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The Motherhood Wage Penalty

Women and primary caregivers typically face a wage penalty of five to 10% per child, and the median annual earnings of full-time working moms are about 30% less than that of fathers. This can translate into over a million dollars in lost wages over a lifetime.

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Don’t Panic

What should you do with your investments during this period of high volatility, when fear and anxiety are in the air? Do what every seasoned investor instinctively knows: don’t try to time the markets.

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Let's Fix PERA

Concerns raised in the NM Roundhouse suggest that the pension system for our public servants may be at risk because many of the people on the board of the Public Employee Retirement Association of New Mexico (PERA) don’t have the experience necessary to fulfill their responsibilities. PERA is in charge of an $18 billion trust fund that includes the retirement money of nearly 100,000 public employees.

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Marine - Monk - Money Manager

Hear a former monk's perspective on how Judeo-Christian traditions unexpectedly influence our attitudes toward money. LongView partner, Doug Lynam, shares his insights on the TV history show Clio The Muse.

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The Day of You're Dead

Lots of folks around me have been dying lately. Unfortunately, a few of those folks didn’t plan for the day of their inevitable demise. They didn’t have an estate plan, which is creating untold hardship for the people they left behind. You, me and everyone we know are going to die. And if you don’t get your house in order ahead of time, you’ll create needless suffering for the people you love.

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Doug Lynam Commencement Speech, Santa Fe Waldorf School

Doug Lynam delivers a powerful graduation speech for the Santa Fe Waldorf School class of 2021. It summarizes some of the key lessons he learned in his journey from Marine, to monk, to money manager on how to bring more truth, love, and goodness into the world. We're biased, but we think it's pretty darn good. Please check it out and pass it along if you agree.

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Build A Financial LOVE Life

A life where your most profound spiritual values shape each day is what I call a LOVE life — Live Only Value-based Experiences. Buying stuff will not make you happy. However, meaningful, value-based experiences do make us happy. They also make the world a better place, and the more wealth you have, the more valuable experiences you can pack into your life. Wealth can help make life LOVE-ly. Check out this article by Santa Fe investment advisor Doug Lynam, author of From Monk to Money Manager.

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To heal your money trauma, try giving your money a pet name

Few of us get through life without some financial trauma, and for many, our money wounds are severe enough to become debilitating. In 2017, a study reported in Forbes magazine found 1 in 4 Americans have post-traumatic stress symptoms from financial stress. This number inevitably worsened during the pandemic, although the data is not in yet.

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Overcoming financial PTSD: payment traumatic stress disorder

If you were in therapy with your money, what would your money say to you and what would you say to your money? If my money could talk, it would have a long list of complaints. It would say, “Doug, I often feel neglected. You are sometimes distant, avoidant and only give me your full attention when there is a major problem, or you want something from me.”

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