For Individuals

College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Seeing what has happened in our nation's fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder of the fragility of life, and business. It's helpful to be reminded that threats and disasters can (and do) strike from directions that you might least expect. And while this is...

Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Business

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who has been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives -- and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a "catch all" page for those cleaning up from...

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

The First Thing You Need To Do

Set it as your personal goal to increase (or start) your household money moving in these directions:

Struggling San Luis Obispo Businesses Be Careful With Price Reductions

Here we are, with Q3 of 2020 in the rearview mirror, THANK GOODNESS.Only one more quarter left in this 2020 donkey -- but it's going to be an eventful one.I get asked a bunch by San Luis Obispo clients and friends what I think the markets will do, and the only thing I...

How Your San Luis Obispo Company Can Do More With Less Time

If you didn't get a chance to do this before, would you shoot me back a quick note through the email button at the top of the page? I'd like to hear from you...How are things going for your San Luis Obispo business right now?I'd like to get just a few sentences about...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

How San Luis Obispo Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for San Luis Obispo small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under...

How San Luis Obispo Businesses Get More Done With Less Time

Would you shoot me a note?How are things going for your San Luis Obispo business right now?Doesn't have to be long ... just a little status update, is all. There might be some things we can do to help, if needed (or traps we can help you avoid if things are rolling...

The Pareto Principle And Your Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be really tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!