Author Archives: Marie Burns

It’s Your Turn

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Let’s Turn the Tables… Remember as a child how your parents helped you with anything and everything? From the time you got up in the morning, made your bed, ate some breakfast and started the rest of your day, one or both of your parents probably helped you with every task of the morning. These…

A Month to Remember

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The decisions we make now will impact us in the future… Quarantine. Lockdown. Shelter in Place. Social Distancing. COVID-19. Whoever heard of these terms before or even knew what they meant let alone were intentionally living them every day until now!?! None of us will ever have another Spring, April, Easter, or second quarter of…

One Small Step for Wo/man, One Giant Leap for…

Good Habit budget and expense form to prepare personal finances

… creating better personal finance habits! What good habits do we have, or wish we had? In business or our personal lives, a majority of our daily actions are actually completed out of habit without giving them much thought: our morning routine, our drive to work, our bedtime ritual. Have you ever caught yourself driving…

The Month of Magic Words

Remember as a kid being asked “What are the Magic Words?” You were probably being reminded by a parent, teacher or grandparent to remember your manners and say “please” or “thank you” right? Or now that we are in February (how did that happen already!?!), you might think of Magic Words appropriately being “I love…

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Get Your Financial House in Order

Make this the Year You Get Your Financial House in Order I love New Year’s Resolution time of year not because of the goal setting, but because it gets us thinking about the results we are seeking. Once you know what outcome you want, your best success comes in focusing on the small action steps…

Do You Prefer Comfort, or Confusion?

Comfort NOT confusion… Do you love the holidays like I do? Or do you feel more like Scrooge (like my husband pretends to be)? If it’s not “Bah humbug”, then what is it that brings you joy? Lights, music, food, festivities, gifts, baking, gatherings, decorations, smells, traveling, the weather, church or school activities, wrapping, shopping,…

A Time for a Positive Focus

An attitude of gratitude In grade school we learned that Thanksgiving originally started as a feast to celebrate a harvest. But did you know that we have Abraham Lincoln to thank for making Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863? Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November (which is why it is so late this year) to be…

Is “Enjoy Life” on Your List?

Mind, Money, Motion…where to start? We all have something we know we want or need to improve in our lives. The hard part is either getting motivated to make that change or identifying specifically what to change (and sticking with it) or both. A friend of mine from church, who likes and uses checklists to…

Less Worry, More Life

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What is the one thing everyone wants in life? No matter where you live, what your situation is, or exactly how you describe your answer, we all have the same goal…happiness. Your definition of happiness is where we will each differ. Some definitions are related to financial independence, love relationships, accomplishments, personal passions or hobbies,…