Jun 22

Build Wealth Through Workability

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

(10 minute read) Everyone wants to get rich the sexy way. Buy Amazon in 97, throw a few hundred at Bitcoin in 2011, or pick the top performing investment funds. But the truth is that Wealth isn’t built through exotic investments or earning a ton of money. True Wealth is best built through Workability. What […]

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May 22

Make Your Life A Journey

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

(7-Minute Read) We’ve all heard some iteration of “life is a journey, not a destination”. But does that mean that destinations are wrong? And how do we know whether we are on a journey or whether we are simply moving toward a destination? On the surface we understand that we must overcome some distance to […]

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Apr 22

The Embarrassment of Riches

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

(10 Minute Read) Making a choice is tough. How can we determine what is meaningful enough to pursue?  What do we need to know to prepare for our journey? Who do we look to for insights to increase the probability of a preferred experience? When do we know if it is time to reorient our […]

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Mar 22

Don’t Tax Yourself

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

(10 Minute Read) It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year – Tax Season! I can’t tell you how often people ask me how to pay as little tax as possible. Because we want to act within the legal boundaries of our system, tax evasion strategies are out of the question. However, there are legal strategies […]

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Feb 22

The Space in Between

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

(5 Minute Read) We are often so consumed by the past (replaying it, explaining it, finding fault in it) or with the future (projecting it, fearing it, worshiping it) that it is easy to forget about The Space in Between. We are so busy moving from one activity to the next that we neglect what […]

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Jan 21

Life is Continuous

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

In honor of Mommom, my spunky 97-year-old grandmother who passed away on December 23rd, I’m sharing what started as a personal reflection of her life and love. What follows are lessons learned from my reflections, and questions that I will regularly revisit to help make sure Mommom’s life doesn’t end with her death. Mommom’s Life […]

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Sep 22

Rule Over Yourself

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

Rule Over Yourself “Would you have a great empire? Rule over yourself.” – Publius Syrus Syrus’ words come partly from personal experience as he transitioned from a Syrian brought to Rome as a slave, to earning his freedom and then ultimately his effort being rewarded by the right to be educated. His words are also […]

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Sep 05

Explore Your Limitless Life

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

Have you ever dreamt of a life that is an unquestionable expression of your most authentic and ideal being? A life experience that also impacts the people/communities you care about in a way that reflects your values and beliefs? If you haven’t, we invite you to explore what that might look like because your life […]

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Aug 22

Choose Expansiveness

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

Setting the Foundation Nothing happens in isolation. Generally, positives beget positives, and negatives beget negatives. Actions build on top of each other and will either expand the future or constrain it. While some of the constraints are placed on us (i.e. biological/genetic), many we place on ourselves (i.e. how we choose to use our resources, […]

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Jul 22

The Future – Luck or Design?

By Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA

We all have dreams and aspirations for how our future plays out. In fact, our ability to contemplate the future is what differentiates humans from other species. This allows us to spend time creating tools, such as language or the wheel, for the benefit of our future selves and our offspring. The question is, however, […]

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