Financial Education Center

What Is the Fred Factor?

"The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary" details the true story of a seemingly ordinary mail carrier whose approach to work and life has the power to transform the everyday into the extraordinary. Read more about the Fred Factor and Mark Sanborn.

Going From Zero to Hero

The article, “Going From Zero To Hero,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, explains how great leaders want heroes on their teams, not zeroes. It also outlines a specific action plan for “heroes” within an organization as well as the recipe on how to avoid becoming a “zero.”

Are You Ready to File Your Taxes? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Prepare!

Have you filed your taxes yet? The tax season officially started on January 29, 2024, when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started accepting and processing returns. Before you submit your 2023 tax return, however, there are some things you’ll need to think about first.

Taxation of Investments

It's nice to own stocks, bonds, and other investments. Nice, that is, until it's time to fill out your federal income tax return. At that point, you may be left scratching your head. Just how do you report your investments and how are they taxed?

The Power of Self Leadership

The article, “The Power of Self Leadership,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, discusses the importance of first learning the art of leading yourself before being able to successfully lead others. He also outlines some of the key skills that create self-leadership.

13 Things That Make Organizations Extraordinary

The article, “13 Things That Make Organizations Extraordinary,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, unpacks two decades of research to reveal what he refers to as the “Lucky 13”, or 13 critical elements that set leading companies apart from the rest.