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Women Are Great Financial Decision-Makers

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Women Are Great Financial Decision-Makers — Although many women have insecurities regarding money management, research indicates that—when compared to our male counterparts—we make better investment decisions, are more organized, and we are highly goal oriented.

Budgeting… Not Worthy Of Its Bad Rap!

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The word budgeting often gets people as excited as the words diet or root canal. However, budgeting truly gets a bad rap. In actuality, it frees you to spend money on the things you enjoy. Once you have paid those bills and put aside some savings, you can spend your money on anything that makes […]

Preventative Maintenance

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There is no doubt conversations about money and legal arrangements may be uncomfortable and tense. But consider them as preventative maintenance. Choosing a fiscally irresponsible mate is hazardous to your finances and your relationship. After all, arguments over money are one of the leading causes of divorce. Therefore, you need to think about protecting yourself […]

My View of Money, Your View of Money

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It is a good idea to be certain that both of your beliefs and habits about money align before marrying. While dating, determine if you both have the same values when it comes to money. The Money Mind Analyzer is an excellent tool to help you determine if your values about money are in alignment.

Prospects of Harmony

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When it comes to love and money, the prospects for harmony don’t always depend on what is disclosed. They also hinge on what is not. You do not have to merge all your finances. Many couples are more comfortable with separate accounts. But you should at least trade logins and passwords so that financial information […]

It’s In Your Hands!

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Whether you have found your so-called prince or are looking for the man of your dreams, the responsibility to take complete charge of your financial life is in your hands. Do not wait for a personal crisis to occur. By then, it may be impossible to undo whatever financial damage has taken place. Single or […]

Do Your Beliefs & Habits About Money Align?

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If you think you have found your prince, it is a good idea to be certain that both of your beliefs and habits about money align before marrying. During the dating period, determine if you both have the same values when it comes to money. In addition, observe the other’s actions: Do they live within […]

In Marriage, No Financial Secrets

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When getting married, consider exchanging credit reports and discussing prenuptial agreements. The single most common reasons couples fight is over money. Getting on the same page financially and knowing how each of you values money will help avoid conflicts throughout your marriage.

Healthy Family Discussions About Wealth Series (Part 2 of 3): A Happiness-Focused Money Mind®

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In Part 1 of our series, we concentrated on a Fear-Focused Money Mind® and its corresponding concepts. In order to successfully move money to future generations, it is imperative to have greater insight into the emotions that drive financial decisions and to facilitate discussions about money values. By giving children the much needed financial tools […]