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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W is for Why Women Worry about becoming “Bag Ladies”

We have all sorts of fears, rational and irrational, but have you ever worried that your older self may be wandering the streets alone and penniless, with all your worldly procession stuffed inside a shopping cart? If you have – you are not alone. Although enormous strides professionally and financially have been made by women […]

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V is for Go Vegetarian, Save Dollars & the Planet!

  Choosing a vegetarian lifestyle is a very personal choice made for many different reasons. We may want to live healthier lives, improve our health, reduce pollution or do our part to preserve the earth’s natural resources. Our motives may vary but can a vegetarian diet actually save you money? First, let’s consider the health […]

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T is for Tax Mistakes You Should Avoid

There is no doubt our tax laws can be complicated. The continued expansion of our tax code, along with its complexity, helps to create a playground for common mistakes. Making one of these mistakes, no matter how small, may result in underpayment, overpayment or delays on your refund. Let’s go over some of the most common […]

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AZ Asks Advisor Views

A feature from Ann Zuraw, Zuraw Financial Advisors,   LLC. Advisor Views offers timely investment news and market updates designed to keep you informed, while        enhancing your overall investment experience. Human Capital: Don’t Overlook this Important Asset Class  When considering asset classes, most investors think of things such as stocks and bonds, commodities or real estate. Each of […]

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S is for a Successful Financial Future

One of the most important lessons when planning for a successful financial future is finding a way to control your money instead of letting it control you. Success is about your choices, priorities, values and the development of healthy financial habits. The following tips may help lead you to financial comfort, contentment and a valued […]

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R is for “Reinventing” yourself after divorce

If you let it, divorce can send you spiraling into deep depression, where you become the victim or it can shake you out of complacency and into the action.  Choose the latter and open yourself to new experiences and begin reinventing yourself. Start looking to the future … The past is the past… Focus on […]

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Q is for “Should I Quit My Job to raise the children”?

Are you thinking about quitting you job to devote more time at home to raise your kids? This is a question many women struggle with when children come along. After all, taking care of children and a full-time career can be overwhelming. But quitting your job should not be done impulsively; there are many questions […]

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P is for Paper Overload and You

Being smart and organized with your finances can sometimes come with a price: Paper Overload. It’s easy to get lost under stacks of paperwork cluttering your desk at home and at work, because most of the time it’s hard to know what to keep and what to toss.  Luckily we live in an age where […]

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O is for Overspending: Why we do it and how we can control it?

If you find yourself overspending, you’re not alone. This problem continues to plague many consumers as advertising bombards us with messages that we need “more” to be happier. We need bigger, better and more advanced everything! This message can lead us to excessive spending and living beyond our means. We all know that living beyond […]

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