How We Own * What We Own

The family farm is worth much more than just money. She’s a legacy, rich with tradition and history. Our hope is to pass that legacy down to loved ones, one generation after the next, in the most prudent way possible.
The family structure or how we own what we own is paramount to the success of a family’s financial plan. How you own what you own is the foundation of this plan. We should also be mindful of minimizing or eliminating, to the extent possible, unnecessary income and estate taxes, while not sacrificing income or control to the senior members of the family. This structure should also incorporate protection from unforeseeable liabilities, such as bankruptcies, lawsuits and divorce.
Organizational structure is one of the most important and overlooked aspects of a financial plan. How we own what we own determines how your assets are disposed of during your life and after. If you have not recently (within 3 years or life event) reviewed your beneficiaries and account titles, the time is now.

Who Are You?

who are you?When asked, “Who are you?” What is your answer? Most people answer according to how the world see’s them. This usually consist of their occupation and where they live. “I am a farmer from the Arkansas delta.” “I am a mom, raising two young children, and I live in Santa Monica.”

Who you are is found deep at your core, in your soul. The sum of your talents, creativity, dreams and fears, not your job and where you live. It is all the qualities that are uniquely yours.

If you are not living a life authentic to your true self, feeling incomplete and saying to yourself, “Surely, there is more to life than this? It may be time to start living your dream.

follow your dreamsWe are all struggling to find out who we truly are and nobody but you can define this. For me, as a financial advisor, this is the first step to learning more about what matters most to you, where you want to go in life.

When you have some sort of understanding about who you are and where you want to go in life, and then work to develop a road map and conquest your dreams.



Charles Kochel, Image“Mindful Wealth Management” written by Charles Kochel, Wealth Advisor at Yield Wealth Management. The purpose of this weekly Blog is to communicate the principles of good Financial Planning and Investment Management based on what matters most to you.

How I changed the world.

The world is what I choose it to be, nothing more and nothing less. As for the secrets hiding within, I find no knowing eyes. We are all secrets, an image only I can see looking into water lit by the moon. How presumptuous I was to think anyone might see the world, as I see the world.

all who wander are not lost
all who wander are not lost

I found that I could change the world by looking in a different way. My understanding, so far, is that ego is greed and fear or visa versa, greed and fear created ego. When we understand and accept that our worth is much more than assets and liabilities, we begin to understand true meaning in our own life.

A wise teacher once told me, “Wealth is more than how much money you have. Wealth comes from our own definition of our inner values.”

Buddhist Monk and Cowboy
Buddhist Monk and Cowboy

My career is relationships and empathy, trying, to the best of my ability, to understand who a person is, their dreams and fears, what they want and what they need. The concept can only be achieved by letting go of the notion that I know what is best for another. What matters most to you is paramount, but until you know the answer to this question, you could be treading water, just going through the motions of life.

It’s all about the journey, the journey is happiness – be the journey.