May 11, 2022

When Kansas farm girl Dorothy closed her eyes and murmured longingly, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!” she was speaking as a twelve year old who had come to recognize the true magic of home, not as a young adult comfortably and seemingly permanently ensconced under your roof. Home is a wonderful place,

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July 6, 2015

Personal money management has two very important, but unequal, parts. The how-to is actually only about 20% of the equation, while your behavior holds the overwhelming majority of the control. The nuts and bolts of the how-to are easy ones to address, but your behavior is a more interesting matter. Your behavior is guided by your core beliefs:

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June 1, 2015

Have you ever been so tired of or discouraged with what you do that you are ready not just to change jobs but switch to a completely different field? A young woman I know was in that very difficult place. She had been employed in the healthcare industry for over five years, working her way from

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April 6, 2015

Every so often you hear or read about an idea so simple and useful that you automatically add it to your life “toolbox”: Using the 3 Door Rule for more peace of mind in a situation Implementing the Five Why’s to get to the bottom of an issue Remembering there’s a pony in there somewhere when the going gets difficult. Last

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March 2, 2015

My husband and I were Ostriches. You know the breed: Not exceptionally self-aware, since when they feel threatened they will try to flatten their nine foot tall, 350 pound bodies against the ground in an effort to become invisible. Assuming that move fails, they can run like the wind from predators at sustained speeds of

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February 2, 2015

The question in the headline may bring to mind ads full of burly, weapon-waving Vikings in all sorts of amusing modern situations. However, the question What’s in your wallet? is a serious one because it will determine your ability to think outside the box when you and your spouse have set your sights on a purchase. You

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