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What’s with the Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule, and Why Should You Care?

I’ve written elsewhere on my blog about the importance of working with an investment adviser who operates with your best ...
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Use Your Tax Refund To Grow Your Nest Egg

According to the Internal Revenue Service, the average tax refund for 2015 was $3,120. It is forecasted that the average ...
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Mindful Education Leads to a Lifetime of Prosperity

Adolescence is a difficult stage of life. Trying on different identities, developing emotional intelligence and socialization skills, deluged with social ...
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Mindfulness Allows You to Show Up for Your Life, Your Family, and Your Friends

Are you a proficient multi-tasker and proud of it? Well, consider slowing down a bit when it could be useful ...
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Troubled Teens Can Strain Family Finances

Why do our kids gravitate to drugs, alcohol and aberrant sexual behavior, even though we try to give them everything ...
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How to Grow Old Gracefully and Die Well

Whether you’re in your thirties or your sixties, growing older is a part of life. It can happen so gradually ...
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Plan for More Gold in Your Golden Years: Goals Involving Asset Decumulation

We spend a good portion of our lives working to provide financial stability for our family and ourselves. This work ...
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An Invitation to the Wa Exploration: The Harmony that Comes from Aligning with the Flow of Life

When my teacher, friend and colleague first began a new set of exploratory conversations in 2003, I eagerly flew to ...
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Think You Don’t Have Time for Meditation? Think Again.

Millions of people around the world use meditation as a centering practice in their lives, although it is not yet ...
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Help Your Students Get the Most Out of Their Holiday Break

For students, the upcoming winter break is a time to celebrate and enjoy the holidays and quality time with family ...
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School Activities & Athletics: The Benefits of Teamwork

The new school year is in full swing!  Like many families, you may feel overwhelmed by the various school, sports ...
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Investing in Your Cognitive Reserve

Like investing in your retirement, the earlier you start investing in your cognitive reserve the better. The concept of a ...
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7 Steps to Build Your Cognitive Reserve

It is never too late to start building your cognitive reserve—there is research to prove it.1 And, the more activities ...
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Wealth Matters Little When You’ve Lost Your Mind

Imagine John, who’s in his 70s. He’s become ever-more forgetful; frequently unable to find his keys, forgetting his children’s birthdays, ...
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Increased Community Involvement Among Students Can Produce Unexpected Results

Ever consider the concept of selfish-altruism? Most of us are familiar with each of the two separate words as they ...
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How Determination Can Help You Make a Major Life Change

I’d like to share a personal story of struggle and transformation. There is a reason you often see images of ...
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How to Feel Good About Smarter Spending

How do you typically feel when you spend money? Do you feel guilty, excited, selfish or ashamed? We all have ...
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5 Ways to File Your Taxes This Tax Season

It’s that time of year again. Time to prepare and file your tax returns. It has to be done, and ...
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How Does Your Financial Advisor Make His Money?

The question, "How does your financial advisor make his money?" may initially seem irrelevant to your wealth management concerns but the ...
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Want to Build Trust? Balance Your Commitments & Keep Your Promises

Promises are one of the most important tools used to navigate social encounters. They represent a complex social norm and ...
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How to Use Criticisms to Become a Better Leader

The New York Times article, "Learning to Love Criticism," by Tara Mohr (Sept. 27, 2014) brought forth many excellent points ...
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How Much Is Your Child’s Mental Health Worth?

Your typical day most likely includes a long list of things to do and places to go. So if your ...
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