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Raising successful children is not easy!  I am not a child psychologist, child psychiatrist or an expert in early childhood development nor do I play one on TV.  I am an educator, but I started that career after my children graduated college.   I won’t even take all the credit; my wife had a part in my children’s success too.  What did we do that helped them succeed?  Read More…

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That’s right, stop the budget insanity!  If you think I am talking about what is going on in Washington, you would be wrong.  I am a lifelong planner and made a career out of budgeting, long range and strategic planning and financial management.   A budget is a structure to help you achieve your financial goals.  You can go through the motions or make it count! Read More…

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10 things I can’t live without seems like an obvious sequel!  Recently, I wrote an article called 10 Things I Can Live Without.  It was the success of that article that made me think about what I can’t live without.  Whether you are planning, budgeting or just analyzing your expenses, I think you reflect on your decisions in order to develop your goals and plans. Read More…

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10 things I can live without and I am okay!!  You make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, set goals or budget and you need to make choices.  So it is a very relevant question!  What will you give up to achieve your goals?  It could range from dessert, sleep to exercise, dining out or entertainment.  Here are ten (10) things I can live without! Read More…

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Post image for Writing your will without a lawyer: Is it possible?

Everyone needs a will to ensure their family and loved ones are taken care of after your death. If you have assets and personal possessions that you want to divide among specific people, it can be stated in your will. But, thanks to the Internet, you can write  your own will without hiring an attorney. An attorney can be very expensive, and writing your own will is cost-effective.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States each year on the fourth Thursday in November.  I was surprised to learn that as many as seven (7) other countries celebrate Thanksgiving.  In the United States, the origin goes back to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.  Most celebrate with a huge meal of turkey with all the trimmings with family and friends.  How will you celebrate? Read More…

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Post image for How Do You Prepare for the Unexpected?

Are you prepared for the unexpected?  This past week saw unusual weather hit the East coast and devastate the Jersey shore.  Too many people’s homes and businesses are devastated and will take a long time to rebuild.  Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes destroy property and take an emotional toll on everyone involved! Read More…

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Post image for Moving When You Retire Is Dumb!

Unless you are moving with friends and family, moving when you retire is dumb!  You have roots in the neighborhood, family and community.  Social connections are very important to living a long happy life.  Do you really want to start over again in a new place?  Are you moving to a warmer climate?  Why do you want to move?  Is it the lure of an exotic location?  Would you move overseas? Read More…

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Post image for Why I don’t Have a Bucket List

Any bucket list is stupid!  If you wait to do things or need to put it on a bucket list, you probably won’t do it anyway.  The concept of a list of things to do before you die bothers me!  It seems you are procrastinating if you need to put it on some list to do in the future.  The bucket list is a list of things to do before you kick the bucket.  Are you putting off something for all the wrong reasons? Read More…

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Paid to stay healthy?  Can you imagine insurance companies paying you to stay healthy?  I can’t!  Health insurance companies are routinely vilified for their practices.  Now they are not only encouraging healthy behaviors, but actually paying you for it.  It is a 180 degree change, but I will gladly take it.  Is there something wrong about accepting money from the insurance company for doing what you would do anyway? Read More…

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