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Perseverance is Key to Handling a Divorce

Let’s talk about 2 important traits that are important to develop in dealing with your Divorce—Patience & Perseverance! Going through a divorce presents difficulties, obstacles and complications. You will need a best friend named Persistence. This friend will help you forge ahead on a steady and determined course of action leading you to your goals. […]

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Should You Give Your Children an Allowance?

Ask yourself–what is the purpose of the allowance? First- Do you need an allowance to teach your kids on how being part of a family means working together for the mutual benefit of everyone?– The risk of giving your kids money through an allowance is that it may lead your children to believe that money […]

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My Husband Just Passed Away – Now What Should I Do?

Becoming a widow is painful, devastating and stressful. In addition to the emotional sorrow that comes with the loss of a loved one, you now have to face financial and legal decisions on your own. But you need to remember that you don’t have to go it alone. You and your spouse have spent a […]

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Achieve Financial Health & Security

Six Steps to Financial Health: Make sure you have a will and Health Care Power of Attorney. Have your investments diversified enough so that you can take out emergency funds without penalties.  Do not have all your savings in retirement accounts. Have different investment buckets: emergency fund, taxable conservatively managed accounts and retirement accounts. Check […]

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A Checklist For Widows

 Here is a checklist for you to deal with as a recent widow. Whether or not you are the executor of the Estate—there are a number of tasks to address. As soon as it is practical, Make an appointment or have a phone call with your attorney, financial advisor and accountant and insurance agent. What […]

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R is for Regular Exercise and your Paycheck

  It’s well known that exercise is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. With the combination of a balanced diet and physical exercise you can achieve your personal fitness goals. But, the list of positive benefits of exercise doesn’t stop with physical fitness. Exercising regularly can also provide many psychological benefits such as: Elevated mood […]

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H is for How Prepared Are You for the Unexpected?

Jane Doe was married at 27 years old, became a caregiver at 40 – and a widow at 53. Her husband’s job required that they travel and live in different locations throughout several states. Jane Doe and her husband took care of their health, saved and planned for their future, and were not worried. They […]

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E is for “Enough” – Kids and too much technology

  In less than a decade we have come to experience an explosion of media and technology.  As a parent, it may feel like it’s too much for your children to handle. We lay witness to their incessant exposure of the internet, social media, video games, watching, Hulu, Showtime and Netflix.  The cause of concern […]

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X is for EXploring Money Habits in a New Relationship.

  “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus (341-270 B.C.) You’re in a new relationship and you really want it to last. We love many things about our partners, but values about money can create a great divide. It […]

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