32 Family Finance Experts Reveal Their Top Tips for How Families Can Save Big Money

By Nancy Butler

Nancy D. ButlerWhile in the process of a divorce, Nancy took her children and with no child support, alimony or other source of income, moved 70 miles away and started her own asset management and financial planning practice. After building the business to approx. $200 million in assets under management, she sold the business. Nancy is now a national professional speaker and consultant to help

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Are You Asking for Enough? How--and why--to ask for more.

By Nancy Butler

Stop being all things to all  clients.When business coach Nancy Butler  first started her financial planning business, her goal was to deliver reat service that met all of her clients’ individual needs, “regardless of the amount of money I earned,” Butler says. As a result, “I realized that I was doing much too much work for most of my clients and no longer be

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Simple Tips for Figuring Out Your Finances

By Nancy Butler

5. Seek Legal AdviceNavigating the laws and jurisdictions around various types of businesses can be a daunting task. But you don’t have to go it alone. Consider seeking legal advice from a small business attorney, who can sit down and translate the legalese. “Once you establish yourself with an attorney you are comfortable with, you can then connect with them whenever you have questi

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Strategies and Tactics for Women

By Nancy Butler

15. Six Figure Pay Cut, Well Worth ItRealizing that even though I had a very successful business, if I wanted to take the business to the next level and really grow it going forward, I would have to make major changes that would cause me to take a six figure pay cut. Knowing that I wanted to sell the business within six years, it was imperative that I make these changes now to increase the val

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Technology in real estate, taking your business to the next level

By Nancy Butler

Successful businesses can have a tendency to resist change. It's easy for the successful to remain complacent as long as all seems well and there are no obvious threats to their prosperity. Competition willing to change and thrive on change can by-pass you and become the company of choice.Think about what the real estate business was like 10 years ago as compared to today. Now project what

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Whats the number one mistake small businesses make when it comes to money and finances?

By Nancy Butler

Nancy D. Butler is a national speaker and paid consultant to financial advisors in different parts of the country under her current consulting organization, Above All Else. Nancy gained real life business and financial management experience from building a business from scratch as a single parent with no other source of income and only $2,000 to her name. She grew that business to approximately $2

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Successful entrepreneurs: Nancy Butler turns $2,000 into a $200 million business

By Nancy Butler

Nancy opened an asset management and financial planning business about three decades ago. “At the time,” Nancy says, “I had about $2,000 to my name. I’d never owned a certificate of deposit, and I’d never bought a mutual fund or stock. But, I was also a single parent with no other source of income.”In other words, Nancy had to make it work – and, when

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The Hard Lessons in Life

By Nancy Butler

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...Adversity happens to all of us. I have learned that you cannot control a lot of things that happen in your life and you cannot control the feelings that come over you. However, you can control what you do with those feelings. Only you control how you let the events in your life affect you

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Why Women Financial Advisors Are Paid Less Than Men

By Nancy Butler

Not Charging EnoughNancy Butler, a 25-year financial planner turned business coach, says she has seen more women than men who lack confidence in the value they bring to their clients. The result is that they charge lower fees than they should. “I have often seen the extensive knowledge and great advice female advisors give their clients,” says Butler, “but when I see what the

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Tips for successful aging, a happy retirement, and making the most of what's next.

By Nancy Butler

Should You Leave an Inheritance for Your Children?During my earning years, I tried to pay for as much as I could so that by the time I retired, the money I had would be mine to do with what I wanted. I’ve always felt it was my job to raise my children in a way that enabled them to no longer need me. If I did that well, the money I built for myself would be mine to spend living the l

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