Making the best play for your future

Albert Einstein once said, “Games are the most elevated form of investigation.”

We’re in the thick of tax season after an extremely challenging year, so it’s an odd time to think about playing games, isn’t it? Actually, there’s been a lot of news lately about “gamification.” What is that? In a basic sense, it’s creating challenges and rewards around certain aspects of life to make them more enjoyable.

The benefits of gamification are supported by science and psychology – the burst of dopamine your brain gets when you achieve a goal taps into pleasure centers and can reinforce a habit. Be careful with what you gamify, though. Investing your life savings isn’t a game. Ensure that any financial decisions you make align with your long-term goals.

I’m here to help point you in the right direction. Got a question? Just ask. If you’d like, drop me a line and we can see what you’ve achieved so far this year – and maybe even place the bar a little higher for next year. Lastly, here are a few financial articles I thought you’d find interesting. Read, share, and react-and let’s keep in touch.

How Gamification Can Help You Meet Your 2021 Financial Goals

April 20, 2021

It’s not rocket science that achieving goals—even little ones like walking 10,000 steps in a day—feels great. It is, however, rooted in psychology…

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Irrational Exuberance? Today’s Wacky Markets Could Be Beyond That.

April 19, 2021

To those of us of a certain age, it’s shocking that nearly a quarter-century has passed since Alan Greenspan uttered his now-infamous phrase “irrational exuberance.”…

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Signs of Economic Hope Are Growing, Some With Superlative

April 16, 2021

The American economic recovery is gathering steam, renewing confidence that a vibrant revival awaits as the pandemic recedes…

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How Working Parents Can Strategically Prioritize Their Time

April 16, 2021

We often talk about the “balancing act” of managing work and parenting, which assumes that the solution is a combination of compromise…

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How to Make Sure Your Retirement Nest Egg Lasts

April 14, 2021

For retirees seeking to make a nest egg last, it might be time to rethink the conventional wisdom of withdrawing fixed amounts each year….

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