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Is there a specific financial need or question you want to talk over with a financial expert? Are there just a few areas that are in need of a financial tune-up? This package allows you to spend your time focusing on a specific need. Some examples might include: brainstorming ways of earning additional … [Read More...]
Do you make too much money to be this broke? Do you need help focusing your financial energy? Do you have financial goals in place? Do you and your spouse agree on how your household's money is spent? Are you at a loss as to how to get started? A Financial Overhaul will... Teach you how to create and live on plan for … [Read More...]
Are you ready to start building serious wealth? Tipping Point Coaching will help you to define your legacy and what your impact will be on the lives of others. The tipping point is when your money will make more for you than you will make in a year. At GFC, we will… Help you clarify your retirement goals Freed from … [Read More...]
We have been on vacation for the past 6 weeks. We went to Europe. We paid cash. While we were away, Tim's employer announced a major "down size in workforce". We came back from vacation not knowing if he still had a job. Fortunately, he does. If we had traveled on credit and he had lost his job, we would be in trouble. 5 reasons not to travel with debt 1. A vacation isn't a vacation if you have the stress of having to pay in off after you get back. 2. If you pay with cash or pre-paid debit cards you are less likely to have your information stolen. 3. You can take out a larger amount of cash and get a better exchange rate and pay less fees than constantly charging a card.(for International travel) 4. Paying with cash and debit cards requires you to stay on a budget and not overspend. Do you really need that tea towel with the name of the town on it? 5. If you are traveling in Europe, there is a good chance that your non-chip credit card will not work. Myths explored Myth … [Read More...]
That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. - Denis Waitley We live in a time of consumerism. If we lived back in the 1800's, for example, we would have a lot less choice about … [Read More...]
Thanks for reading our blast from the past this month, as we celebrate four years of coaching. We appreciate your business and your readership to our blog. Stay tuned next month as we resume our regularly scheduled topics of interest. Have a suggestion for a financial area that is troubling you? Place it in the comment box … [Read More...]
July marks the four-year anniversary of Gerken Financial Coaching. This month we will be publishing some of our early posts from the beginning of this adventure. We have enjoyed serving you these past four years and look forward to many more. (This was originally posted in March, 2011 under the title " Why Are We In This … [Read More...]
"Kathryn and Tim have helped me in ways I didn't realize I needed help. They helped me look at my budget and prioritize the 4 walls and decide what was above the line and what was below the line. I took the online course and was not able to get the part that "$ is amoral-neither good or bad." So when it came to money and budgeting through situations, I did not see myself with any choices or power … [Read More...]
"Kathryn & Tim encouraged me start Superior Support Services providing administrative support to small companies on a part time or project basis. They helped me develop a plan, focus on my skills and market to clients. They listened, and their ideas gave me control of my future, the freedom to do what I want and am good at. Thanks Kathryn & Tim!" - Salley S. … [Read More...]