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Marie Burns, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), advocates for women’s financial health. She is an author of a financial checklist book series, speaker, podcast host and partners with clients to offer friendly financial advice in her independent practice www.FocusPointPlanning.com. Visit her at Marie@MindMoneyMotion.com or https://www.facebook.com/MindMoneyMotion/

Latest Posts By Marie Burns

7 days ago

The Gift Women Really Need

When I shared the first draft of my financial checklist book with a publisher years ago, his reaction surprised me. “This is a ‘honey, I love you’ book!” he said. “I am going to get this book for my wife for Valentine’s Day and tell her that my gift will be…

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2 weeks ago

How to Love Your Family, Even After You’re Gone

In this month of “love” I think it’s appropriate to share a blog from Pastor Jack, from Avondale Baptist Church in Arizona. He wrote a blog for his congregation a few years ago about how to love your wife even after you’re gone and I requested…

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1 month ago

“Planuary” a Better Approach to the New Year?

Are you sick of it yet… all the tips and tricks for making New Year’s Resolutions? And at the same time, all of the depressing stats on how quickly we fail (by mid-January!) at keeping those resolutions? Don’t get me wrong. I am a huge fan…

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2 months ago

Grandma School Part 3: Seeing Life Through the Eyes of a Child

To wrap up the grandma school series, but also kick off the new year, Dr. Jill has some final experiences to share for those of us with young grandchildren. As a Mimi myself, I bring my “Mimi’s Travel Bag” that I fill with activities to do with our grandchildren…

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2 months ago

Christmas Tea and Other Holiday Traditions

Whatever reasons contributed to the popularity of Christmas Tea, I am in favor. It’s one of those ‘forced pauses’ that allows us to ‘stop and smell the roses’ over the holidays. During the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year, a pause is always a good thing…

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3 months ago

Grandma School Part 2: Teaching What Schools Cannot

What better time than the holidays, when hopefully we are seeing our grandchildren even more, to continue our focus on maximizing our playtime with the young ones. How about a fun time together AND nurturing better brain development?

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3 months ago

What’s a Girl to Do? Financial Planning Considerations for Single Women

Life is full of surprises, changes, and adventures we often never dreamed would happen. These events are not always happy times but become part of the facts of our lives regardless. As women, for various reasons (death, divorce, choice)…

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4 months ago

Suddenly Single over the Holidays: A Difficult Time to Make Good Cheer

As the holiday season approaches, I often think about those who are Suddenly Single – and have recently experienced life-altering events such as divorce, widowhood, or separation. Especially during the holidays, overwhelming feelings…

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4 months ago

Grandma School Part 1: The Impact of Grandma Time

As a grandma, or an aunt, or a grandma figure to someone else’s children, you may already be aware that child play is how children learn. But have you ever wondered about the best ways to enhance that child’s play time for better brain development?

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4 months ago

A Widow’s Decision: Better or Bitter?

Recently, a young widow shared something that stuck with me; a point she heard made by Rick Warren, a well-known pastor, author, and host of a Daily Hope Radio show. I don’t know if he was talking about grief specifically or moving forward…

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