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About Marie Burns

Marie Burns, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), is an advocate for financial health. She is an entrepreneur, author of a financial checklist book series, speaker, and podcast host of Mind, Money, Motion. Marie is passionate about promoting women’s financial wellness for less worry, more life! Visit her at Marie@MindMoneyMotion.com or https://www.facebook.com/MindMoneyMotion/
Latest Posts | By Marie Burns
4 Things I Learned About the Word Widow
1 week ago

4 Things I Learned About the Word Widow

I wish we had a different word to use here in the United States for our “status” after we lose a spouse other than the word “widow.” It’s the only box you can check on forms you need to fill out afterwards at the bank, doctor’s office, dentist…
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Do You Have “Enjoy Life” on Your Checklist?
3 weeks ago

Do You Have “Enjoy Life” on Your Checklist?

Checklists are more powerful than you might think. Research is definitely convincing on the merits of using checklists. They help you focus and accomplish goals, one small task at a time. They train your brain to be more productive…
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It Happens to All of Us, But Most of Us Don’t Plan for It
1 month ago

It Happens to All of Us, But Most of Us Don’t Plan for It

What are the odds of getting hit by a bus? 1 in 495,000. Not happening to me, right? But what are the odds that you’re going to die someday? Exactly. I always say this topic is about WHEN not IF something happens and you are no longer…
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How to Guarantee Your Best First Impression
2 months ago

How to Guarantee Your Best First Impression

By  •  Lifestyle

When I first started public speaking, part of my training was the constant reminder that you only have 30 seconds to make a positive impression and grab the audience’s attention. That training was about 30 years ago, and the timeframe…
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What Does Breathing Have to Do with Money?
2 months ago

What Does Breathing Have to Do with Money?

“Take a deep breath!” That was probably a common phrase that was used when we were younger if we were upset about something. Or we might have been told to “calm down, count to 10” or “walk it off.” Who knew this age-old advice…
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The Holiday Gift of Being Financially Organized
3 months ago

The Holiday Gift of Being Financially Organized

What is a favorite memory you have of holiday time as a child? Maybe it was related to an event or activity rather than a gift. Or perhaps you have smells or sounds that come to mind when you think of the holidays. I remember getting…
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Gathering Our Financial Family Around Us
4 months ago

Gathering Our Financial Family Around Us

By  •  Family

Talking around the dinner table as a young girl is where I heard the story of my grandma Helen’s first husband. It turned out that 1941, the year of the Pearl Harbor attack, was also a year that will live in infamy in the history of my family…
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Who Gets What When You’re Gone?
4 months ago

Who Gets What When You’re Gone?

By  •  Family

When one of my nieces was just a little thing, maybe 4 or 5 years old, she saw a spoon rack on her grandmother’s wall (my mother-in-law). It is one of those wooden shelves that holds tiny spoons my in-laws had collected…
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Are You Expecting Your Man to Be Your Financial Plan?
5 months ago

Are You Expecting Your Man to Be Your Financial Plan?

If you had to choose one word to describe what money means to you, what would that word be? Survival, security, love, power, independence, or something else? Whatever word you identified is the result of years of experiences…
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3 Ways to Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess!
6 months ago

3 Ways to Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess!

By  •  Family

When we hear the term “legacy” we often think of leaving millions of dollars to heirs, so most of us decide “well, that sure doesn’t apply to me!” and we stop thinking about it. However, the word legacy simply refers to passing…
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