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Francis Bach

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From The Bach Row
personal finance, creating change, change management, smart career planning, acquiring skills, achieve more freedom, selling skills, planning & execution, best practices, personal finance crash course, smart spending, start saving, manage costs, changing habits, accountability
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Happy Holidays. Thanks for coming back and checking in on the blog. You’ve probably been wondering why the regular posts have come to a pause. Well, I’ve been focused on a few other things for these past several weeks. I have been reviewing much of the blog content this time of year for a couple … Continue reading "The Year End Wrap Up" ...
Posted: Dec 26 2017 @ 2:32 PM
Hey fitness fans, it’s coming up to the holiday season when New Year’s Resolutions will be cast in hummus dip served at holiday parties. Around this particular time of year, my gym has new people taking tours and signing up as they prep for the New Year and their own “new you”.  January 1st marks the time where … Continue reading "20 Kinds of People I See At The Gym" ...
Posted: Dec 09 2017 @ 12:05 AM
Here’s what I learned running a blog over the course of 42 blog articles this year. 1. Learned how how to start up and maintain a website. 2. Developed better writing skills. 3. Learned how to create content that adds value to 80% of the blog visitors. 4. Learned how to use web based tools … Continue reading "8 things I learned During My Blog Start-Up" ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 10:07 PM
It has been exactly 30 years since we sold our townhouse in Skokie, IL, which we owned for less than a year, and moved to Massachusetts so that I could take a job in scientific sales & marketing. It was a significant risk for a “YUPPIE” couple that had been married for only a couple … Continue reading "Playing On The Tracks: The Origins of a Personal Escape Velocity" ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 3:05 PM
Goal setting and execution was covered in several posts this year, and now that we are into the last three months of the year. It’s really time for a way-point check-in on your own goal execution.  Woulda, shoulda, coulda, is not a way to measure progress, unless of course you shoulda all over yourself. In … Continue reading "What Cooking Has In Common With Personal Finance" ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 3:05 PM
I have a couple of millennials on my team, and they are a completely different than my generation in the best possible way. The speed and efficiency that the millennials can process complex technical information boggles my mind. They are blank slates and and their brains are like sponges that absorb all kinds of information and … Continue reading "Here’s Why You Don’t Need a Financial Advisor" ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 3:02 PM
Personal Finance has different meanings to each reader and to some, the term is complicated and overwhelming. If you don’t read any further into this particular blog you can easily step off the page with this Plan and go about your other web surfing activities:                     … Continue reading "Personal Finance Explained In Five Words" ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 3:02 PM
One of my favorite beach stories, which appears in many versions found easily with a Google search, is about an “experienced” beach walker strolling the beach as the tide was going out. Along the shoreline various sea creatures were left exposed as the tide waters receded. On this particular day, there were an abundance of … Continue reading "How to Make a Difference at the Beach and Other Places" ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 3:02 PM
Mrs. fromthebachrow.com encourages me to tell stories in my blog to plug my message in a more entertaining way. She’s also a good editor for me. I came across the FB page of person that I worked with at one time. She was one of my peers when I was carrying the sales bag. Laure … Continue reading "How Your Shoe Selection Can Change Your Career" ...
Posted: Aug 17 2017 @ 3:02 PM
In my favorite blog to date, I wrote a story about the Leaders that influenced my development over the course of forty years. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Milestone anniversary dates like these appeal to me because they remind me of where I was the exact moment when I heard … Continue reading "Where Were You on August 16, 1977'" ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 3:02 PM


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