3 Things to focus on to stay sane and calm

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In the almost 3 weeks of Shelter-In-Place, we have gone from the initial shock to gradual acceptance. These are life changing moments, and it is important that we take the time to process. Now that we had the chance to take in and absorb what is happening in the world, I felt that it’s the…

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Giving GenX Women a Voice

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Are you a Gen Xer? If you were born between 1965 – 1980, then the answer is Yes, although according to some studies, only 41% of Gen Xers associate themselves with that label. Why is that and what are the implications? I started asking the questions recently. A forgotten generation, sandwiched between the baby boomers…

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Planning for Kids’ College Education

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Most people are probably aware that student loan debt is a huge problem for Americans, but how many people really understand the enormity of it? Here are some stats: According to reports at ticas.org, there is: $1.31 trillions in total U.S. student loan debt  44.2 million Americans with student loan debt  Student loan delinquency rate…

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Pre-Marital Money Compatibility Conversations

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Money and Communication are the two top reasons for divorce. When you combine a difficult subject, like money, with a general lack of communication over a long period of time, misunderstanding and resentment build up. It’s no wonder the divorce rate is so high. In this article, I would like to highlight a few areas…

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A Post-Divorce Checklist

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One of the hardest things in life is going through a divorce. It is emotionally crushing and financially draining. From a financial perspective, getting back on your own feet can be challenging and overwhelming, particularly for women. In many cases, it can also be a very lonely process as most women going through a divorce…

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Why do the things today when you can wait til tomorrow?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was a good kid! My mom used to brag about the fact that she never needed to harass me about “do your homework first before going out to play”. Somehow, I just knew the “right thing” to do. Somewhere along the way as I grew up, I lost it! I became a procrastinator, a…

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Finding the Zen in Weed Pulling

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I’ve let it go…. for the last 10 months… Yes, I’ve been ignoring it, thinking “it will be fixed”. Honestly, I even enjoy the aftermath in a self-justifying twisted way. I’m talking about my gardens, front and back! Ever since we moved back to the U.S., I’ve been totally ignoring them. Why? Because we want…

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Newly married couples: How well they can manage their money

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contributed by personal finance writer & blogger Amy Nickson   Money problems are one of the most popular reasons of divorces taking place in our society. According to the survey, money topics always cause a clash between couples. An increasing number of couples, whether unmarried, married or cohabiting, end up having an occasional tiff about their…

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What Does Currency Exchange Have To Do with a 15-Yr Old?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My 15-year old daughter surprised me the other day with a conversation about the currency exchange rate and its impact on her life events. Here’s the scoop: She’s a mermaid! Yes, you heard me right. That’s what she said. One of her dreams is to swim in the ocean like a mermaid, with a fancy…

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During our Christmas holidays, we spent a week in the French Alps skiing. We are a ski family and I have been skiing for the last 20 years, on and off. I learned to ski from my husband, who is a good skier. He was patient enough to teach me and stayed with me on…

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