So many people have anxiety around the idea of meeting with a wealth advisor. There's fear about not having enough money to "plan with," shame surrounding spending habits and so much more. Don't be afraid! Nicole explains how this could be the best and most important appointment you ever make!
Nicole speaks with CPA Wade Christensen about what business owners need to know about taxes. Wade and Nicole discuss planning specific for self-employed people and business owners to minimize risk and exposure.
A lot of people hope to pay off their homes some day and "own them free and clear." Sounds great! But there's more to it and Nicole explains what you need to consider if paying off your mortgage is a goal.
Taxes are one of the big "inevitables" in life and CPA Wade Christensen joins Nicole to offer tax tips for individuals to help with planning and hopefully "ease the pain."
Parents and relatives who want to give gifts that make an impact should consider making Money Books for the children in their lives. Nicole explains the concept, the thinking behind it and how you can make one for kids in your life.
Everyone has something they want to buy - and kids are no exception. Parents have a great opportunity to teach their kids valuable lessons about money and help prepare them for the future by starting a Family 401k. Teach your kids how to earn the things they want while giving them a great foundation for the future.
We all need cars, but not too many people enjoy buying them. Nicole has great inside info on the best time to buy a car, ways to avoid high pressure sales tactics, financing insight and little-known deals you may be able to uncover with simple questions.
Do you have a job with benefits? Have you ever been confused by - or dreaded - benefit enrollment? Nicole's got great info that every employee who's eligible for benefits should know!
2017 is flying by and a lot has happened. Nicole explains what everyone should review and consider as we're into the second half of the year.
It's not surprising that there's a lot of anxiety out there about student loans - the number of people who have them keeps going up and the average balances are rising too. But Nicole's got good news for people who needed to finance their education!
IRAs come up in most conversations about financial and retirement planning, but most people understandably don't know much about them, the different types, or the different ways they can help. Nicole breaks it down in a memorable way!
Getting married? Smart couples will look beyond love, honor and cherish to make the most of their futures together. Nicole talks about doubling up on benefits, finding a less 'taxing' way to do things and making the most of your life together.
Travel is a top goal for many people, so why not find a way to do more? It starts with getting more for your money and making it work for you. Find out how Nicole gets the most "mileage" for her money.
The concept of having a "bucket list" has really gotten popular of late; however, the idea is a little grim. Nicole has a different way to look at things and she explains how it can help you live happy and prosper well….
Do you get a ton of credit card offers and other personal and financial-related things in the mail? What do you do with all of it? What SHOULD you do? Nicole's got great ideas to get you organized and protect your personal information.
The term budget strikes terror in some people's hearts - igniting a fear that they'll have to deprive themselves of fun and other things they want and enjoy. Nicole explains why that's not so - and her Prosperspin will motivate you to embrace this thing that so many people avoid.
Is your job working for you? Most everyone works and it's a big part of your day and life. Do you like your job? Nicole shares insight on how to evaluate your skills and get on track for your dream job.
There's a lot of fear associated with money - and it's not all centered around not having enough. Nicole talks about managing fear when it comes to managing your money.
Who doesn't pay with some kind of card - almost every day? Debit is usually fine, but credit is where some people can "accidentally" get off course. Success with credit cards is really a balance between needs and wants. Anyone who has credit cards should check out Nicole's discovery mission! Don't think of monitoring, analyzing and reconsidering spending as a chore or punishment…change the thinking to this: It's liberating - not limiting!
Kids are costly! The U.S. government estimates that a middle income family will spend on average $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. Nicole has a different opinion and some great advice for people planning to raise children.
Many people - ESPECIALLY WOMEN - have a lot of shame when it comes to money - and Nicole wants you to become SHAMELESS! Too many think they MAKE enough, they'll ever HAVE enough and they're afraid they'll never get ahead. Nicole explains how to get the "shoulds" out of your life and when it comes to money, "Face it, own it and live it!"
Every year after tax time, a lot of us wonder what we could have done differently - or better. What's important to you? What are your goals? Charity and giving back are important for a lot of people. Nicole has great ideas that can benefit you and others in many ways. There are so many things you can do that you may never have considered!
Do you dread the end of the month when you have to sit down and write out all those checks and pay bills? Nicole shows you a way to make the due dates and stick to your financial plan without feeling constrained…every company has an IT department - you can set up your own that supports you as you pursue your goals. Making a plan, automating it and making sure it's properly fed can put you on track!
It's easy to get wrapped up in the news - and it's not always a good thing. When it comes to your money, Nicole explains what to pay attention to and what's not helpful. Nicole talks about personal financial growth in 'unusual political times' and how to find your 'personal bright side.' You're the Commander-in-Chief of your finances - Nicole explains how to "elect" to plan and win!
Words matter! But more importantly, it's the thoughts behind them we need to manage. Change your money mindset by changing the way you talk about it. Words and thoughts influence our habits. Nicole explains why we should all aim to change our words and be mindful of our thoughts to help reach your happiness and prosperity goals.