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A Tale of Twin Brothers

Have you heard the tale of twin brothers who ended up in two extremely different places in life? One was wildly successful and the other couldn’t stay out of jail. When the successful brother was asked, “How did you become so successful?” he replied, “With a father like mine, what would you expect?” When the troubled brother was asked the same question he replied, “With a father like mine, what would you expect?” Their father was an abusive alcoholic whose behavior had a lasting impact on the decisions his sons made.

What was the difference between the two?

Which brother are you?

What does this have to do with financial planning?

Everything. The ability to persevere in the face of adversity is what makes or breaks us. We live in the tension of having the big-picture dream in one hand while managing the constraints of day-to-day living in the other. Our upbringing influences our beliefs about money and what we deserve in this life.

Join us today as we dig deep into the “7 Qualities” that lead to perseverance as written by Forbes contributor Megan Bruneau and how this can help you with financial success and setbacks.