Economic Principles for Everyone
"What Everyone Needs to Know about Economics to Survive & Prosper in the 21st Century, and to Intelligently Navigate Modern Life"
If you are like most everyone else, chances are that your high school and university days were made dry and boring by certain topics that just could not maintain your attention. Such is the case with mathematics, accounting, and economics for the vast majority of students and adults alike. Yet, a basic understanding of these topics is fundamental to appreciating the interactions of these disciplines in politics, world affairs, business, religion, and especially your personal finances.
You most likely did not excel at economics because of poor teaching methods, uninteresting presentation styles, or a simple inability to sustain an interest in the topic when the future relevance to your daily life was not made apparent to you. Let's see if we can change this view and help you to see how a basic understanding of economic principles is absolutely critical to your future.
Especially when it comes to the voting booth, you absolutely must have a basic understanding of economics in order to make an intelligent and informed decision about the right candidate and political party, from the perspective of possible economic outcomes related to your vote.
Understanding such important issues as voting in elections, we too often hear politicians making promises of billions or trillions of dollars in spending on all manners of projects, all paid for typically through taxation. Or they decide to fight global warming by "punishing" industrial emitters as if that carbon tax has no impact on the end consumers, jobs, or GDP growth.
At the personal level, we may be subject to organizational restructurings, downsizing, and layoffs from employers who are affected by these policies. And such events lead to these "social costs" being passed on to us, the consumer, which affects our personal micro-economic household budgets and strains our finances.
All of these domino effects can be avoided if politicians have some basic understanding of economics. Voters are the ones who place these people into power and so must themselves be more educated about economics. In physics, for every reaction there is an equal but opposite reaction. The same holds true in economics. One bad policy made without understanding the BIG PICTURE consequences, can literally have knock off effects on the global economy. It is up to each of us to better understand how the economy actually functions so the we can collectively protect and build a profitable future for us all.
So, let's get started on some fun exercises and interesting lectures to help you gain some basic knowledge and skills about economics and how it really does impact your life.
As a graduate of the University of Calgary, I possess degrees in both Economics (micro & macro) and Commerce (specializing in Finance and Management Science.)
I began a financial planning career in 1992 and served hundreds of clients over the next 5 years. I moved on to the private equity markets where, as VP Finance, I successfully helped raise venture capital for a very unique sports-related training device. Since 1998, I have run several businesses in marketing, branding, fitness, and multimedia.
In 2011, I returned to the private equity markets and now coach clients on the fundamentals of money, wealth creation, demographics, wealth cycles, currencies, commodities, small business development, estate planning, asset protection, and income diversification.
As a Wealth, Health, and Business Development coach, I endeavor to educate my clients in the two fundamental areas of Wealth and Health, with a focus on business development in many areas.
Once educated on the fundamentals of the due diligence process, I help clients create and manage wealth, and protect it from the ravages of inflation, taxes, and the volatile nature of the financial markets.
I am a strong advocate of optimal health and I am proud to use my extensive fitness industry experience to promote the national “90 Day Challenge” platform to foster better dietary and exercise habits for my clients, their families, and their fellow employees.
For businesses, I also seek out new projects; perform detailed needs analysis regarding my client's media marketing strategy; and design multimedia video & TV-ready presentations to help my clients put their best faces forward.
I utilize a variety of publications & social media platforms to showcase unique businesses. In developing a cohesive marketing and branding strategy, I help clients enhance their brand recognition, and boost sales possibilities through enhanced product & service education.