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The Stock You Can’t Let Go Of!

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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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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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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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More Ways to teach your kids about money

1)  Take the youngsters with you to a credit union (or a bank) when you open their savings accounts. I still remember how old I felt when I went to North Carolina National Bank to deposit my birthday money.   Beginning the regular savings habit early is one of the keys to savings success. 2) Don’t […]

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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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