Thanks so much for reaching out to me. I love email, but sometimes I get so much that it becomes a burden...and then I stop loving it. Fortunately, I learned about this email format (from behavioral economist, Dan Ariely) that helps ME stay on track while it helps YOU get an appropriate response in a timely fashion. Thanks for your willingness to endure something new and different, but I'm confident it will help us both!
I get these questions a lot. Is yours among them?
Nope. Or I guess I should say, very occasionally. There are many causes that are near and dear to my heart, and yours might even be one of them. But I do this for a living, and every moment I'm on the road is time I'm not spending with my family. Therefore, my speaking fees help me reinvest in them.
Yes, yes and yes. I've done so for many years, and if you are a journalist, editor, producer or booker, I also know that you're probably working on a deadline, so I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Accept, yes, but PLEASE be sure that whatever you might pitch is truly within my wheelhouse. I'm almost exclusively writing on the behavioral elements of personal finance and financial planning, and I almost take offense when I get pitches that clearly suggest someone didn't do their homework.
Very rarely and typically only by invitation.
I do when it's a great fit. About three years ago, I scaled back my client work pretty dramatically, but only to ensure my clients get the very best service while I'm engaged in other educational ventures. I have a great team at Buckingham Strategic Wealth , and if I'm not able to serve you individually, I'll gladly refer you to someone who will do a great job.