Mindful Matters

The world is a very busy place indeed, you could call it a matter of “busyness”. In the 19th century, life of the well-off was measured by how much leisure time people had. Now, it’s the exact opposite! American “worth”, status or symbolism is measured by our busyness. Fearing idleness and desiring busyness in search for meaning and motivation in our lives is where we’re at.

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So… What’s the plan?

The kids are back to school, the leaves are beginning to turn pretty colors, fourth quarter is right around the corner, and it is time to start thinking strategically about your marketing in 2020! Use September as the month to truly evaluate your current marketing strategies to understand what is working, what isn’t, and what you would like to try differently beginning January 1st. Read More

College bound, but hopefully not debt bound!!

It’s that time again when the kids head off to school. I hear parents everywhere discussing the cost of college including tuition, books, room and board, not to mention transportation, clothing and entertainment. As these costs continue to escalate, it is more important than ever to plan for these expenses. One way that I know that can help is by setting up a college savings plan called a “529 plan” or qualified tuition program. The one that I am most familiar with is the Iowa College Savings Program that is especially beneficial to Iowa residents. Read More