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Z is for Having a Zestful Life!

Zest is about having energy, excitement or feeling alive. It goes hand in hand with happiness and optimism. “Zestful” living can be obtained by learning how to utilize your strengths and overcome fears and doubts so that your life may be lived to the fullest. Zest is found in character strength, and in pursuing life […]

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Y is for Yahoo You’re Fifty – time to take a good look at your finances

It’s never too late! Start right now, live within your means and secure your financial future. Don’t let today’s marketing campaigns lead you down a materialistic path. Find your happiness in things that fit your budget or that cost nothing at all; this alone could be the solution to many of your financial woes. Don’t […]

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X if for You need to eXpel Your Urge to Overspend

We are human, so naturally, we are flawed.  But we also have great control over our actions; well sort of! As you know, some challenges are harder than others, but with knowledge and hard work, we DO have the ability to eXpel bad behaviors and initiate healthy change in our lives. For change to occur, […]

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W is for Why Women Divorce

We all want that marriage that survives the test of time and continues to grow and flourish. Unfortunately for many, the marriage breaks down, unhappiness sets in and divorce becomes the best option. Surprising, two-thirds of all divorces are initiated by women, according to a study by the American Sociological Association. So why do females’ […]

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V is for Various Tax Breaks for those over 50

  Turning 50 opens you up to a new world of tax breaks, and after you turn 65, you can qualify for even more tax advantages. Let’s look at some ways to save money on taxes as you age. IRA deductions – at age 50 you now qualify for an additional contribution of $1,000 to […]

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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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U is for How “Umbrella Insurance” Can Help Protect Your Assets

Congratulations you spent the last few decades working hard to pay off your mortgage, and build a sizable retirement account. Your assets are now worth close to one million dollars. Life is good, and retirement is just around the corner. Until, one day, an unfortunate accident occurs, and you are now being sued for injuries […]

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T is for Tax Tips for Widows and Widowers

  Losing your spouse can turn your world upside down and cause unbearable grief, so it’s entirely understandable that managing your money is the last thing on your mind. Give yourself some time to grieve before you evaluate what financial decisions will be in your best interest. When you are ready, you must begin to […]

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S is for Start the New Year with a Spark and Ignite a New Practice

  “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi When we “spark an interest” in a new skill or bright idea we “light a fire” in our lives and our brains.  Seriously, it’s true a new skill helps provide us with joy, purpose, energy, […]

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R is for Reliable Tips to Build a Solid Financial Plan

  Women tend to feel less confident than men when it comes to discussing finances, but studies show that their saving rate is stronger and they tend to generate better long-term investment performance when they do engage. So don’t hesitate to take charge of your finances. Below are some tips to help you engage and […]

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