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Check out what Brightworth advisors and planners have to say about wisely managing your financial future.


Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:07

Most productivity books you have read probably centered around your work life. Read Atomic Habits and think about your elements of retirement and the multiple phases of retirement. What bad habits will you need to break and what good habits will you need to create?

Author uid: 11
Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:48

woman stranded in car in snow

The recent severe winter weather that impacted millions of people in Texas and across the United States has reminded us of the importance of planning ahead for inclement weather and staying connected with loved ones.

Author uid: 38
Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:15

business owner working at home

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (The Act), which introduces several new relief opportunities for both businesses and individuals.

Author uid: 86
Mon, 02/15/2021 - 11:06

taking stock with lisa brown podcast

Just when you thought 2020 was in the rear-view mirror... it's tax time! Lisa talks with CPA Doug Neal, Tax Principal at Windham Brannon, about steps you can still take to minimize your tax obligation.

Author uid: 10
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:01

Between the ages of 50 and 70, most people experience a significant amount of life change. Transitions are a natural and regular occurrence in our lives. They represent a shift from what was to what is. While normal, they still contribute to a significant amount of the stress in our lives, both positive and negative. Change can create friction in our comfort, our relationships, and our identity. It can also represent great opportunity and growth.

Author uid: 11
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:36

I received this text message from my son the other night: “Hey, Dad, what’s going on with all this GameStop business? And AMC? Everyone in my fraternity is talking about it. Apparently someone made like $25k.” When I received this text, I knew it was time for a chat – and a note to many of our clients.

Author uid: 86
Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:19

"Two double beds? You have to be kidding me. We’re here to celebrate our first anniversary!” This unfortunate true story is one that my wife and I can now laugh about. Money was tight our first year of marriage, but we still wanted a quick getaway to celebrate

Author uid: 380
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:43

woman writing goals on paper

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I like to keep my goals attainable. I remember watching Phil Dunphy on Modern Family trying to walk to Canada on an elliptical machine and thinking: “why would you ever put yourself through that torture?” 

Author uid: 90
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:56

The end of 2020 is in sight, but there is still plenty of time left to make a number of financial moves that will help improve your retirement savings, reduce your tax bill and benefit your community.

Author uid: 354
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:57

What if you could measure your retirement life in the areas that matter most? Would it be worthwhile to provide structure to your annual and long-term life goals in retirement? There are a number of tools in the world of personal coaching that help provide a baseline of satisfaction in various areas of your life.

Author uid: 11
Mon, 11/02/2020 - 16:24

taking stock with lisa brown podcast

The latest episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Two Crazy Investment Mistakes People are Making Right Now.

Author uid: 10
Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:23

Two significant challenges of the Covid-19 reality are a loss of personal connections and a real burden on charitable organizations to meet the increasing needs of people around the world. We are all learning how to adapt to a more virtual world in building and investing in relationships.

Author uid: 11

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