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2013 Year End Planning for Taxes

November 14 2013 | BY RANDY BARMACHE

Randy Barmache from Westlake Tax has prepared a series of articles on year end tax planning. Have a look here

Here’s the Thing You Must Do if you Want to Be More Fit & Healthy in 2013

January 2 2013 | BY TK SMITH

The most common mistake I see out there is that so many of us are still under the impression that the secret to being fit and healthy is to ‘eat less and exercise more‘.

2012 Year End Tax Planning

November 10 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

with the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire on December 31, 2012, income tax rates and capital gains taxes set to rise, and a 0.9 percent Hospital Insurance (HI) tax applicable to earnings of self-employed individuals or employee wages in excess of $200,000 ($250,000 if filing jointly) effective January 1, 2013, it might make more sense to accelerate income into 2012 instead of deferring it to 2013. Here are some of the ways you can do this

7 Workout Challenges for the Fall

September 28 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

We have identified 7 awesome and inspiring workout challenges for the fall. These challenges will keep you motivated and accountable as you have fun competing with your friends and other participants while getting into great shape. Check out our fitness challenges for Women and men.

How Your Orange Juice Is Making You Fat

August 22 2012 | BY TK SMITH

I know what you are thinking, I have gone off the deep end, right? Orange juice has to be one of the healthiest drinks on the planet earth, right? After all, it is "all natural"...just made from fresh squeezed oranges, no preservatives or anything like that, right?

Paying Off Debt the Smart Way

August 17 2012 | BY RANDY BARMACHE

Being in debt isn't necessarily a terrible thing. Between mortgages, car loans, credit cards, and student loans, most people are in debt. Being debt-free is a worthwhile goal, but most people need to focus on managing their debt first since it's likely to be there for most of your life. You can pay off debt the smart way, while at the same time saving money to pay it off faster.

ChallengePro engages your prospects, clients and community to take action

August 15 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

With ChallengePro, professionals can setup fitness challenges, nutrition challenges, money challenges or any others they choose. Challenges are a great way to engage your entire mailing list and encourage everyone to participate. People participating in your challenge are more likely to want to learn more about you and your business.

Organic vs. Non-Organic - When Does it Matter?

August 8 2012 | BY TK SMITH

Choosing organic foods has several benefits for both you and the environment.

I challenge you to live a life of health and wellness

August 7 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

It is my personal passion to help create a world of health, wellness and success by empowering people to gain knowledge, take action and inspire their communities. But with so much confusing and conflicting information out there on health, it is no wonder that people often get paralyzed into no action and ultimately live a life not at their peak. After years of studying all about what generates health and what causes disease, I believe that only 5% of disease comes from genetics (meaning it is

How to Stop Drinking Soda (or Diet Soda)

August 1 2012 | BY TK SMITH

Today, soda has become somewhat of a public enemy – being pointed to as an underlying cause of the obesity epidemic and then, of course, its potential connections to diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, tooth decay, kidney stones, liver problems and premature aging.

August Accelerate Your Results Challenge

July 30 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

oin me, Anne Bachrach, for an August Accelerate Your Results challenge to positively change your work habits forever. This challenge is to retrain your brain to focus on the highest payoff activities in your life by dedicating yourself to a minimum of one "high payoff" hour every day. (Two is even better!). For the entire hour, you are to delegate less important activities to others, turn off the e-mail, internet and other distractions, and work exclusively on your highest payoff activities that

August Crazy Core Challenge

July 30 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

I challenge all of you to join me in doing 100 minutes of planking over the next 30 days. We will all log our results daily, in the Crazy Core Challenge site. We have all kinds of great prizes for everyone who sticks with the challenge and reaches the goal.

Think Your Fat Away

July 25 2012 | BY TK SMITH

Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part. It’s funny, when I talk about my weight loss journey and how I lost over 70 pounds, I tend to overemphasize how long it took me. The reason I do that is because I want people to realize you cannot make massive (maintainable) change in a short amount of time. But, you can make small (maintainable) changes over a period of time that will give you massive results.

Dr. Matt's 2000 Pushup Challenge

July 11 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

I challenge all of you to join me in doing 2000 pushups over the next 30 days. We will all log our results daily, right here. We have all kinds great prizes for everyone who sticks with the challenge and reaches the goal. To participate, you must sign-up with LifeSpace or use your Facebook account. Please invite your friends to join us by clicking the "invite" button once you are registered and let's do this! 2000 pushups means 66 a day or 120 just a few times per week. You can do it!

AFC Half Marathon in 12 weeks - Free Training Program

May 30 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

Attention AFC Half Marathon runners. The LifeSpace Running community offers a free 12-week half-marathon training program. Are you running the AFC Half? We will get you trained to cross the finish line with a smile on your face. Get started with your Free AFC Half Marathon Training Program now. And we also have a 5K training program as well!

Living The Dream

May 15 2012 | BY TK SMITH

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you put your mind on it. I had a very clear vision of what I wanted growing up, but I was never specific of what I was going be like physically. This is not something you want to leave out. One day, I realized that even though I had everything I wanted, I was going down a bad path. I found myself obese, high blood pressure/cholesterol, thinning hair, going grey, and really in very poor physical condition.

Turn Your Vacation into A Tax Write-off


Learn the tips and tricks on how to turn your vacation into a tax deduction. Find out what is proper and what is pushing things too far.

What Do Your Kids Eat For Lunch?

May 11 2012 | BY TK SMITH

So, why do we feed our kids low quality food? Well, we do it because our kids don't like healthy things - right? That is what we used to tell ourselves, too.

AFC Half Marathon and 5k Runners + Free Training Programs

April 26 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

The AFC Half-Marathon and 5k race is in San Diego, CA on Sunday, August 19, 2012. The LifeSpace Running Community is proud to cover this event and provide you with a community of half-marathon and 5k tools, tips and resources to help make training and running your half marathon or 5k an amazing experience.

Eat MORE, Move LESS and Lose Weight!

April 24 2012 | BY TK SMITH

I know what you are saying. I have this backwards, right? It is supposed to be "move more, eat less." This is what we have been told for a long time now, but it is not working. We are not losing the weight and most importantly we are not keeping it off.

Achieve Your Goals - Starting with a Dream

April 19 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

Visualizing your dream is actually quite important here in achieving your goals. I am not just talking about day dreaming in some fantasy land. I am talking about taking the time to visualize exactly how you would like to see your life in the future. Spending time each day seeing yourself having and being your dream. Making it feel real! Lighting a fire in your belly!

How to Achieve Your Goals - Dream. Set. Track. Share. Achieve.

April 16 2012 | BY GREG AUSLEY

I am excited to start to answer the commonly asked question "How do I Achieve My Goals using LifeSpace?" Well I am really excited to teach you how to achieve your goals and will be happy to share my goal setting and goal achievement secrets with you in this LifeSpace Community.

The Last Diet

April 11 2012 | BY TK SMITH

Start today! Make the last diet you went on, just that - your Last Diet!

10 Facts About Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

April 11 2012 | BY RANDY BARMACHE

Canceled debt is normally taxable to you, but there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is available to homeowners whose mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012.

Is it Friday?

March 29 2012 | BY TK SMITH

So how do you get that in tune with your body? The steps are simple: