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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Never give up

D is for Don’t Give up on Yourself

“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” – Richard P. Feynman One month into the New Year and it’s still cold and dreary, and the hopes of the brighter year you imagined are looking more and more […]

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C is for Charitable Giving and Navigating the Best Choice

Giving to charity can be rewarding and satisfying, especially when you know that your hard earned money is going to help those you choose and it‘s not getting lost in the organizations operation cost. However, there are so many charities to choose from and knowing which ones are reputable is not an easy task.  Hence, […]

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B is For Beware of Breaking the Family Bank

Believe it or not the term, “breaking the bank” originated as a gambling term when a player won more than the house hand. Ironically the same term has found its way into our lives most likely due to a large number of people who began to accumulate credit card debt and spend at or above […]

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man who was able to tackle difficult problems by using non-violent protest as he focused on civil rights in the United States. He encouraged all Americans to have the courage of their convictions and to stand strong in their belief that civil rights belonged to all people. […]

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A is for Addressing Your Finances in the New Year

We’ve all been there before – “this year I will save more, plan ahead, stick to my budget and meet with my advisor to make sure my portfolio is allocated in my best interest.” Yet, all too often we fail to meet this goal. A yearlong goal can be overwhelming. However, if you break it […]

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Ann Zuraw’s appearance in the January 2016 issue of Business North Carolina.

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Z is for Zuraw Financial Advisors “New Year” & “New Website”

  We are pleased to announce our new improved website. At ZFA we are committed to providing personal service and ongoing communication as we guide our clients toward financial independence.  Please feel free to check out our new site at ZurawFinancialAdvisors.com, it offers greater functionality and in-depth information on our philosophy, services and resources and […]

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Y is for Your New Social Security Claiming Rules

Hear Yee, hear Yee, change is coming and it will effect social security claiming options.  The passage of the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2015 will end two major Social Security claiming strategies for married couples and will become practice by April 29, 2016. However, if you are married and turning at least 62 this year, […]

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X is for an eXtra Special Giving during this Holiday Season

  While you are rushing around looking for that perfect gift for everyone on your list, don’t forget to celebrate the true spirit of the holidays. This season take some time to spread good cheer to those that are less fortunate.  Now is a wonderful time to give back to your community and help those […]

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W is for What Mentally Strong People Do

Last week we talked about the things mentally strong people Do Not incorporate into their life in order to stay strong. Today let’s discuss some of the key habits mentally strong people do as regular practices to maintain high levels of positive energy, good interpersonal relationships and having a fulfilled life. In order to become […]

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