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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L is for Listening is Simply the Best Advice

We’ve all been in that sensitive spot when a friend or loved one confides in us about a touchy subject. We want to give advice and we want to be there for our friends. But more often than not, we do not have the “correct or best” advice, and trying to give advice can often […]

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K is for Keeping Track of Your Kids Online

  Thanks to rapidly growing technology we have the world at our fingertips. While this is generally a positive thing, sometimes it can be a negative thing for our children. Kids are more likely to make bad decisions online. They are more likely to post things they will later regret, post inappropriate photos, and get […]

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J is for Juicing for Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Say what you will about juicing – it’s too trendy, it’s not healthy to only drink juice, your body isn’t getting all the fiber it needs, etc. – but here at ZURAW FINANCIAL ADVISORS we are big fans of OUR version of the juice craze. Rather than leaping onto the bandwagon, we’ve taken a tiny […]

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Valentine’s Day and its Effect on the Economy

  As Valentine’s Day approaches, many plan to lavish attention on loved ones, as it continues to be a holiday revolving around gift-giving. The emotional expectation on couples to show their love with material goods provides a sizeable surge for our economy, as retailers and restaurateurs are expected to enjoy the $13 billion spent by […]

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Ann Zuraw’s interview in the January 2015 issue of Business North Carolina.

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Successful Financial Future

Let’s talk about ways for you to control your money instead of letting money control you. Success is about your choices, priorities, values and the development of healthy financial habits. Here are some tips: 1st Live within your means — This sounds so simple, yet so many people spend more than they make and live […]

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I is for “I Say, You Say”

  Being part of a committed couple, or partnership, takes a lot of work and compromise. Most would agree that being on the same page in life is one of the top priorities for a lasting relationship. Unfortunately, a lot of couples don’t think past becoming empty nesters or retirement, and if they do, their […]

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Make Financial Mistakes

Money matters are traditionally one of the big issues in life we are taught not to discuss. However, when friends confide in friends, they may help you process your financial habits and assist you with making more wisely informed decisions. Friends can help friends by talking through money topics like: 1) Research the best interest […]

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How Can I Stop Spending More Than I Have?

If you find yourself overspending, you’re not alone. We all are getting messages constantly that to be happy- We need bigger, better and more advanced everything! So let’s not feel guilty about our spending—let’s take control: Here are some steps: 1) Create a budget, and plan you purchases. Take time to think about a purchase. […]

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H is for Have No Fear, the New Year Isn’t Over Yet!

Now that we’ve settled into the New Year, our resolutions either broken or kept, it’s a perfect time to reassess our resolutions. Have you broken or changed you resolution already? That’s OK! There is no time like the present to start over, especially now knowing what you truly want. Here are some tips for sticking […]

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