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Let them eat cake!

Wedding planning can be exhilarating and exhausting but definitely enjoyable.  Dan and I had the hard task of attending a cake tasting with the baker on what kind of cake to serve at our daughter’s wedding. Times have surely changed as I have never been to a cake tasting before as our wedding had the traditional […]

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#4 in the Top 20 National Advisor Blogs

“A little recognition goes a long way.” We started writing this financial blog in 2012 with the hopes to educate and entertain the readers on financial issues and how they pertain to everyday life.  When we first began, we were certain that we were writing for a few family and friends (or so it seemed).  […]

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Say Something Nice!

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all                                                             From the movie  Bambi Growing up this phrase was repeated many times, at home, in the […]

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Find Hope and Joy!

Find Hope and Joy!

It’s graduation season and there are some wonderful commencement speakers who have interesting insight and advice for those who are graduating.  I always enjoy reading or listening to the many varied points of view and advice for those achieving this milestone in their lives. Many times the speeches are aimed for those in transition – leaving […]

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Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself!

Sometimes I think that we are our own worst critics.  We can often give others great advice as problems seem easy to solve when they are not your own. We only have a small amount of time each day and it is difficult to get everything done. And often, we are angry with ourselves when […]

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Lessons from Working at McDonald’s!

According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s. The list includes Sharon Stone, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams, Pink and me! My first job was the hostess at my local McDonald’s in Commack, NY. (You never realized that McDonald’s had a hostess?) I handled all of the kid’s activities […]

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Never Retire

I was at the gym (yes I am keeping up with my spin class) and passed by a bulletin board with the following header “NEVER RETIRE”.  This caught my attention as the prospect of never retiring is not one that is commonly stated especially as much of our concern is retirement planning.  However, when you […]

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How do you fill your “White Space”?

In the age of computers, tablets and smart phones, we have access to information instantaneously.  And with this access, the information overload can be addicting.  This is quite evident when you are out to dinner and the table next to you is filled with devices keeping everyone occupied. A typical American family can be – […]

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Happy Valentines Day!

Valentine’s Day is a holiday marketed to all of those in love with the purchase of cards, flowers and candy.  But as the day is approaching, it makes me think about the meaning of love and how love actually is all around us. It is easy to feel sad on this day of love, especially if […]

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And so it goes!

And so it goes. Goodbye 2015!  I can’t say that I am sad to see it end.  On a personal note, it was not one of my favorite years.  And for some reason, it reminds me of 1981.  It was the year that I graduated high school, said goodbye to my beloved Nana, and headed […]

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