ: My husband and I are within ten years of retiring. We both work and plan to retire at the same time. I think we need to save a lot more money and he says we need to enjoy it while we have it. Who’s right?

A: Good question.

For many the final ten years of a career are truly the “definitive decade” when it comes to retirement planning. Here’s why that is true for so many:

Podcast - How to fight fair about family finances – Part 1 (2:44)

By Byron Moore, posted December 8, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

I’m no marriage counselor, but I’ve seen my fair share of family feuds over finances.

My friend Bob Livesay turned me on to this helpful explanation of the widely divergent ways we deal with conflict (about money or anything).

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Staying relevant in the workplace as you age

By Byron Moore, posted December 5, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
 

young boss_sm.jpgQ: I am a young man in my 20s. I have recently been given managerial responsibility over men twice my age. They are good men, but I can tell they are not completely comfortable being managed by a "youngster." We're working through all that, but here's my question - how do I avoid being in their position when I am their age? How do I stay relevant?

A: There are a few things in life over which you can exercise near absolute control. A very, very few things.

Trump market: winners, losers and fortune tellers

By Byron Moore, posted November 28, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
 

Trump_sm.jpegQuestion: I keep seeing that the Dow is way up since Donald Trump won the election. But when I Iook online at my 401K, it’s not really doing anything. I am mostly invested in the stock market in my 401K, so why would there be such a difference?

Answer: Donald Trump’s election to serve as the 45th president of the United States made history. It has also made for a bit of hysteria.

Overcome downsizing

By Byron Moore, posted November 21, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
 

Downsized_sm.jpgQuestion: I just got told everyone at my work with my job description is being let go. I have worked at this place for a very long time and looking for work elsewhere scares the you-know-what out of me. But I can’t retire yet. I have to work. What do you suggest?

Answer: There is no security in security.

In my work I regularly meet people who have discovered (to their great surprise) that the big corporation they thought would see them through to the end…didn’t.

Succession plan – work till I die, then leave it to the kids

By Byron Moore, posted November 14, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, November 13, 2016.
 

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

By Byron Moore, posted November 7, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
 

Ruler_sm.jpegQuestion: So much of what goes on in financial matters is outside of my control. Sometimes it seems like all the planning in the world can be undone by some unforeseen circumstance. Am I wasting my time doing financial planning?

Answer: Don’t let the absence of perfection cause you to abort the process of progress. The fact that you cannot make your financial life absolutely air tight is hardly any reason to abandon making it better.

Podcast - Budget or bust (2:31)

By Byron Moore, posted November 3, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Considering a home remodel? Steven Covey reminds us that all things are created twice – once in the mind, and then in reality. And the better job we do of creating the thing we want in our mind, the better chance we have of actually getting it.

Click to listen how I would approach a major remodeling project...

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Avoiding trick or treat – begin with the purpose in mind

By Byron Moore, posted October 31, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
 

halloween money_sm.jpegQuestion: My wife and I are approaching our 40s. What is the most important thing for us to be thinking about to get ready for our retirement?

Answer: Tonight, neighborhood children will transform into sheet wearing ghosts and miniature pirates toting plastic swords. They’ll ring your doorbell and squeal, “Trick or treat!”

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