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6 Steps to Help Your Children Avoid Feeling Entitled

by Dave Unzicker on February 09, 2016

 

Are Your Children Exposed to Affluenza?  Don’t let them get infected!

 

Recent news stories based on the capture of the fugitive “victim of affluenza,” Ethan Couch, have really brought to the forefront an issue that I have been struggling with for years—in this world of plenty that glorifies consumerism how do I ensure that my children don’t develop an unrealistic, undeserved, and unsustainable sense of entitlement?

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The Cultural Links between Intel and Cordant

by Dave Unzicker on November 07, 2014

I joined Intel in 1984—and played witness to the PC and internet booms and Intel’s resultant explosive growth.

There I was, an employee of one of the most successful, respected companies in the world—and reaping the rewards of that success. However, I lacked the expertise to effectively manage my newly acquired wealth on my own.

Does this story sound familiar?

Having been scarred by the finance industry over the years, I was understandably leery when it came to getting help with my investments. I really needed to find a financial advisory company that shared some of the same traits and values that had made Intel so successful.

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My Cordant Experience

by Dave Unzicker on September 24, 2014

Let me be upfront: I am not comfortable talking about money and investments, and consider those topics to be private.

But regardless of my uneasiness, what I have to say is important enough to me that I’m willing to step out of my comfort zone to share it with you—in writing here, and again in person if you’d like.

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What to Expect from a Cordant Ambassador

by Dave Unzicker on September 02, 2014

So you’ve been browsing through the Cordant website.

You might have checked out the company philosophy and approach, looked through the different offerings, and even decided what phase of the wealth management lifecycle you’re in. You perused the solutions page and liked what you read there, and you gained some valuable insights from the Cordant blog.

Then, you read about the Cordant team. Advisors, analysts, and planners you expected… But what the heck is a Cordant Ambassador?

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Why I Became a Cordant Ambassador...

by Dave Unzicker on July 23, 2014

"Do I really Want to do this?"

When William first approached me about becoming a Cordant Ambassador and helping to grow Cordant’s client list, I had to consider whether, after seven years of enjoying retirement, I really wanted to go back to work. After all I was quite content with my lifestyle and the activities that I chose to fill my time: golf, tutoring students in math and science, travel, family, Scouts, etc. I certainly did not need to work.

So it really came down to the question, “Do I really want to do this?”

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