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    Small Group Vacations: Win-Win Situation?

    Tweet   My husband and I were planning to go back to the East Coast this summer. It’s not too far from home, considering the idea is to enjoy the beach and oceanfront views. My brother-in-law and his wife suggested we go together. We were […]

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    Do You Like to Travel Alone?

    Tweet I like to travel. Whether I’m looking for something a little new in my own hometown, or whether I go on a bigger trip, I love to try new things and see new places. And, while it is pleasant to have a companion when […]

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    How Do You Combat the Negative Effects of Facebook?

    Tweet Over the last few years, a growing body of research indicates that being on Facebook can make us more unhappy. At first, this might seem counter-intuitive. How many of us have reveled in the sense of connectedness we feel on Facebook? I think it’s […]

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    Why I Still Reconcile My Account Statements

    Tweet In today’s technologically advanced world, it might seem as though there is no reason to reconcile account statements. After all, you can get a view of what is happening in your account in real time, whether you just log in, or, more likely, you […]

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    Huge Debts? Maybe Bankruptcy Isn’t the Right Option

    Tweet As a new year gets under way, many consumers are looking at their finances and trying to decide how to best improve them. When setting financial goals, it makes sense to consider feasibility. For some, the idea of bankruptcy is attractive because it seems like the […]

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    Need to do a group presentation? Read this.

    Tweet First impressions count. A lot. In a group presentation, be it a choir or just a business presentation, the details count. People are visual Look nice. Make sure your shoes are clean and shiny, you don’t look messy and your hair is pulled away […]

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    How Not to Go Overboard This Year

    Tweet For years, I used to make elaborate lists of things I wanted to accomplish each year. The idea was to totally reform my life in 12 months. Of course, while some people can manage it, there are plenty of others who cannot. Indeed, my […]

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  • Taking Control of Couple Finances: 6 Months Later

    Taking Control of Couple Finances: 6 Months Later

    Tweet Less than a year ago, I discussed a great change in my couple dynamic: The Day I Took Control Over Our Couple Finances. At the time, I was 8 months pregnant. By the time I was ready to truly apply this change, baby was […]

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    5 Reasons to Quit Your Job in the New Year

    Tweet One of the biggest influencers on other areas of your life is likely to be your career. The work you do — including how stressful it is — can affect your relationships, health, and finances. As you consider a good starting point for making […]

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    What single women want….. in a home

    Tweet Another nice Metro news article from August 2011 that I never got around to posting until now. Christina Aragon, director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at Rent.com gave a few facts that I found interesting: 72% of single women want a safe neighbourhood 13% […]

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