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November 20, 2017
7 steps to getting your finances back on track

7 Steps To Getting Your Finances Back On Track

We’re headlong into autumn with crisp air and fall foliage. With the change of season, especially if you live in a cooler area of the country, […]
November 13, 2017
Building resilience as it relates to your financial life

Building Up Your Resilience Muscle

Gary Blackledge, MS CSCS® (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®), a top-level trainer at my gym, talks extensively during training sessions about goals, resistance points and action […]
November 6, 2017
What is resilience and how do we use it to better our financial lives?

Resilience Is A Mindset Of Awareness and Practice

History is filled with stories of tragedy, upheaval and immense challenges. In Viktor E. Frankel’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”, he recounts his experience in a […]
October 30, 2017
How to prepare for the unexpected

How To Prepare For The Unexpected: Before It Happens

There are times when life seems easy and everything is working out just as desired. During these times, stress-ridden thoughts such as “how will I get […]
October 23, 2017
Should you be the expert when it comes to your financial life?

Should You Be The Expert When It Comes To Your Financial Life?

There are times when navigating your financial life may feel easy and straightforward, producing confidence. However, it is inevitable that the times will come to navigate […]
October 16, 2017
Making rational and irrational decisions when it comes to money

A Nobel Nod To The Irrational

The University of Chicago’s Professor Richard Thaler walked off with the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work researching Behavior Finance. His work, including his 2008 […]
October 9, 2017
Advice on Tax

Get A Jump On 2017 Taxes Now

According to the IRS, 95 percent of individual returns have been filed each year by mid-July. Now the question is, who are those leftover 5 percent? […]
October 2, 2017
Caring for aging parents

3 Tips for Raising Financially Fit Parents

This is a guest post by Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, Author, Breaking Money Silence When I was in my twenties, I joked with my mom and dad […]
September 25, 2017
Being proactive about your finances

Isaac Newton’s Guide To Financial Success

I remember my father quoting the law of physics regarding things in motion staying in motion and things at rest staying at rest. Still today, my […]
September 18, 2017
Waiting for disaster to strike is not the time to start planning

Good Planning Means Expect The Unexpected

The devastation to life and property is tragic in every sense. It is an eye-opening reminder that we are subject to the whims of nature in […]
September 11, 2017
When it comes to money, should you follow the crowd?

When it Comes to Your Money, Following the Crowd Can Be Dangerous

“But all the kids are doing it!” I’d argue as a child when I wanted to do something. Predictably, the parental response was, “If all the […]
September 5, 2017
The true heart of money

The True Heart of Money

Money might be the target of your desire. The reason you work, get out of bed in the morning, maybe even the driving force behind the […]
August 28, 2017
What coffee, life, and money happiness have in common

What Coffee, Life and Money Happiness Have In Common

My friend—let’s call him Jim—is a complete and utter coffee geek. He buys green beans, roasts them to his liking, grinds them to the perfect consistency […]
August 21, 2017
Selecting a financial advisor

Does Your Financial Advisor Tell You Things You Don’t Want To Hear?

I am not referring to the “financial advisor” who advises you to double down on a stock or buy an annuity or insurance product while requesting […]
August 14, 2017
Buying your first home - 6 things to know

7 Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home

How to get your finances in order — and to make sure now is the right time for you to buy. Buying a home to call […]
August 7, 2017
DIY Portfolio mistakes

6 Common DIY Portfolio Mistakes

DIYing has grown in popularity over the years. And, why not? There’s a high level of satisfaction to building, fixing, and installing projects on your own […]
July 31, 2017
Getting married and combining finances

Thinking Of Getting Married: Are Your Money Mindsets Compatible?

Getting married is easy! It’s as simple as signing a piece of paper and saying a few words. Staying married—that’s where it becomes tricky, especially with […]
July 24, 2017
5 common mistakes to avoid when saving for college

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Saving For College

Here’s how to avoid making them. For many, providing an education for your children is a core value. As parents, we want to launch our children […]
July 17, 2017
Communicating about money

How To Hold A Stress-Free Money Conversation

We all grow up with beliefs about money. These beliefs are ingrained in us whether we like it or not; whether they support or constrain us. […]
July 10, 2017
The vibrancy of money and reaching your personal finance goals

The Vibrancy of Money

Money is inert. Actually, money is less than inert. Other than the physical form of coins and paper, money is completely intangible; though money is vibrant. […]

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