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G is for Gratitude – Utilize this Powerful Tool for a Happy Life

Recent studies in positive psychology show gratitude to be consistently associated with greater happiness. What exactly is gratitude? Gratitude is a feeling of joy that comes from appreciation. When we practice gratitude on a daily basis, we begin to concentrate on the positive and avoid dwelling on the negative aspects of life. Research by UC […]

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F is for: Financial Mistakes We Make Through Different Life Stages

  Our lives are constantly changing, and so is our relationship with money. Each stage brings new financial challenges and questions that need to be addressed so that we may strategize a plan for future financial security. We must take into consideration our age, the economy at present and our money history. Remember with each […]

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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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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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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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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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