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D is for a Difference in Views Doesn’t Have to Divide Us

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley I recently had the pleasure of visiting with a lifelong friend. She and I have known each other since childhood, and always seem to be able to pick up where we left off.  Time and time […]

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C is for Closing on a home can cost you Cash

Congratulations you’re in the market to buy a home; this is an exciting time in life and knowing all of the in’s and out’s for the first time buyer can be overwhelming. You begin by searching for the desired home in the preferred location for an affordable price. This alone can be overwhelming, but before […]

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B is for Be Aware When Online: Cybersecurity Tips and Practices

There is no absolute way to always be protected when online, but being aware of the following practices may help reduce security breach and help keep you safe. Create passcodes that are complex and unique, give them 8 to 12 characters using a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols – and they should often be […]

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A to Z Guide for “Awe”some Living!

It is easy to get lost in our busy, fretful, demanding lives. Taking time to notice the little things can change the way we look at our day. Learn how to take care of YOU on a daily basis. Try something new, let go of past pain and begin to enjoy your awesome future. Accept […]

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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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