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Why I Want YOU To Be Wealthy

In Finances, Mindset on April 12, 2011 by thefhpblog Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

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I personally desire to be wealthy.  By this I mean well-being internal, external and financial. Insomuch as we live life in a wealthy way, we enrich our families, our communities, our nation and the whole world. Insofar as we collectively choose non-wealthy living, we lessen our life experience and the positive influence on those around us. I desire to be wealthy, and I want that for you too.

These things are important because as individuals, families, and communities decide to live a financially responsible life, the nation and the whole human family move in a more positive direction.

Our country is in deep financial trouble, and we’re digging deeper still.
Since the Second World War, the US has maintained a deficit spending budget. The only years where the clock seemed to go backward were those of the Clinton years when balanced budgets were in vogue. As our government is a representative government, we are responsible for this because we collectively keep voting in people who have no spending controls in them. Lasting change happens from the inside out which, in this case, means changing our personal habits and supporting (or becoming) representative government figures who responsibly fulfill their stewardships. Each US citizen represents a current debt balance of $45,883 (source: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)

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A Man That Lost His Life’s Savings Inspired Me

In Mindset on April 11, 2011 by thefhpblog Tagged: , , ,

Matt Weinstein, a man that lost his life’s savings in Bernie’s Madaoff’s notorius scam inspired me today in his speech “What Bernie Madoff Couldn’t Steal From Me”

Well not the fact that he lost his life’s savings as much as his reaction to what happened.

I can certainly relate where financial events in my life were so impactful, it seriously affected me emotionally and mentally and I’m pretty sure they weren’t of the size and gravity of what occurred to Matt.  So, why did he have such a different reaction and why does it matter to you?

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Let’s Talk About Money

In Finances, Mindset on March 27, 2011 by thefhpblog Tagged: , , , , , ,

Everyone has at least a homespun philosophy about money so let’s talk about it.

Some think money is good, some think it’s bad. Some treat it as nothing, some treat it as everything. Some love it, some hate it. Some hoard it, some give it away. Some display it, some hide it. Some risk it, some safeguard it. The list is endless and fruitless.

I never met a person who didn’t want money, but I know several who pretend not to want it. Some admit they want it, some deny it. Some want lots of it, some just enough to get by. Some are at ease with it, some are uncomfortable. Some feel guilty because they have it, some because they don’t. It brings out the best in some, and the worst in others. The list is endless and fruitless.

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Welcome

In Welcome on March 27, 2011 by thefhpblog Tagged: , , , , ,

Raise your hand if you’re happy with your personal finances. Is your hand up?

Hello and welcome to the Financial Happiness Project(fHp) blog. Our purpose with this blog and program is simple, help you become financially happy about your personal finances. In fact, it’s our mission to help 500 adults through our paid program while at the same time gifting the program for free to 500 teens.  You see, we don’t just want to help you improve your financial position. We want to prepare teenagers for their financial future so they won’t need our program as adults.

With this blog, it’s our goal to provide a place for you to gain awareness, knowledge, understanding, and resources that will help you build a solid financial foundation. You can expect to read articles and blog posts that focus on several topics related to your personal finances. We’ll be talking quite a bit about happiness. What creates happiness, how to achieve it financially, professionally, and personally. As well as, how closely it’s connect to your mindset and personal life experiences. We’ll be talking about the U.S. economy and the world economy and how you play a role in it no matter who you are and what you do.  We’ll also be sharing practical financial advice and strategies you can apply to your every day finances.  There will be a lot to learn and absorb here, but you won’t just be hearing from me.

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