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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...]
All that glitters is not gold" -William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. -Democritus Are you in pursuit of happiness? Aren't we all in some form or other? Some people think that money will buy happiness, but as the ancient Greek philosopher says above, happiness resides not in possessions or in money, but within yourself. Happiness is a choice that we make everyday. Many people, however, think that purchasing stuff will make you happy. The current modern thought is that we deserve the latest and greatest gadget. We are told that we can "afford" something if we can make the loan payment or the credit card payment. But does going into debt make the purchase worth it? By making purchases on credit, we are adding a level of stress to our financial lives. Opportunity costs A dollar can only be spent once. You can take ten dollars and spend it. But where and how you spend it may give you a … [Read More...]
If I could tell you the one thing that will keep you on a budget, what do you think it would be? If you guessed cash; you are wrong. The answer is: you. Only you have the power to stay on your budget. You have the power to say yes or no to spending and saving. You have the power to delay pleasure until you have the … [Read More...]
“Start with the end in mind. ” Stephen R. Covey, from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change We all have dreams As young children, we may have dreamed about being "rich and famous". You may have wanted to travel to the moon or become a doctor. As we grew into adults, we may have … [Read More...]
Run away from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream. -Alber Elbaz Do you know how much money you have in your checking account right now? Do you know how much money you can spend on groceries this week? How about when your next insurance payment is due? These items … [Read More...]
Tim and Kathryn have given us many tools to get our finances under control. The envelope system has been a lifesaver, and we found we needed to move certain expenses into the “envelope” when the debit card became too easy to use and we overshot our planned spending amounts. We also participated in Dave Ramsey's 13 week Financial Peace course at our church, and found it immensely helpful and … [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...]