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Mark Zaifman's thoughts on money, global economic trends and politics
In Financial Planning & Life Planning, Allow Yourself to Dream Big
Mark Zaifman   |    Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 04:20 PM

When was the last time you dreamed about the life you imagine yourself living, the career or business you see yourself owning, the soul mate you see yourself marrying and loving, the abundance you see yourself manifesting?

The Best Way to Save Money on College Costs
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 02:42 PM

One of my clients recently let me know that she and her husband were taking their kids on another international trip - this time to enroll them in college. I sent her the link to Maya Frost's blog about studying abroad. Maya's book The New Global Student, will give you creative ways to cut college costs while at the same time scratching your wanderlust itch.

The following article written by Maya Frost, appeared in the Spiritus newsletter in Jan 2010.

Achieving Financial Success by Reclaiming Your Authentic Power
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Mar 22, 2012 @ 01:41 PM

You Are Not Your Net-Worth

The Journey of Financial Independence Begins With a Single Step
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 05:10 PM

For any person on the journey to financial independence (FI), one of the most daunting tasks to contemplate, as well as figure out, is how much is enough? 

How Much is Enough & The Nature of Fulfillment

Financial Illiteracy is Not an Option
Mark Zaifman   |    Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

Helping people understand personal finance and then make good financial decisions is what keeps me in business.

Retirement Planning for Couples
Mark Zaifman   |    Tue, Feb 21, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

In a recent survey by Fidelity Investments, 500 couples were asked about their plans for retirement. The survey targeted couples near retirement or those who had already retired.

What the survey revealed was that although many couples work hard in the savings aspect of retirement – they do a very poor job at communicating with each other about their individual goals, dreams and expectations around retirement.  Since they hadn’t previously discussed it, a large percent of couples reach retirement age without having decided on the big questions like where to live or at what age to retire.  

Holistic Financial Planning for the Soul
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Feb 02, 2012 @ 05:52 PM

For years, great thinkers and spiritual leaders, past and present, have written about money and spirituality. Often illustrated are step-by-step instructions on how to tap into and access your spiritual power to manifest abundance into your life.

Books such as Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer and Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain are just a few examples that open your mind to a new way of manifesting abundance into your life.

Your Money or Your Life - a Personal Finance Book to Bank on in 2012
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Jan 19, 2012 @ 05:59 PM

5 Reasons Vanguard Index Funds are Top Choice for Smart Investors
Mark Zaifman   |    Tue, Dec 13, 2011 @ 10:08 AM
Maximize Happiness by Managing Money
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Dec 01, 2011 @ 02:17 PM

I heard two new great phrases pertaining to money this week. The first was “living below your means” which I wrote about in a previous blogpost after hearing Suze Orman promoting her new Money Class. Living within ones means is now a common phrase, but below ones means? – now that’s a concept that I truly hope goes viral. 

The second phrase appeared in an article one of my favorite clients, Eddie M sent me – the phrase is “time affluent.”

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