100 miles – 100 years

By: Laura Walton AFC® Just returned from Flagstaff where we launched the 3rd Decade program – we’re statewide – Tucson, Phoenix and now Flagstaff! It’s a bit of a drive, four hours, a portion of which my family has made for decades. Only thing is, the 100 miles they routinely drove took them14+ hours. I’m from…

The gap apps

By: Laura Walton AFC® We say we want to improve our financial situation and that we know what to do, yet we struggle. This is what social scientists call the Intention/Action Gap. Dan Ariely, the behavioral economics expert and professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is trying to bridge the Intention/Action Gap by “hacking…

Scarcity

By: Laura Walton AFC® When something in our lives is scarce, we tend to focus on it. That focus can be both good and bad. I frequently catch Shankar Vedantam’s excerpt from his website, Hidden Brain, on NRP. A recent piece on scarcity attracted my attention. In economic terms, scarcity concentrates demand on fewer resources which,…

Tiny Habits ®

By: Laura Walton AFC® I’m intrigued by the idea of Tiny Habits®, a concept trademarked by Dr. B. J. Fogg, who believes that we’re more likely to change behaviors in baby steps, not giant steps. For example, he’s down on New Year’s resolutions… “What a mistake – the whole idea around New Year’s resolutions. People…