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Managing Money in Retirement

No matter how much you have saved, managing money in retirement is critically important. Let’s talk about how to make your Social Security and pension money last longer.

Where Did You Learn The Life Skill of Money Management? (VIDEO)
1 week ago

Where Did You Learn The Life Skill of Money Management? (VIDEO)

Who did you learn from about money and personal finance in your life? Parents or grandparents? School? Or no one, aka the School of Hard Knocks? April is National Financial Literacy Awareness month in the United States, so it’s the perfect time…
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How Do You Manage Your Emotions with Money?
3 weeks ago

How Do You Manage Your Emotions with Money?

The legendary Magellan mutual fund manager, Peter Lynch, once said, “Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.” When it boils down to it, successful investing is both personal and emotional…
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What Is the State of Your Positive Intelligence?
4 weeks ago

What Is the State of Your Positive Intelligence?

You have likely heard of IQ (Intelligence Quotient, a test measuring intelligence relative to others) or EQ (Emotional Quotient, a measurement of the ability to identify and manage your emotions and the emotions of others). But have you heard of PQ?
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Financial Advice for Widows: What to Do Before You Remarry
4 weeks ago

Financial Advice for Widows: What to Do Before You Remarry

Many years ago, when a woman’s husband died, she went into mourning – sometimes wearing black “widow’s weeds” for a year or more. Generally, she remained alone after that year or perhaps moved into an adult child’s home. That was the case with my…
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Why You Need to Be Ready to Take Over Your Family Finances
1 month ago

Why You Need to Be Ready to Take Over Your Family Finances

My husband didn’t expect to be diagnosed with esophageal cancer at age 34. I didn’t expect to become a widow at age 35. While it’s hard to call it a silver-lining, we were fortunate in that I was always our family’s breadwinner…
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What Does It Take to Enjoy Cheap Luxuries?
1 month ago

What Does It Take to Enjoy Cheap Luxuries?

Years ago, I coined the term ‘cheap luxury’ in my household, but I think it is a good time to spread it around. See if you think it has meaning for you. The term first arose, if I am not mistaken, over a jar of mustard. We were in a supermarket…
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The Magic (Pass)Words: It’s Not About Knowing, It’s About Doing (VIDEO)
2 months ago

The Magic (Pass)Words: It’s Not About Knowing, It’s About Doing (VIDEO)

How many passwords do you have to keep track of? Have you ever counted them? I stopped counting after I hit 200 (but I have two businesses so hopefully it’s not that many for everyone). I know it’s all for our own safety and security…
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3 Things You Need to Understand About President Biden’s Tax Plan
2 months ago

3 Things You Need to Understand About President Biden’s Tax Plan

President Biden has yet to make his tax bill a top priority, but with Americans likely to reach herd immunity by the end of summer 2021, people’s attention will quickly return to addressing income and wealth inequality…
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9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60
2 months ago

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60

The days of one spouse taking charge of the family finances are long gone, right? I wish that was the case. Over the years, I’ve edited a number of books aimed at helping women master the basics of personal finance and investing…
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Do You Have “Enjoy Life” on Your Checklist?
2 months 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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