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Four Things I Learned About the Word “Widow”

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I wish we had a different word to use here in the United States for our “status” after we lose a spouse other than the word “Widow.” It’s the only box you can check on forms you need to fill out afterwards at the bank, doctor’s office, dentist, etc. What I have learned in the…

How to Guarantee Your Best First Impression

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When I first started public speaking, part of my training was the constant reminder that you only have 30 seconds to make a positive impression and grab the audience’s attention. That training was about 30 years ago and the timeframe to make a first impression has gotten significantly shorter. I recently read that an interviewer…

Are You Expecting Your Man to Be Your Financial Plan?

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What does money mean to you? If you had to choose one word to describe what money means to you, what would that word be? Survival, security, love, power, independence, or something else? Whatever word you identified is the result of years of experiences, beginning in your childhood. These experiences have shaped your money personality…

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…

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…

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,…