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Q is for Question the Financial Fidelity in your Marriage

Sharing is not always caring. Living with your spouse means sharing everything, money included. Unfortunately when it comes to financial matters things can get murky. It can be difficult to let someone into that part of your life because we view money as such a personal thing. But knowing about the financial fidelity or infidelity […]

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P is Prenups as an Estate Planning Tool

  As your wedding day approaches the last thing on your mind is estate planning. However, if you have agreed to sign a “Prenup” it may be wise to devise this agreement along with your estate plan. Today Prenups are not only used to protect assets in case of a divorce, they are also being […]

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Labor Day: A Brief History of the Labor Movement

  According to History.com, early trade unionism “…harbored a conception of the just society, deriving from the Ricardian labor theory of value and from the republican ideals of the American Revolution, which fostered social equality, celebrated honest labor, and relied on an independent, virtuous citizenship.” The first unions were local, cropping up in artisanal trades […]

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O is for Online Shopping PrOs and COns

Over the last decade our constant connection to the internet has made online shopping a common practice throughout the world. This new shopping revolution has become preferred over physically going out and about to search for desired merchandise. But as is true for with most everything in life, online shopping comes with advantages as well […]

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N is for do you NEED Gap Insurance?

  What is Gap Insurance and why would you NEED to purchase this insurance? GAP insurance generally covers the difference between what your car is worth and what you still owe the finance company, should you experience a total loss of your vehicle due to an accident or theft. GAP insurance is necessary when leasing […]

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M is for The Magic or Madness of Money and the Brain

Today’s neuroscientist and psychologist are studying what happens inside our brains when we think about money. Researchers in the emerging field of neuro-economics are finding that our thoughts on money create a great deal of brain activity that may powerfully influence our thoughts and actions. So, what message does the thought of money send to […]

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L is for Learning to Love Your Life after Divorce

  Going through a divorce is perhaps one of life’s greatest challenges. However, learning to let go of the past and embrace your future may be the most profound journey you ever make. So, how do you manage to move on with grace and dignity?  You start by taking ownership of the mistakes you made, […]

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K is for Knowing When to Have “The Talk” with Your Parents

Your parents had to conjure up the strength to have “the talk” with you ….now it may be your turn to reciprocate. Talking with your parents about their financial future may be as hard as it was for them to have the “talk” with you. Avoiding this talk may result in unfortunate consequences. Many of […]

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J is for Just Do It!

  You only live once. While scrimping and saving everything possible can be beneficial, there are times when it can be just as beneficial to let go. In our fast-paced world, people put a lot of stress on job and productivity. In efforts to save and prepare for the future, we have lost sight of […]

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I is for Should I Stay or Should I go now?

We all desire relationships that grow succeed and make us happy. We long for comfort, understanding, support and companionship from another. Most of us believe love is the greatest gift we can give, and the greatest gift we can receive. Then why do so many of us end up in failed relationships and divorce? Do […]

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