Unfortunately, my guest had to cancel at the last minute due to taking care of family, and family always comes first! We hope her son recovers quickly and send lots of love and healing vibes their way.
In the meantime, today we discuss our goals from the past year, the changes we experienced and what we learned from them, and how those may have changed our goals for the future.
Many thanks to +John Jurkiewicz
for joining me and sharing his experiences and insights.
Happy Holidays everyone, have an awesome winter holiday and a very Happy New Year! Next TGIF will be on Jan 15th, and we'll see if we can get Linda back then. Cheers!
This week on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout
we’re talking with +Linda Garcia
, Senior Associate at World Financial Group (WFG) to discuss financial planning for small business owners and solopreneurs.What We’ll Be Discussing
I met Linda at a local networking mixer and we got to talking about topics having to do with financial planning, and the general lack of knowledge most people have about financial planning. We discussed how new business owners and especially solopreneurs are so caught up in just getting their business off the ground, covering expenses, finding clients, and making their business work that they often either don’t plan for their retirement funding or they put it on a back burner.
Here in the Coachella Valley, we see a lot of snowbirds who have a home somewhere beautiful up north and then come to a 2nd or vacation home here in the desert in winter. A lot of us look at that with envy.. “oooh I wish I could afford that, how did they do it?” If we start teaching our kids about and get them into the habit of financial planning at an early age, by the time they reach retirement they will be financially secure, and be able to enjoy life as a retired person, and not have to work until they drop.
Even if we never had anyone teach this to us, and our finances are a mess, we can break that cycle and make sure our kids do better
. I thought that was a very empowering outlook, and invited Linda to come talk about this stuff on TGIFAbout the Special Guest+Linda Garcia
is a Senior Associate at WFG, World Financial Group, Inc. WFG is an affiliate based financial services marketing company whose affiliates offer a broad array of financial products and services. You can see Linda’s WFG page at http://lindagarcia1.wfgopportunity.comAbout the Host+Meilani MacDonald
is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant who serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, training them in how to create effective social outreach strategies and how to use social sites and tools. She also provides graphic design and social media services. Meilani’s Blooming Business Club hosts monthly workshops, resources, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions, providing club members with affordable, face-to-face consulting services. Learn more about the club and check out Meilani’s graphic design portfolio at http://MeilaniMacDonald.comAdd Your Voice to the Discussion!
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