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6 Steps to setting your child up for financial success.

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Author: Jennifer Foster, Investment Strategy Coach

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June 9, 2022

Growing up I did not learn how to successfully handle money. I'm not blaming my parents. They did their best, but I've learned a few hard lessons along the way and want to share these with you. Believe it or not, our kids really do learn a lot from what we as parents do and do not do. I learned my money behaviors from my parents, and my daughter learned hers from me. We hope we are breaking that cycle.

If you did not learn how to successfully handle money, you may learn a few helpful tips for yourself while training your child in a more successful way to deal with money. Today, we will talk about how to teach our children successful money habits such as: earning money, giving back, saving and investing, debt and credit, and most people's favorite... spending.

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A New Year and Endless Possibilities. What are You Creating?

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Author: Jennifer Foster Investor Coach with SmartPlan Investing

With the beginning of a New Year upon us, many of us are dreaming of the endless possibilities a fresh start can bring. There seems to be so much optimism in the air this time of year, yet it seems to fade out so quickly. How many of us resolved to lose weight or to get fit just about every new year? We might start out strong, but within days or weeks we give up. Despite our best intentions our efforts don't last. Why is that? According to recent research by Static Brain Research Institute 45% of Americans say they usually make New Year's resolutions, but only 8% report successfully achieving their goals. How can we keep the optimism alive and achieve our resolutions and goals in 2022?

Do you want in on the secret I learned and have been applying in my own life? Let's explore how to create resolutions we can fulfill in 2022.

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Utilizing 3 Categories to Manage Your Life

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Exploring a Destructive Investing Myth

This blog is an edited transcript from our podcast UnCommon Cents Season 1 Episode 3. January 13, 2021 If you prefer to listen you may do so by clicking here. Hello, I am Jennifer Foster, your host, and I'm so thrilled to be back here with you today. In our last episode, I introduce you to my special guest who is back with me today. Keith, welcome ...
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An Uncommon Solution to Fuel Your Resolutions and Goals

Welcome to Uncommon Sense, a podcast fostering real conversations about money. This podcast is designed specifically for eager investors who want to get real about money investing and winning at their dreams. I am Jennifer Foster, your host, a former administrative assistant turned American Dream Leader and Investing Strategy Coach. With over 17 ye...
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Fostering Real Conversations About Money

Join us as we launch our podcast Uncommon Cents. A brand-new podcast fostering real conversations about money. This podcast is designed specifically for eager investors who want to get real about money, investing, and winning at their dreams.  Jennifer Foster, is the host, a former administrative assistant turned American Dream leader and Inve...
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Three things to do if the markets have you spooked

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Purpose for Money – Episode 106 EOS system & Exit Business Planning

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How does coaching make a difference? One great example.

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Purpose for Money – Episode 105 Is the American Dream dead?

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Did you know? 1776, the iconic movie and the birth of the American Dream.

When we talk about the American Dream, there is a dialogue exchange between Dr. Benjamin Franklin and John Dickinson, from the iconic movie 1776, that describes the birth of the American Dream. Hi, I'm Robroy Wiley, Investor Coach. I help my clients recognize those behaviors, mainly money demons, that can derail them from achieving their financial ...
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Did you know? The cost of independence.

Each post in July, has been talking about the American Dream. I wanted to end the month with a thought provoking, short post from Seth Godin. He discusses the cost of independence. As an investor coach, I see how our money demons can have a habit of derailing us. Because with wealth comes responsibility and freedom to make choices. Whether it is be...
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Did you know? Phelps Olympic Story

A challenge can be disarming the behavior that can derail us from our investing goals. Robroy Wiley, Investor Coach at SmartPlan Investing, shares a short story about Michael Phelps and what happened at the Olympic games. www.smartplanfinancial.com Short story referenced from " The Power of Habit – Why we do what we do in life and business." – Char...
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Did you know? Magda’s money demon kept her in fear…

"How do you defeat those money demons? " – asks Robroy Wiley, Investor Coach. It's one of the most popular sessions in the Mind Over Money Group Workshop. The Mind over Money Group workshop dives deep, helps you gain clarity and focus around financial goals and money. It sheds light on those mindsets and behaviors that have been adopted since child...
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Did you know? 5 key aspects of “The Mind Over Money”

"How do you defeat those money demons? " – asks Robroy Wiley, Investor Coach. It's one of the most popular sessions in the Mind Over Money Group Workshop. The Mind over Money Group workshop dives deep, helps you gain clarity and focus around financial goals and money. It sheds light on those mindsets and behaviors that have been adopted since child...
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Did you know? A father’s impulsive behavior was his money demon.

He became the cautionary tale to the rest of the family. His father's money demon was succumbing to impulsive behavior. Hi I'm Robroy Wiley, Investor Coach. One of the challenges is helping my clients recognize the behaviors that can derail them from achieving their financial goals and dreams and learning how to disarm them. His father did not want...
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Did you know? Florence Chadwick and the challenge she faced.

Did you know, Florence Chadwick and the challenge she faced? She had accomplished swimming the English Channel both ways and was the first women to do so. It would be her swim in the Pacific Ocean that a lesson can be learned from. Hi I'm Robroy Wiley, Investor Coach. A main challenge is helping my clients recognize those behaviors that can derail ...
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Purpose for Money – Episode 102 Philanthropic Goals & True Purpose

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Purpose for Money – Episode 103 Emotional Intelligence & Blindspots

Episode 103 – Purpose for Money Subject – Emotional Intelligence & Blindspots In this episode Jim Hogan and I discuss how to go through the barrier of self perception, self regard, and blindspots. There are three real life examples that we share: Highlights Count & Countess – that were upset with the media and their reaction. Car Rental sto...
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Purpose for Money – Episode 104 Money & Happiness

Enter your text here ... Episode 104 – Purpose for Money Subject – Money & Happiness In this episode Chris Butsch, author of 'The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness', and I discuss the phrase 'Money can't buy happiness'. Chris has his own twist on the phrase. He has traveled around the Unites States and internationally to interview people o...
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Manifesto for Future Generations

One of the largest wealth transfers in the history of the world will be from the baby boomers to the millennials. Statistically 40% of all millennials are entrepreneurs. So, what is the most valuable asset that the baby boomers can pass on to the millennials? Your story. You need to share your story of how you built your business and your wealth. T...
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Purpose for Money – Episode 101 Mental Toughness & True Purpose

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Traits for Success: What question started it all?

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“Nothing Left Unsaid” – Vanderbilt and Cooper connection.

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Why reverse engineer PT Barnum’s success!

PT Barnum wrote and published his autobiography and updated the book three times. Each time a new edition was published it became a best seller. While many people cringed at his marketing methods and borderline con man ways, what made PT Barnum's biography different from others in his lifetime, was his unapologetic attitude towards making money. In...
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Update! What’s been going on with StoryWill

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#1 Making your vision concrete – getting the idea out of your head

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  American Dream – these words embody the heart of StoryWill. A family sharing with their next generation the story of how they pursued the american dream. Image of Skyline of New York City & Statue of Liberty – represents the many possibilities to build your dream and the freedom to move up in society. ​ Image of the man in the double bre...
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Is Corporate Responsibility for you? 3 factors to consider…

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