7 Steps to Success

7 Steps to Success   1: Gratitude and appreciation. Believe it or not, gratitude is the closest thing to a ‘magic pill’ you can take. (Use a daily gratitude Journal.  During your next meeting, ask us about our 21 days of Gratitude we recently complete here...

One Month Left

Where did the year go?  Good thing there is one month left to take full advantage of all the tax deductions available for you.  One thing I’ve seen during the past two tax seasons  at Lighthouse Financial Advisors (LFA) is how clients benefit when everything they need...

Keep It Simple

KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid), was the motto my high school basketball coach used to preach to us every practice.  Don’t try to force your passes; don’t do anything crazy when dribbling the ball; just stick to the basics and let the plays develop until you have the...

Charitable Contributions

We are more than halfway through the year but it’s not too late to start finding ways that can help lower your 2013 tax bill.  Donations to charity are a tax deductible expense.  These donations can reduce your taxable income and lower your tax bill, while helping...

Tackling Student Loans

Over the past 20 years, the annual cost of a college education has risen by 130 percent, according to the College Board.  With that said, Americans have racked up around $1 trillion in education debt from both federal and private student and parent loans.  Preparing...