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Guidelines Financial Planners Use

  April is Financial Literacy Month! In honor, I’d like to share the guidelines I use to answer the questions I frequently field as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM. People often ask me, “How much should I be saving?”...

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Becoming A Mom: Different Journeys

    The Mom topic continues today.  It’s moving from your mom to you as a mom.  This is written for women who think they’d like to become moms, are growing kids in their bodies currently, are currently growing k...

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Fix Your Time Management Problem in 15 Minutes

Leadership coach and productivity expert Jason Womack recently blew my mind with this video on Inc. called “How 15 Minutes Can Fix Your Time Management.“ What’s the theory? Your day is actually comprised of 96...


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5 Tips For Setting Deadlines That Work

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Creating a deadline is like drawing a line in the sand. It’s a finish line for what you want to accomplish. Here are some tips to set effective deadlines...

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Beauty Unites

I came full circle this week – I began my beauty career in the corner drugstore of my hometown, and this week I ended up back there – in a manner of speaking. I led several days of beauty training for our hometown drugstore...

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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

I’ve spoken to you all before about my struggle with sleep. Lately, I’ve been heeding the advice of experts like Arianna Huffington and the like who are advising that sleep deprivation can be just as dangerous to yo...


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Hard vs. Soft in Your Daily Schedule

The last few weeks, I’ve admittedly felt like I don’t have control of my own schedule. I have meetings, meetings, meetings, travel, travel, and more travel, and it’s becoming harder and harder to get things do...

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Buy Seasonally and Save BIG Money

Saving money isn’t always about finding the best deals or sales, sometimes it’s about buying at the right time! Our friends at Real Simple are giving you the full guide on “The Best Time to Buy Essentials̶...

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6 Times We Overspend (and How to Stop)

Overspending happens to all of us. Even when we think we have a budget set-in-stone, there are certain times in our lives when overspending seems close to inevitable. Our friends at LearnVest recently compiled six of these high...


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Tackling Your To-Do List In Today’s Frenzied Office

Why You Can’t Get Anything Done… Between meetings, conference calls, interruptions from managers looking for an update, and the 5th birthday celebration of the month – it’s a wonder we get anything done at t...