How to take an extended career break and still be fiscally responsible

By |2021-04-03T18:30:40-07:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

If you’re a Gen X-er ready to embark on your Midlife Gap Year and take an extended break from your career, you may be wondering what the financial impact of this decision will be. You know you could use the time off to rest, rejuvenate, or pivot your career for your next chapter, but [Read More]

4 life-changing benefits of a Midlife Gap Year for business owners

By |2021-02-15T15:25:33-08:00February 15th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

COVID-19 continues to have a wide-ranging impact on business, our economy, and our everyday lives. But the one lesser-discussed impact could be the most difficult to deal with—the personal one. The pandemic’s upheaval has escalated life’s stresses for many business owners, making a Midlife Gap Year all the more attractive. As you contemplate the [Read More]

Wealth and happiness – the surprising factor that can increase well-being

By |2021-02-10T10:22:16-08:00February 10th, 2021|Blog, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

Does money buy happiness?  Wealth and happiness are often paired together.  As you earn more income, invest more into the market, or reduce your debt, you likely feel more life satisfaction. This seems obvious, and many studies* prove this to be correct.  However, in a study conducted by researchers from UC, Riverside, a surprising [Read More]

4 rewarding ways to spend your Midlife Gap Year

By |2021-01-14T17:03:47-08:00January 13th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

As you consider taking a Midlife Gap Year, you may find your mind jumping from idea to idea with no clear trajectory for how to spend your time off. How will you make the most of your career break? Of course, this answer will be different for everyone. We all find satisfaction in different [Read More]

7 lessons from Ironman triathlons to make your Wealth & Life success easier

By |2020-10-03T18:14:35-07:00September 30th, 2020|Blog, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

Life is an endurance event.  What if the right clarity, plan and support made impossible goals possible? State what you want and play to your strengths. If you are committed and coachable, the limits are few.  I’ve experienced this firsthand on my journey of training and qualifying for the 2020 Kona Ironman Triathlon Championships [Read More]

Suffering from Peak Busyness? It may be time for a new plan

By |2021-02-10T11:31:21-08:00July 8th, 2020|Lifestyle, Business Owners, Personal Wealth|

Do you self-diagnose as having “Peak Busyness?” A common condition among successful business owners and leaders, this midlife ailment can sneak up on you and cause havoc. While not an actual medical syndrome (yet!), its symptoms may keep you from enjoying the life you have built, so it might be helpful to take a [Read More]

6 work from home tips we’ve learned so far

By |2020-07-20T13:30:51-07:00March 22nd, 2020|General thoughts, Blog, Lifestyle|

With the shelter-in-place in effect in Northern California since last Tuesday, many of our clients, colleagues, friends and family members have had to make the shift from going to the office to working from home. At The Advisory Group, we are well set up to operate as a virtual office while continuing to deliver our [Read More]

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