Stock Market Woes? Let’s Head To The Gym.

By Mitch Custenborder | March 12, 2020

While on the phone Monday, a concerned client developed his own analogy during the steep market decline. He’s in wealth accumulation and will likely save close to $100,000 this year, so his lens of a market…

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Where Do You Boomerang With Your Money?

By Mitch Custenborder | February 28, 2020

Social psychologists reference the “Boomerang Effect” as a reaction to being persuaded.  When we “boomerang”, we do the opposite of what we are being persuaded to do – this reaction helps us feel like we’re taking…

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How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?

By Mitch Custenborder | February 21, 2020

This is the time of year when the locker rooms at the gym are a little less crowded, the change from wine to nighttime tea switches back to wine, and the morning meal preparation for the…

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How To Plan AND Be In The Moment

By Mitch Custenborder | February 7, 2020

Sacrificing now for the future is a conundrum of personal finance.  The act of delaying happiness seems antithetical to being in the moment. Saving more money now, should lead to more fun and more financial freedom…

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Tranquility Needs Rebranding

By Mitch Custenborder | January 24, 2020

The title of this post comes from a quote in a recent podcast with Dax Shepard and Sam Harris that I’ll attempt to expand upon for all our financial well-beings.  Sam was referencing that a life…

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Make More Money By Doing Less

By Mitch Custenborder | January 15, 2020

Making more money is less about more relationships, more customers, more raises at work, and more on your calendar.  These are short-term solutions, that yes, will infuse your bank account.  However, they fall short of addressing…

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Why Stillness Can Make You Rich

By Mitch Custenborder | November 26, 2019

Please let me preface this post by the fact that my wife, Nikki, is more grounded than me.  I think about the future – a lot.  Which bodes well for clients; it doesn’t always for a…

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Financial Independence Is An Onion

By Mitch Custenborder | November 26, 2019

There are many complicated layers to being financially independent – like an onion.  First a quick personal story for analogy. I use Wednesday as a day to be less structured.  It’s my day to be in…

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“Get Off My Lawn” vs. “But This Job Isn’t My Passion”

By Mitch Custenborder | November 14, 2019

The topic of polarization has been covered at nauseum, especially in consideration of our current political landscape, but I’m going to give it a whirl from a slightly different angle – and, make the claim that…

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Finding Advice Applicable to You

By Mitch Custenborder | October 31, 2019

I recently wrote about the ‘expert mindset’ in Be Wary of the Expert.  The post was meant to encourage all of us to continually learn and be open to being wrong vs putting a stake in the…

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