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Don’t Forget To Take Advantage Of This COVID Freebie: Free Credit Reports

Here’s a freebie that every consumer should take advantage of before the offer expires. Major credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are offering FREE credit reports every week to consumers through April 20, 2022 to help them ease any anxiety about their financial health resulting from the COVID crisis. Normally, free credit reports from each […]

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Mari Speaks On College Planning At Financial Planning Conference

Thank you again to the Financial Planning Association of Central Florida for the invitation to talk about “College Planning After COVID” at the group’s 31st Annual Symposium in Orlando last week! It was great to network with fellow financial planners, and participate in the outstanding educational sessions on residential real estate, Medicare, investments and other […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021: There’s A Money Superhero Inside All Of Us

Last week on March 8 we celebrated International Women’s Day 2021, the global day dedicated to supporting, empowering and uplifting women around the world. I would like to offer my special thanks to the Women’s Foundation of Florida for inviting me to talk about 5 simple steps to help women take back control of their […]

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After COVID, How Much Of An Emergency Fund Do You Think You Really Need?

  There’s nothing like an honest-to-goodness crisis to to give your emergency preparations a test run. And there’s no doubt that the 2020 COVID pandemic qualifies as one of the most profound crises ever to affect our nation. So now that we’ve lived through almost ten months of the pandemic and we start to see […]

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Quote Of The Week: COVID Creates Haves And Have-Nots

“In some ways it’s a tale of two cities. While a number of Americans have been able to pay down their credit card debt during the pandemic, some people are really struggling because they’ve been laid off or have had their hours cut.” Bruce McClary, spokesman for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), interviewed by Daniel […]

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Not Quite Back To Normal Yet, But Boca Symphonia Wows With Beautiful Music!

Everyone was masked, we all sat far apart, and it wasn’t your typical concert hall, but it sure was nice to get out of the house and hear exquisite music at the Boca Symphonia’s first live concert of the 2020-2021 season. The program included a selection of works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Walker, and Mozart, under the […]

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4 Ways Women Can Stop COVID From Sidetracking Their Health, Wellness And Financial Plan

As a woman, I know how easy it is to put someone else’s needs ahead of my own. I think many women do it automatically when we have young kids at home, but it’s a pattern that often extends into the empty nest phase and even later years. There’s always an excuse. Maybe we’re too […]

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