I Hope You Dance….

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October, it is the last quarter of 2019. As we dance our way into another year, what would you like more of in 2020? How about a little more of self-love? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating moving up the selfishness scale. Instead, I’m talking about adding a pinch more of self compassion as…

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Increase Your Money Confidence

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It is human nature that we tend to do the things we are good at. We feel good so we do more, and from repetition, we get even better at it. It becomes a cycle. The reverse is also true. Things we are not good at or not familiar with, we tend to procrastinate or…

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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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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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The Illusion of Savings

So I just finished a 10-day Mediterranean cruise with my family. A great time was had by all, and along the way, I’ve observed and learned a couple of things about human behaviours, including my own. The biggest myth about vacationing on a cruise is that it’s “all inclusive”. That’s how they are being advertised.…

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What’s my problem

What's my problem

I have been reading a book titled “Think Like A Freak” by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, and something they said in the book has been twirling in my head: “Easy problems evaporate; it is the hard ones that linger.” So, why did this particular quote caught my attention? Who knows! But, the effect…

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It’s time to break free from the taboo!

Time to break free from the taboo

I just had an epiphany! (and thank goodness I immediately dashed over to my laptop and started writing because my maturing brain is running on a rather sluggish CPU these days. BTW, I’m in the market for an upgrade if anyone knows good source). Anyway, for the last few months, I’ve been working hard to start my new…

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Budget, such a dirty word

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“Who wants to budget anyway?” “Urgh, it’s so boring, and frankly, I don’t want to live my life that way, counting every penny.” “Budgets don’t work. So what if I know how much I spend on everything. It’s not going to change my financial situation.” These are the typical answers I hear when I ask…

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Is money in your 2014 new year resolution?

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It’s that time of the year again when many people are making new year resolutions, dreams and goals that they envision for themselves. Just two days ago, I asked my 10 year old son what his new year resolutions would be for 2014. He said: “I don’t know. What’s the point, don’t most people make…

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