It’s Simple, Not Easy

Many things begin in January. For my husband and me, January is when we said we would begin to track all our spending. All of it. As part of our Plan, we moved to a smaller house in a neighborhood with lots of amenities within walking distance and good access to public transportation. Meeting the goals in our Plan required we reduce our living expenses. Now we begin the task of tracking our financial performance against the goals we set.  First we created a budget. Some pieces of the budget were easy to figure out, others continue to elude...

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Advance praise for The Plan

We loved this feedback! “This is a no nonsense approach that has made an enormous difference in all areas of my life. My career has flourished, my personal life has prospered, and I have been reinvigorated. Don’t miss an opportunity!” J. Rees Executive Vice President, Encompass Digital Media

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People Are Talking About The Plan

We’re starting to hear back from people who have read The Plan.  Here’s what Renée Verret of Money Coaches Canada has to say: The Plan is inspirational and timely for anyone thinking about making life or career changes. Filled with great stories and examples, the approach is simple, manageable and truly personal. The Plan you create belongs to you and only you.

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It All Begins With a Plan

I moved into my newly renovated home in October. The interior is wonderful but boy, the work sure took a toll on the small back garden.  Even if the garden had been maintained over the summer, right now it’s a boring rectangle. Visitors say polite things like “It has potential” or “Guess I know what your next project is, ha, ha.” As a result, I’m reading a lot of stuff about gardens and gardening in search of ideas and inspiration. My most recent find is The Rusty Rake Gardener by David and Cathy Cummins,...

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Angelina Jolie Does It

The exotic and very beautiful Angelina Jolie is profiled in the December issue of Vogue magazine.  According to Vicki Woods, who wrote the article, The Other Angelina, Angelina is a planner. ” She [Angelina] plans in all areas: family, movies, humanitarian work, though they intertwine because she is a working mother….Their permanent homes are on three continents (and two hemispheres) because she planned her family’s life that way.” When Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, the director of her latest movie The Tourist,...

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