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World Traveler Sets Her Sites on New Retirement Adventure And Career #4

Introduction: There is nothing more inspirational or powerful than watching a woman transform her life to create new opportunities and possibilities for herself. As we approach July 4 and the celebration of our nation’s Independence, join with us in celebrating some of these women as they share their stories – in their own words – […]

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Been Putting Off Your Estate Planning? Now Is A Good Time To Get It Done.

Have you been putting off your estate planning? Many people have. Less than one-half of all adults have drafted a Will. Many families with young children have no instructions in place for who should step in as guardian if something happens to them. Without your own estate plan, state laws and probate courts will make key […]

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How I Launched A Totally New Career & Became An Entrepreneur In My 60s

Introduction: There is nothing more inspirational or powerful than watching a woman transform her life to create new opportunities and possibilities for herself. As we approach July 4 and the celebration of our nation’s Independence, join with us in celebrating some of these women as they share their stories – in their own words – […]

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How I Went To Law School In My ’40s And Changed My Life

Introduction: There is nothing more inspirational or powerful than watching a woman transform her life to create new opportunities and possibilities for herself. As we approach July 4 and the celebration of our nation’s Independence, join with us in celebrating some of these women as they share their stories – in their own words – […]

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When Grown Kids Return To The Nest: Practical Parenting During The Pandemic

Sheltering-at-home has been tough on many people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are lonely, some are bored, many miss seeing their grandkids, and more than a few have their hands full juggling work, childcare, medical concerns, and financial stress. That’s why I consider myself one of the lucky ones. For the last few years I’ve […]

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12 Most Affordable Housing Markets For First-Time Homebuyers

Young Americans are priced out of real estate markets in many of their favorite cities. Home values are so high in relation to income in the nation’s leading metropolitan areas that young home-buyers would need decades to save enough money to put down a 20% down payment. But it doesn’t need to be that way. […]

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Don’t Throw Out That Stimulus Debit Card!

“I almost threw it out,” confessed one client. “I thought it was another unsolicited credit card offer and was getting ready to put it in the shredder,” said another. They are talking about the prepaid debit cards they received from the U.S. Treasury containing their stimulus payments issued under the CARES Act. The cards, called Economic […]

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8 Surprising Products People Most Want To Buy During The Pandemic

Surprise! Here are the 8 most unexpected products that people have wanted to buy during the pandemic.  

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Retirement Playbook: How Portfolios Can Bounce Back From Down Markets

It’s easy to get caught up in discouraging economic news, and lose sight of your long-term financial roadmap. That’s why Mari was glad to have a conversation with veteran financial journalist Gail MarksJarvis, writing for Barron’s, about how retirees can stay on track by taking positive steps to protect their portfolios in times of turbulent […]

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Women: Here’s How To Protect Your Credit During The Pandemic

Millions of Americans are concerned about protecting their credit during the coronavirus pandemic, and especially women. We’re all affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But some are facing greater financial challenges as they wait for the economy to rebound. Almost 90 million Americans are worried about their credit scores and whether they will be damaged before […]

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