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D is for Divorcing a Friend can be a Good Thing

  Just as divorcing a spouse can be a positive step toward a better life, so can divorcing those friends that have become more draining than a pleasure to be around. People have energy and we are impacted by one another’s energy. As we change and grow we hope those we love are also working […]

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Cleaning Up Your Credit Report has its Benefits

For many, our credit report is not in the forefront of our minds, yet taking a look and making sure everything is in order is definitely in our best interest. Our credit history is what credit scoring companies, like FICO use to generate a credit score to indicate creditworthiness. So don’t wait until you need […]

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B is for: Is your Body Language Authentic?

Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, our bodies are constantly sending out messages. The way we stand, hold our arms or our facial expressions are in direct communication with others. Just like our verbal messages, our bodies are also sending out signals. Confusion arises when verbal communications do not match the body’s […]

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A to Z Guide on How to Live a Quality Life

Life encompasses many phases, the longer we live, the wiser we hope to become. Should you desire to live a life of quality consider including some of these practices: Appreciate Self – when we focus on our good qualities, those thoughts will help maintain a positive mood and improve self-esteem. Breathe with focus – we […]

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X is for eXploring Life after Divorce

 “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” —Joseph Campbell You’ve spent many hours dissecting your marriage before you came to the conclusion that divorce was in everyone’s best interest, but have you spent any time projecting your wishes and desires for the future? […]

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V is for Various Consideration before You Buy a Vacation Home

  When considering buying a vacation home, the first question you should ask yourself is, am I ready to be married to this location? After all, you will be deciding on a regular vacation destination, and if your finances are limited, it may become your “only” vacation destination. However, being prepared and taking the appropriate […]

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S is for Six Tips to A Successful Financial Future

Let’s talk about ways that will help you control your money instead of letting money control you! Success is about your choices, priorities, values and the development of healthy financial habits. Here six useful tips: Rember the earlier you start the more time for growth on your investments. Do not hesitate to seek the advice of a […]

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P is for the Potential Pitfalls of Parent Direct Plus Loans

  The cost of college has been soaring, and so has the amount of student loan debt. We all want our kids to go to college but at what cost? Let’s talk about the dangers of one student loan in particular “The Parent Direct PLUS Loan.” This specific loan is one that parents should be […]

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L is for Leaving Loneliness Behind

“Loneliness is one of the most painful emotional experiences of the human condition”.  ─ Henegar Counseling Center. Studies show loneliness significantly increases the rate of death and physical ailments. And, as we age loneliness will impact our lives more and more. Our children will grow and start their careers and independent lives, our companions may […]

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I is for: Inequality In Marriages

    Traditional gender roles and responsibilities in marriages are changing, and today’s couples have to navigate this new reality. For decades, women’s labor force participation and educational achievements have risen significantly. In the 1950’s only 26 percent of married women worked outside the home growing to 67 percent by the mid-eighties.  The Pew Research […]

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