About Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, the voice behind "Chicks, Chat and Change", is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). If you have comments on this post contact Ann Zuraw

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

  It’s that time again, time to reveal your gratitude’s around the thanksgiving table with family and friends.  For some it’s a simple task but there are those who will squirm in their seats under the pressure to come up with something profound. Here’s a little secret…gratitude doesn’t have to be profound.  As a matter […]

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T is for Taxes are Not Optional

When you consider the fact that many societies around the world are continually struggling to get their basic needs met; we should not only be happy to pay our taxes, but feel privileged to be part of a system that does give back to its society. Around the world there are government corruptions and oppressions […]

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S is for Same Sex Marriages & Changes in Domestic Partnerships Health Care Options

  Since the legalization of same-sex marriage, all married couples have the right to spousal coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance companies must offer the same health plans to legally married gay and lesbian couples as those offered to married heterosexual couples. This new law has some employers that previously offered health and […]

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R is for To Rent or Buy after Divorce?

You have just been through one of the most trying and difficult times of your life. Making a huge decision regarding real estate should not be made in haste. Instead, take the time to create a well thought out plan that will provide you with the best possible solution for your finances and your future. […]

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Q is for Quit Taking It Personally!

Sounds like a simple, straightforward practice that could be incorporate into daily life, but how? How do we stop absorbing words and phrases that are disappointing or hurtful to our psyche and not allow these words to dictate our reactions and feelings? Especially when these encounters drain our energy, ignite self-doubt and lower our self-esteem? […]

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P is for Prepare that Prenup

Perhaps preparing a “prenup” isn’t the most romantic subject to address during your magical time of love, promise and a lifetime commitment. However, we shouldn’t bury our heads in the sand when half of all marriages end in divorce. Having a 50/50 chance of success are not the odds you would likely want to take […]

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O is for Overcoming Financial Procrastination

Most experience procrastination on some level, even when we know this is not the best practice. Many of us will listen to the voice in our head that tells us we have plenty of time to get the job done, or we can do it later. We momentarily convince ourselves this is fact rather than […]

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N is for Navigating Your Financial World with an App

Delving into the world of finance is overwhelming for many of us. It seems to be filled with complicated products and equations, but it doesn’t have to be. We now live in a world where technology can provide us with an app for almost anything, this includes navigating our budget and finances. First you need […]

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Zuraw Financial Advisors Proud Sponsor of the United Way

Handbags for Hope 2015 Join us on Wednesday, October, 28, 2015 5:45 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Greensboro Country Club 410 Sunset Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 $50 for individual tickets. Girlfriend tables and sponsorships start at $300.        Go to Event Website It will be an exciting evening and will included an auction of hundreds of […]

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M is for Moments Matter

The best thing about memories… is making them – don’t miss out! When you think back over the years, whether you are a teen, young adult or entering middle age, what thoughts make you smile and feel happy? For me it’s memories, time spent with the special people in my life. Whether it’s those once […]

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