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The Financial Pitfalls of a Legal Marital Separation

When couples want to part ways, they may opt for a legal separation instead of directly going for a divorce, something most states allow. Couples may decide to first separate legally for religious reasons, or…

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#1 Tip to Endure the Pandemic: The Three Feet Ahead View

One late August day I was pedaling up a steep incline, trying to make it over the drawbridge without needing to walk my bike. I had been intimidated by this hill for weeks. It’s not…

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A Handy Tool to Help You Make Good Decisions

We all make decisions. They may be easy or difficult. Some don’t require very much thought but others can impact our life, our career, or other individuals who are important to us. For those decisions…

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Celebrities Lead the Wave of COVID Divorces and Move On – But How Can Everyday Couples Split If They are Cooped Up Together, 24/7?

For some of our favorite Hollywood stars, celebrity status is not enough to combat the ill effects of the COVID-19 lockdown. Bachelor alums Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, for example, singer and TV personality Kelly…

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3 Tips to Having Political Conversations Without Destroying Relationships

This election season is like no other. And it’s gotten me thinking about the polarization and deep emotions that are exploding daily in the media and sadly spilling over and destroying longstanding relationships. A client…

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The Benefits of Having a Mentor

In today’s business, a combination of soft and hard skills is critical to successfully manage this complex and changing landscape. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through a mentor; a person who…

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Underpaid and Overloaded: COVID-19 Exposes Cracks in Financial Equality for Women

Women are more vulnerable during this time of financial upheaval. Here’s why and a few steps they can take to help improve their outlook long term. The COVID-19 pandemic is further exposing the financial inequities…

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Happiness and Banana Bread

What Do Baking, Toilets, and Brain Surgery Have to Do With Happiness?

So much feels out of our control these days. I recently had a restless night’s sleep after watching a news program before bed. Note to self: Don’t do that again. It’s not an easy time…

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Women's Equality Day

Why are Women Still Financially Behind A Century After Getting the Vote?

Women’s Equality Day is observed on August 26th every year to commemorate the right of women to vote in U.S and, also to promote equality between men and women. On this date, 100 years ago,…

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Travel during a Pandemic

Travel during a pandemic.

As a travel planner and retreat leader, I usually find myself on a plane every month or so, flying out to explore far flung places for business and pleasure. Just before the pandemic struck, I…

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