Financial Planning

My Ideal Day

A little over a year ago one of my mentors had me plan out my ideal day—what would I do if I hit the lottery and money was no longer an issue?  It didn’t take me long to come up with what my day would look like: Wake up Peloton ride and Yoga followed up by journal and meditation Morning…

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Weekly Mixtape For October 17th, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Accelerating Inflation Spreads Through The Economy The WSJ: Retail Sales Rise, Showing Strong Consumer Demand , Higher Inflation The WSJ: Oil Jumps Above $80, Turbo Charged By Supple Shortages The WSJ: U.S. Border To Open To International Travelers With Proof Of Vaccination The WSJ: Walmart, With Eyes On Amazon, Tries To Build A Fintech…

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Financial Planning

If You Haven’t Noticed…

If you have noticed, with the exception of the Mixtape, the tone and subject matter of All About Your Benjamins has evolved. Over the weekend, I scrolled through the last 5+ years worth of blog posts and smiled as I could tell where I was on my professional and personal journeys by the posts I was writing. One of the…

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Watch For The Signs

Sometimes the important signs are right in front of you—you just have to allow them to reveal themselves. I walked over this message spray-painted on the sidewalk the other day while I was in New York City for the Bitcoin For Advisors conference. I’ll never know who shared this message with the countless people who walk along this sidewalk each…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape For October 3rd, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Bill Averting Government Shutdown Signed Into Law The WSJ: Consumers Ramped Up Spending in August as Inflation Remained Elevated The WSJ: U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises in Late September, Depressed Optimism Continues — University of Michigan The WSJ: Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Vote Against Second Term for Fed’s Jerome Powell The WSJ: Covid-19 Deaths in U.S. Level Off as…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape For September 26th, 2021

Click Here Donate To My Block, My Hood, My City   Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Congress Heads Into Tumultuous Week Pressured by Converging Deadlines The WSJ: Fed Tees Up Taper and Signals Rate Rises Possible Next Year The WSJ: Evergrande’s Global Bondholders Didn’t Receive Interest Payment The WSJ: CDC Chief Backs Pfizer Boosters for At-Risk Workers in Break With Panel The WSJ: Cargo Delays…

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Financial Planning

Rethinking Retirement

This morning I spoke at one of my clients’ businesses–we’ve created a monthly financial literacy program that started with the topic of “What Is Money” and will end with investing in November. Today’s topic was retirement…  Before I get to today’s talk and what inspired this post, I wanted to highlight the genesis of this program. When my client approached…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape For September 5th, 2021

Have a great holiday weekend! I’ll be back next week with a full Week In Review video and Mixtape! Tupac died 25 years ago this September. In the year prior to his death, Tupac had a creative run for the ages: 2 albums, 2 films, 12 music videos and songs for 6 posthumous LPs. His work ethic during the period…

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I Haven’t Forgotten You

Earlier this week I was listening to a Lute album from 2017 and one of my favorite tracks came on, Still Slummin’. For some reason, I was paying close attention to the lyrics when a line screamed out to me: “You in high demand and that’s life. Only one time to get it right. Take a flight, view this world…

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Weekly Mixtape For August 29th, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Powell Says Fed Could Start Scaling Back Stimulus This Year The WSJ: Fed Chairman Powell Navigates the Inflation Debate The WSJ: U.S. Jobless Claims Rise but Hold Near Pandemic Low CNBC.com: Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End In September—Here’s Who Loses Aid The WSJ: FDA Gives Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Full Approval The WSJ: Crypto Firms Want Fed Payment Systems Access—and Banks Are…

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