Generational Wealth Begins With Education And Financial Literacy

Posted by Kane McGukin on March 16, 2021

Outside of family, education is likely to have the largest impact on the outcome of an individual’s life. Education is crucial.

On average we spend around 17 years in the education system, when you reflect on that number it is a bit shocking that the most relevant...

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Bitcoin, the Bible, Sound Money and How Values Can Direct Your Capital

Posted by Kane McGukin on February 13, 2021

Bitcoin, the US Dollar, and sound money are sensitive topics that are increasingly popping up in conversations and news headlines.


In this episode, Jimmy Song and I chat about his new book Thank God for Bitcoin. We discuss how money is a tool, look at Bitcoin as...

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Thriving Family Principle: Shape Lives by Delivering Blessings

Posted by Sarah Bradley on November 27, 2020

How do I bless thee? Let me count the ways.

As a wealth management company, we often discuss how to pass on financial blessings. Questions like, “How do I not ruin my kids with my wealth?” and “How much is too much?” lead to rich and meaningful discussions on legacy...

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Identify the Required Resources for Navigating Transitions

Posted by Kane McGukin on September 30, 2020

In our series on transitions, we’ve been using the acrostic “SAIL” to define our process to help clients smoothly get through these periods. Below, we will address what the “I” in “SAIL”. The “I” stands for “Identify”, and is one of the more crucial components of...

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Spiritual Capital: How Big is Your Capital Investment?

Posted by Peter Roselle on September 2, 2020

Spiritual capital describes the spiritual legacy we leave our children as it relates to Christian faith and values.

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Character Capital: What Traits Do You Want to Hand Down?

Posted by Trevor Harris on August 26, 2020

While the word “inheritance” makes tangible assets (like money and real estate) come to mind, it is often the intangible assets that surface first when impacting the next generation.

Trust, honor, commitment, and integrity are some of the many traits that define...

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Relational Capital: The Importance of Relationships in Life & Success

Posted by Josh Arrington on August 24, 2020

We are at our best when we are in healthy relationship with one another. Practically speaking, our network of relationships impacts our lives in a myriad of ways: Finding the right doctor, getting that new job, landing a key referral, meeting a significant other –...

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Intellectual Capital: Wisdom & Lessons Learned Are What Drives Wealth

Posted by Sarah Bradley on August 19, 2020

If your money was taken from you today, what else would you give to the next generation?

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Financial Capital: A Resource That Fuels More Than Your Investments.

Posted by Cale Dowell on August 17, 2020

Almost every decision we make in life has a capital component to it. In other words, there is an exchange or investment of value involved. As we’ve outlined before, the Five Capitals that make up a “Full Inheritance” are:

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Does Money Have a Hold on You?

Posted by Archetype Wealth Content Team on August 10, 2020

Money is powerful. Many blindly allow it to rule over our lives. Although it is not the source of life, it has the potential to ruin our lives. The irony of money is that we believe: If we had more of the very thing that has power over us, then we will somehow take...

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Thriving Family Principle: Invest in a Full Inheritance

Posted by Chip Brackley on August 5, 2020

When you think about the word “inheritance”, what comes to mind?  If you are like most, then money and property immediately surface.  We think about what we can pass down to the next generation, but is that really all there is to it?

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Thriving Family Principle: Steward not Owner

Posted by Jeff Thomas on July 3, 2020

Do you think of yourself as a steward or an owner?

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It’s Never Too Early To Teach Your Kids About Money

Posted by Chip Brackley on July 1, 2020

Financial education is important and it’s never too early to teach kids about money. Money management is one of the most important life skills we can learn and yet it’s not really a focus in the education system.

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Money Talks: The Inheritance Trap

Posted by Cale Dowell on June 30, 2020

Do you plan to leave an inheritance to your kids?

A 2015 report by US News found that Baby Boomers control 70% of all of the disposable income in the United States, which is leading to the largest transference of wealth in human history over the next 30 years.[1]

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Generational Wisdom: A Father's Blessing

Posted by Sarah Bradley on June 19, 2020

I have the privilege of interviewing families to capture their money story, a blessing to their children, and the legacy of values they wish to pass down to the next generation. While I love every part of this process, I am particularly fond of the blessing portion...

