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Internet of Things Concept

T is for Tell me what does Internet of “Things” (IoT) mean exactly?

  “The Internet of things has the potential to change the world, just as the internet did. Maybe even more so.” — Kevin Ashton The Internet of Things or “IoT” is a phrase that describes the merging of connected devices and applications which participate together on the internet. All of these connected devices are being […]

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Risk vs. Volatility

R is for Risk vs. Volatility

Let’s take a look: What do volatility and risk mean in terms of your investments? Volatility – is when trading prices for a given security or market index fluctuate  up or down, indicating uncertainty or risk in the amount of change in a security’s value. In other words,  securities may go up and down in […]

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learn to prioritize

Q is for Questioning Your Financial Priorities

Figuring out your financial priorities may be trickier than you think. Obviously, you need to have enough to cover your basic needs – food, a place to sleep, and clothes. But where do you go from there? What do you need to spend your money on, and what do you want to spend your money […]

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AZ Asks Advisor Views

        A feature from Ann Zuraw, Zuraw Financial Advisors Advisor Views offers timely investment news and market updates designed to keep you informed, while enhancing your overall investment   Your 401(k) Plan: A First Step in Planning for Your FutureOriginally created as a means to supplement company sponsored pension plans, definedcontribution plans, […]

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E is for Ethical Investing

E is for Ethical Investing – a socially responsible approach to investing.

  In a world filled with ongoing social and enviornmental challenges it makes sense that today’s investors want more than monetary gains on their investments.  Many are choosing to invest in Socially Responsible Invesing (SRI), where money investments reflect  personal, political and societal views. This concept has been around for a long time but over […]

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C is for Choose to Challenge your Comfort Zone

“Dare to learn, to be different, to set your goals, to move out of your comfort zone, to be persistent.” ~ Unknown Your comfort zone is a space that provides you with a feeling of safety. It’s where you seek patterns of the familiar and try your best to exclude anything uncomfortable. Staying in your […]

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A is for Anxiety and Audits

There are many types of Audits and each of them tends to generate fear and anxiety in the individual or company being audited, even when careful practice has been implemented. Why the anxiety? One reason may be our perfectionism leading us to believe mistakes are something to be avoided at all cost. Let’s talk about […]

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Y is for Yoga and Your Money

Y is for Yoga and Your Money

Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise today. Many believe that beyond yoga’s trendiness, there are real health and wellness benefits to incorporating a dedicated yoga practice into your life. But what does this have to do with money? For starters, the ease of the anxiety and stress of everyday life as […]

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Close up portrait of girl showing missing teeth.

X is for eXactly how much is the tooth fairy paying for a tooth?

    How much thought have you put into the tooth fairy and “his/her” gift amount to your child? Would you be surprised to know that Delta Dental has been conducting the Original Tooth Fairy Poll® since 1998? The poll collects Tooth Fairy average giving and compares it to stock market activity to illustrate how […]

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