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6 Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Lunch is over and you’re heading into that last stretch of the workday. But you’re having trouble focusing on your long, seemingly insurmountable to-do list for the afternoon.  We’ve all been there. You might even be there right now. When the...

The Importance of Speaking Up

People showed up to hear what you have to say, so say it!

How to Score the Best Back-to-School Deals

Parents, prepare to fork over more cash for school supplies this year than last. And if you’re set on shopping at certain stores, you may pay even more. According to data from the National Retail Federation, the average family with children in...

The Cost of Conceiving on Your Own

Maybe the dating-marriage-kids plan didn’t work out as you’d expected — or maybe going solo was part of your plan all along. Whatever the reason, if you’re considering having a baby on your own, you’re in good company. According to the Center for...

Why Are We So Afraid of Asking for Help?

For most of my adult life I have not asked for help. If I didn’t know how to do something, I simply pretended I did. If I didn’t know how to do something, I simply pretended I did. Unsure what to quote a potential client? I’d make an educated...

Not Ready to Divorce? Beware the Pitfalls of Long-term Separation

Meet Christine and Jake — a hypothetical composite couple who incorporates many of the situations I have seen and heard as a CDFA. Christine has long known that her marriage to Jake is essentially over. When he got an apartment in town, it was so...

How Can I Get More Control Back at Work?

I have the frustrating ability to begin a project with enthusiasm and excitement, but then the first distraction, interruption, hurdle and I lose momentum. There is a lot going on in the background of my life which makes it never straight...

How We Bounced Back After Hitting Rock Bottom

My husband and I met the old fashioned way: in a bar. He was the drummer for a band playing all the good clubs around town and I was enamored with the music and the players. One night, after a set I went up and talked to my future husband on a...

Hustle Through a Heartbreak

“I don’t think this is going to work”, he said. In that moment, I felt like a giant fist punched through my belly, taking all of my oxygen with it. My heart was surely breaking. The next week was a blur.  I cried and cried. I spent hours a day...

5 Ways To Protect Your Relationship From Financial Damage

When I read the words we put on the page, my stomach started to feel queasy. I silently recited my mantra (“What would I tell a client to do?”) and put my pen to paper, scrawling my name across the black line. A few minutes later, our co-tenancy...

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