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Narrative Before Numbers

Posted by Jeff Thomas on May 20, 2020

In my blog “The Three Mega-Trends in the Wealth Management Business”, I made the case that three important things need to happen in this industry:

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Generational Wisdom: The Power of Story

Posted by Sarah Bradley on May 11, 2020

We are obsessed with culture: how to create it, sustain it, and multiply it . But culture isn’t merely for companies and organizations. Every family has its own culture as well.  This culture is built moment by moment over the lifespans of current, former and future...

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How to engage your next gen around finances - Day 2

Posted by Josh Arrington on March 31, 2020

Welcome to day two of our Financial Basics information.  Today, we are taking on a subject t1 at is crucial to financial success - budgeting.  Sadly, in all areas of life and among people of all ages and economic standings, I am always amazed at how many people do...

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How to engage your next gen around finances - Day 1

Posted by Josh Arrington on March 30, 2020

Welcome to an opportunity to bond with your children and to teach them some valuable lessons they may not learn in our traditional education system.  The goal is not to turn them into financial experts or to cover every detail of the various concepts covered.  The...

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Thriving Family Principle: Don't Quit

Posted by Jeff Thomas on November 15, 2019

A 75 year-old client gave a keynote speech recently claiming that the last 10 years have been the most fulfilling of his life. He hasn’t had a salary or played golf once for 10 years.  So, why is he so happy?

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Seven Generations

Posted by Jeff Thomas on November 1, 2019

I recently went on a wine tour that included a tasting from a winery called “7 Generations”.  Their brochure talked about being in the wine business for 180 years. 

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The Power of Gratitude: Counteracting Entitlement

Posted by Sarah Bradley on September 25, 2019

One of the most common questions we get asked as advisors is, “How do I not ruin my kids with money?” Many successful couples face the reality that their wealth will one day flow to one of three places: charity, their kids, or the IRS. And the reality that their...

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Money Talks: How Much Money Should You Leave to Your Kids?

Posted by Cale Dowell on September 19, 2019

Have you wondered how much money is appropriate to give to your kids?

I had the opportunity to share a weekend with 25 families that had a net worth of $50 million or more. Part of the gathering was to discuss this challenging question, and it was the most engaged...

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Preparing the Next Generation for Their Financial Future

Posted by Cale Dowell on September 12, 2019

In 1984, a young kid named Daniel moved to California and quickly became the target of a group of bullies that studied karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately for Daniel, he befriends an unassuming repairman, Mr. Miyagi, and is transformed into one of my...

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Generational Wisdom: A Tale of Three Kings - Part II

Posted by Sarah Bradley on August 21, 2019

King David’s son, Solomon, stewarded abundant wealth with great wisdom. But what of David’s grandson, Rehoboam?

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Generational Wisdom: A Tale of Three Kings Part 1

Posted by Sarah Bradley on July 19, 2019

Remember David, the kid who killed Goliath, the giant? He started as a shepherd boy and went on to rule a kingdom worth multiple billions in today’s dollars. His son, Solomon, became the wealthiest man of his time (worth approximately two trillion in today’s...

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Generational Wisdom: Do You Know?

Posted by Sarah Bradley on July 3, 2019

Could something as simple as sharing family stories around the dinner table or while on vacation significantly and positively impact your kids?

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Inheriting Wealth: Not a Burden to Bear, but a Privilege to Steward

Posted by Archetype Wealth Content Team on April 22, 2019

Inheriting wealth, big or small, is an uncomfortable topic. For some, it provides security privately but for others it changes them publicly. Some hide it out of shame and others boast about it.

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Money Talks: Principled Investing

Posted by Cale Dowell on December 3, 2018

When it comes to savvy investing, many people think about Michael Burry profiting 489% returns off of the 2008 market crash. After all, only a handful of people in the world took the bet against mortgage-backed securities at its peak and walked away with a hefty...

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The Elephant in the Room

Posted by Sarah Bradley on November 29, 2018

In my last blog post, I highlighted the reality of relational risks (the “Why?” behind your financial plan) in your financial portfolio (read more here). In this post, I will discuss the impact of failing to consider those risks.

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The Ideal Stewardship Model

Posted by Sarah Bradley on October 25, 2018

When you purchased or built your home, what did you consider? Certainly the price, probably the neighborhood. You considered whether its size could accommodate your family or future family. You looked at school district zoning and thought through how long you...

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Sustainable Investing as a Conversation Starter with the Next Gen

Posted by Peter Roselle on August 7, 2018

Our clients often ask us for advice on helping educate the next generation about investing principles.

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