By Mitch Custenborder | May 7, 2021

Most of what we accomplish is not from anything drastic that we do. There might be moments or milestones that feel drastic: graduations, marriages, child births, promotions, windfalls, retirement.  These are largely a result, though, of…

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What Is Wealth?

By Mitch Custenborder | April 23, 2021

Freedom. What is freedom? Time.  Hours in a day and years in a life grant the opportunity to generate more income and/or enjoy ourselves.  Time allows for money to grow, relationships to blossom, and careers to…

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Decision Making

By Mitch Custenborder | April 9, 2021

There are very few, if any, ‘right’ decisions. We don’t like admitting this because, darn it, what separates my success from your success?  It better be my right decisions and effort. As we scurry around collecting…

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By Mitch Custenborder | March 19, 2021

The best teachers make us feel impatient, frustrated, dumbfounded, scared, or greedy. These emotions are the curriculum for personal growth and peace. Allowing ourselves to not try to outthink, outsmart, out do these feelings is about…

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1 More Day

By Mitch Custenborder | February 25, 2021

George Kinder is thought of as an “advisor to advisors” in financial services.  He’s made a name teaching advisors how to discover what’s really important to people.  He uses three main questions to ‘cut to the…

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By Mitch Custenborder | February 12, 2021

Optimism is sometimes misunderstood. The optimist is often lumped into being overly hopeful or naïve.  In comparison, I’ve even noticed that criticism, or certain forms of pessimism, are fashionable – almost like it’s and indication of…

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6 Ways To Build Wealth Without Money

By Mitch Custenborder | February 5, 2021

Happy Marriage I don’t mean everyday is Valentine’s Day.  And, I don’t mean that you need to even share the same vision financially – although it helps.  My observation is that the deal-breaker for wealth accumulation/preservation…

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Domination, Longevity, Tiger Woods

By Mitch Custenborder | January 22, 2021

There’s a human temptation to one-up people.  To be better than.  To win or be right.  Travel down the spectrum and we might meet domination, or always right, always winning.  There is no shortage of current…

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Faith, Belief, 2021 Predictions

By Mitch Custenborder | January 15, 2021

Spoiler: this is not a traditional market prediction. There’s a distinct difference between believing in something and having faith in something.  This is an age-old topic, but I think it’s particularly relevant now. Belief is where…

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Don’t Worry About Making A Difference

By Mitch Custenborder | January 7, 2021

Making a difference – or having an impact – seems to be very popular language in younger generations. I’ve become convinced this is not just a “younger” person thing, though. The desire to make a difference…

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