Mindfulness I have been recommending Mindfulness to planning clients lately for a multitude of issues. A practice of Mindfulness is much needed given our current pace of life and it has been helpful to me personally in a number of areas so I thought I would share the typical Q&A. The first question: what is Mindfulness? George Mumford, a Mindfulness guru who worked with Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson and the Chicago Bulls back in their heyday, did a great job of explaining it on Dan Harris’s 10% Happier Podcast. If you have an hour, it’s well worth it and he does a much better job of explaining it than I can.

Save an Average of $5,000 by Selling Your Home Yourself!

Save an Average of $5,000 by Selling Your Home Yourself (and spend it on a financial plan) The average American pays $12,000 in commissions every time they sell a home. The median home value in the US is around $200,000. The typical real estate fee a seller pays to sell a home is 6% of the sales price. This seems crazy to me. I have some client’s who are adamant about selling their house themselves and we decided on using a flat fee MLS service to save at least the listing commission. Here’s are the steps we took if you are interested in pursuing this avenue. Step 1. Get an Appraisal Get an appraisal from an independent appraisal company (usually around $400) so that you have the information