Quote of the Week: The Next Breath

Quote of the Week: The Next Breath

Tom and I were in Rome celebrating my milestone birthday. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity. Especially when there were times I didn’t think I would survive to see another birthday.   I had a rough landing on the planet, and...
Success Story: Speaking of Surviving

Success Story: Speaking of Surviving

This week’s success story is from a lady who was referred to me by her financial advisor. He thought she could do well to check into whether a refi would be worthwhile.   She bought her home in 2003 and got a 5.375% 30-year fixed. But then had to take out a line of...
Economic News This Week: Quiet News

Economic News This Week: Quiet News

Quiet economic week was welcomed! First bit of news, actually all the news, was last Thursday as the revised Q3 GDP came out showing the economy grew at 3.5% annualized. October home new home sales fell 8.9% from the September number – both got little reaction from...
Economic News This Week: Quiet Numbers

Economic News This Week: Quiet Numbers

There was lots of data but mostly the markets reacted to the Fed announcement. Wednesday: August New home sales data shows a slight increase in sales from July’s 629,000 units to August hitting 629,000. The Fed announced a .25% hike in the funds rate. They foresee 3...
Success Story: Coincidence and Prosperity

Success Story: Coincidence and Prosperity

Sometimes clients appear in the strangest places.   My assistant was recently washing her hands in the bathroom and got to talking to the woman next to her. The lady was explaining that she was starting a plan to build a 2nd unit on her property, so her son and his...
Quote of the Week: Thoughts and Actions

Quote of the Week: Thoughts and Actions

“Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have...