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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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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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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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Q is for the Quality of Spending during the Holidays

  We all want to enjoy the holidays and partake in festivities like; decorating, shopping for gifts, hosting holiday parties and going to holiday shows, but all of this may present a challenge to our finances. Most of us cherish the hustle and bustle of the season but overspending and trying to handle money stress […]

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P is for Proactive and Positive Approach to Mistakes in the Workplace

Being human makes us imperfect but learning how to handle our mistakes can make us wise. We all make mistakes most of which are unintended, but some of the most stressful mistakes we make are at work. Learning how to handle these errors with poise and integrity will help you be the best you can […]

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N is for “NO” more Shopping on Black Thursday a.k.a. Thanksgiving

Over the years, traditional Black Friday has morphed into Thanksgiving Day becoming the start of the holiday shopping season. I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving Day has always been a day for family, friends, and festivities. Do you really want your guest leaving early, especially, after all, the hard work and time spent preparing […]

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L is for Lost in Debt – Take Control with a Solid Financial Plan

Money troubles happen, whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or bringing home a hefty salary. When we find ourselves spending more than we can afford this leads to “money troubles” which in turn can cause lots of stress in our day to day lives; but the good news is it doesn’t have to be […]

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J is for the Justifying your Spending Habits are you Frugal or Cheap?

  Do you pride yourself on being frugal? Not so fast, there’s a fine line between being frugal and being an outright cheapskate. To me, frugal can be a positive approach to managing your finances. A frugal saver understands, “more” doesn’t always add up to better value. Their primary goal leads them to maximize spending […]

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