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Set goals

Defining personal goals Goal setting is a creative process that can pay big dividends. Identify where you’re going and your path becomes more clear. Setting goals requires posing some questions to yourself and waiting for the answers. They may come immediately, or they make take a few days or longer. Personal finance for women starts […]

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Ideas worth money

I love the abundance of Fall, with plump orange pumpkins, swirls of colorful leaves and trees loaded with apples. Plus there are candy apples and that Thanksgiving feast—oh my! Fall is all about “transition and abundance.” What are you doing to transition into more abundance in your life? Here are five ideas worth money. Put […]

Get Financially Naked

Book Review Authors: Sharon Kedar & Manisha Thakor Adams Media, 208 pp Reviewed by Lea Ann Knight, CFP® Who wouldn’t crack open this book, if just for the provocative title? Aimed at those of us who would rather have a root canal than talk about money with our significant other, Get Financially Naked provides numerous […]

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The Purposeful Budget Is your money working for your values? By Laura Scharr Bykowsky CFP® Posted July, 2010 Most Americans spend their take home pay with little awareness. In contrast, the wealth builders establish a purposeful budget. What is it? It is a spending plan that aligns with your most important values, goals, and visions […]