Three Laws to Help Guide You to The Answer

Paul FennerLife Transitions

One of the best books that I read recently was The Answer, by John Assaraf and Murray Smith.  The book, in reality, is two books within one.  John Assaraf writes the first half of the book with a focus on the laws of attraction, gestation, and action.  The second half of the book is written by Murray Smith with a … Read More

What Would You Consider to be Your Most Valuable Asset?

Paul FennerLife Transitions

What would you consider to be your most valuable asset?  Some people may think about a retirement account or piece of real estate.  What about your career as your most prized possession?  A person’s major revenue stream, typically their career, is likely a major key in the ability to achieve life and financial goals. One of my recent reads was … Read More

To Sell is the New Pink

Paul FennerLife Transitions

After spending an entire career in a non-sales or non-business development role, I gradually found myself in such a role as I began to build my wealth planning firm for individuals, families, and businesses.  Struggling to make sense of how to build a robust business development process, I turned to one of my favorite authors and business thinkers Dan Pink. … Read More

3 Reasons Why We Worry About the Wrong Things

Paul FennerLife Transitions

Once upon a time I often found some of the daily/nightly news to be interesting.  It was also my attempt to see another person’s view on various stories.  But over the course of time, I have noticed that everything is breaking news.  What is so earth-shattering about another Presidential tweet?  Even more so, I see a constant amount of fear … Read More

Investing in the Middle

Paul FennerLife Transitions

Below is a very relevant Ted talk for this time of year which features a friend of mine Bill Kieffer.  Bill is someone who had a very successful military career and was able to transition that success into the business world specifically in Human Resources. While many people will be taking take time off over the next few weeks for the holiday break, … Read More

It is not the Critic Who Counts

Paul FennerLife Transitions

Typically, I wouldn’t post a book review or summary of a book focused squarely on investing especially when it comes to technical analysis.  Most of you simply would not care and if you are likely utilizing someone to manage your assets for you, that should be your manager’s job to understand if they are using technical analysis in their investment … Read More

Taking a Leap of Faith

Paul FennerLife Transitions

Even the best-laid plans in life can require a certain leap of faith.  You can pull all of your numbers together, put forth your best forecast based upon your current facts and assumptions, and arrive at a sound analysis.  Everything indicates that this is the right move but then nothing.  Nothing but fear. Fear can be a crippling factor within … Read More

How to Get a Job at Goldman Sachs From a Non-Ivy League School in 8 Steps

Paul FennerLife Transitions

Although this Business Insider piece is focused on getting a position at an investment bank, I think that these steps could apply to any field no matter what college or university you may have attended. Send resumes early And send resumes often Make Excel your best friend Treat the application process as a part-time job This is one topic that we will touch on often … Read More

Mr. Rogers’ Lessons For A New Generation

Paul FennerLife Transitions

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many … Read More