Before You Go…Don’t Forget Your Pets!

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Making arrangements for your home or apartment before leaving for a vacation can feel like a daunting task when you think about all that needs to be done. Depending on how long you will be gone, you likely need to think about: having the mail/newspaper held, forwarded, or picked up, watering plants, minimizing food items…

Before You Go…Ask Yourself if You Are REALLY Ready

Summer Travels Are you ready for some stress-free summer travels? What favorite summer vacations do you remember from childhood? Any “trips to remember” stories? As a kid, we had no worries, no stress, just jumped in the vehicle when it was time to leave, right? Our family enjoyed two-week drives to the Western states in…

What advice would you give to your Graduating Grandchildren?

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The Busy Summer Months We always think holiday time in November and December is so busy, but if you are a parent or grandparent, have you ever realized how busy summer is? Last days of school, finals, graduations, Memorial Day, Vacations, 4th of July… whew! It’s no wonder time flies as fast as it does….

The Financial Freebie Frenzy

A Tongue Twister Have you tried a tongue twister in a while? Try saying “financial freebie frenzy” three times fast! I am referring to all of the great attention the topic of financial literacy gets every April, which has been happening every year since 2004 when it was recognized in the United States as Financial…

An Epidemic of Another Kind: Financial Illiteracy

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Quarantine. Lockdown. Shelter in Place. Social Distancing. COVID-19. Who heard of these terms before or even knew what they meant let alone were intentionally living them every day until 2020!?! Hopefully going forward, none of us will spend as much time at home as we have in the past two years. If Life Gives You…

Do You Know Your Worth?

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What kind of a question is that? I actually hate that question. My first impression is that it is implying my worth as a human being, a valuable person in life (or not), a life worth living, a measure of accomplishments, an implication that whatever your answer is it will rarely be enough. I read…

Money Remodel Tips AFTER Marriage

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A Fairy Tale Once upon a time…she kissed the frog who turned into a prince…and they lived happily ever after! Is that how your marriage story went or is going? Mine neither! Although I do have to say that after 37 years, my husband and I feel less stressed, happier, and are definitely enjoying life….

Avoid These 3 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

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We humans have an understandable tendency to take action on things that are important to us in the moment. And until we have something happen in our lives that remind us that our risk of mortality is 100%, we often leave the “when I’m gone” wishes on the back burner. This is why 60% of…

Top 3 Money Remodel Tips BEFORE Marriage

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Money: Too Often a Red Flag for Couples Call it money issues, financial trouble, money stress, or financial disagreements, they are all red flags in a long-term relationship if they are not resolved. Money is often one of the top reasons for divorce. So acting on financial conversations, investing in a Money Remodel so to…

How about a Money Remodel?

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New year, new start, new way to do something, an opportunity to new improve your life…at least that’s how we often start the new year, right? Take advantage of those good intentions to get yourself headed in the right direction, whether it’s related to your health, your home, your relationships, or your money. Enjoy the…