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Sharon ODay

Holiday Shopping: Keeping Your Money Safe

By Sharon O’Day – Holiday shopping! Black Friday alerts are popping up all over my email these days, a sure sign that the peak holiday shopping season can’t be far away. Excitement’s up, precaution’s down. And, like all the riffraff that appears right after a major hurricane to take advantage

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Letting Go of Prince Charming

By Sharon O’Day – “Read it to me one more time, Mommy.” And off we go again, hearing how the damsel in distress was swept off her feet by her charming prince … and lived happily ever after. Unfortunately, that’s probably one of the most insidious things our mothers could

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When Your Inner Child Becomes a “Material” Girl

By Tamara Elizabeth – This time of year with all the fliers and mail/internet order fliers and catalogues arrive at your doorstep, our inner child evolves into a “material girl”. She comes out of the gate fighting- a ravaged shopper from hell – and she’s hungry. The pre-holiday sales are

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5 Factors that Could Threaten Your Financial Plan

By  Jacqueline Darien – What could make your retirement plans go awry? And what strategies can help you keep your plan on track? The events of the past few years have led to many people rethinking and restructuring their retirement plans. A large percentage of people are planning on postponing

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Jacqueline Dariens

The Importance of Sound Financial Planning

By Jacqueline Darien, CFP – Several years ago I played golf with an attorney for a large bank. As we walked along, we chatted about housing, as people in NYC are likely to do. I had sold my apartment and was renting. She was renting and wanted to buy an

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Does Being More Positive Really Improve Your Career and Life?

By Kathy Caprino – As a trained family therapist and career coach, I’ve researched for over eight years what makes some people highly successful in business and in life, and others doomed to fail. I’ve observed this: Being more positive in your behaviors and language paves the way for greater

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Sharing the Wealth

Helping out our grown children now or leaving a legacy for later By Penelope Lemov – My husband and I have been incredibly lucky. We came of age in the great economic expansion that followed World War II. We’ve had good jobs and rewarding careers–to the point where we have

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Health Care Cost Challenges for Older Americans

By Art Koff, Founder RetiredBrains.com – Facts and Figures You Should Know Seniors will pay a great deal for their health care in their retirement years and these costs continue to increase every year. Below I have quoted several reliable sources and although the numbers vary, all are in agreement that overall

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Sharon ODay

3 Simple Steps for Wrestling Your Finances into Submission

By Sharon O’Day – Finances, pesky finances. Even those of us who seem to have our finances totally under control have bad days. Typically, it comes from being in financial overwhelm. If we’re not careful, those bad days may extend into weeks if we don’t nip the problem in the

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How To Avoid The Caregiving Cost Drain

By: Sherri Snelling – Caring for an older parent or an ill spouse can be a labor of love, but it can also take a toll on you emotionally, physically and financially. While many caregivers are not fully prepared for their new role, it is important to understand the impact

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5 Things About Managing Money I Learned From My Mom

By: Sharon Hurley Hall My mom excelled at leading by example and giving sound advice. That was never truer than when it came to money management. It’s an area that defeats many women in business, as Ms Money points out, “far too many women stay on the sidelines of the

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How to Cure Head Chatter When It Comes to Your Money

By Sharon O’Day – Every woman wants to get her finances under control, right? Well, one of the toughest parts of doing so is getting honest with money itself: the green stuff, the coins, the paychecks, the bills. The stuff you either have enough of … or you don’t. In

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Sharon ODay

Mothers, Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Clueless

By Sharon O’Day – They say that how we handle our money is inherited from our parents and from the different memories we absorbed of all the experiences we had as children. Those experiences are what created our subconscious feelings towards money, subject for another day. But what our parents

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Sharon ODay

Hallelujah, I Have to Pay Taxes!

By Sharon O’Day – Tax Day is rapidly approaching in the U.S.  The closer it gets, the greater the gloom you feel descending over people.  You see, they’re struggling with the fact that they’re going to have to write down in black-and-white (and acknowledge) how much they made last year,

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Everybody Wants More Money

By Sharon O’Day – Ask people what their greatest problem is and, almost always, it comes down to the same thing:  “I need more money.”  “If only I had more money…” Whether they say, “I wish I had more sales in my business,” “I didn’t get a raise this year,”

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