Good Financial Reads: From Our Member of the Year, Amy Irvine

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It's NOT Normal

by Amy Irvine, Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

I thought the quote this week was fitting because it has been three-years since I went “independent.”  I can’t believe it!  I remember being told I would fail, and believe me, there are times where I wondered if it were true.  However, all of you reading this blog have continued to be an inspiration to me. I also have a bit of a “watch me” personality. A characteristic that was challenging to my mother when I was a child, but has been the light at the end of the tunnel.  Additionally, I am so thankful that I have such a supportive, encouraging husband that pulled me up in my moments of self-doubt.

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Having a Travel Plan

by Amy Irvine, Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”  ―Saint Augustine

Do you suppose when Roman philosopher St. Augustine (354 - 430) spoke those words that he could have ever imaged the world of travel today?  Where songs like, “On the Road Again,” are used to describe a way of life?  As Brent and I begin to plan for our Spring voyage back to New York, we talk about the travel hazards that might happen and what “the plan” will be if they do.  How many of you have a “travel plan.”  I’m not just talking about reservations, but alternative options should something go wrong prior or during your trip?

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Getting Out of My Funk

by Amy Irvine, Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

Have you ever had a point in your life that you felt like you were in a “funk.”  You know, just a period of time where mentally, physically, and emotionally you have felt like you just can’t get your mojo flowing? 

As I often do, I Googled the definition of “funk” and the two definitions I found were:

  1. North America - A state of depression

  2. British – Avoid (a task or thing) out of fear 

I have heard that statement several times recently, perhaps because the winter was so long for my northern clients, or perhaps it is just that many have been hit by some pretty big issues recently.  I’ve experienced it a time or two (or twenty) myself, so after I heard it several times I tried to think of what caused it to happen and what got me out my “funk?” 

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