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One Tip for Creating More Fulfillment in Your Work and Life (Editor’s Blog)

One Tip for Creating More Fulfillment in Your Work and Life (Editor’s Blog)

  There’s a quote that circulates on social media that says, “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” (It doesn’t say who the author is). Having... Read More

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How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

  A friend said to me recently, ‘How can you mix money and mindfulness when those two things are at such opposite ends of the spectrum?’ I understand why she might feel that way. Many people equate mindfulness with spirituality, and money doesn’t seem to fall into that category. But the truth... Read More

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

  With the new year coming up in a matter of weeks, it’s a great time to take stock of your financial health, get organized, and make sure you’re on track for 2015. One of the best ways to do that is to start running your household finances as if you were a business, which essentially... Read More

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

  In his work, Robert Schmansky, a Michigan-based financial advisor, meets a lot of women who are nervous about investing, in some cases because they don’t know enough about it or find it confusing, or they don’t want to risk losing what they have. We can all identify, and it’s likely... Read More

Why Women Fear Success and Why We Shouldn’t

Why Women Fear Success and Why We Shouldn’t

  I feel like we need a big pow-wow on this topic. Research shows that while women fear becoming bag ladies, they also fear success. Specifically, women are afraid that success will alienate them, according to the 2013 Allianz Women, Money, and Power Study. The thinking is that if they earn too... Read More

Want to Save More? Meet Your Future Self

Want to Save More? Meet Your Future Self

  How many of us are in tune with our future selves? I was happy to raise my hand to that one when I saw some recent research. A recent study that looked at brain activity showed that when we think about our future selves, we may as well be thinking about a stranger because that’s how our... Read More

Ask an Advisor: Should I Combine Retirement Accounts from Past Employers?

Ask an Advisor: Should I Combine Retirement Accounts from Past Employers?

  This week, five advisors from XY Financial Planning Network weigh in to answer our reader question. Q: I have 3 retirement accounts from past employers.  Is it smarter to combine these accounts into one place?  Do I choose on the basis of who has the least fees? A. “Combining those accounts... Read More

Feel More in Control When it Comes to Investing (Here’s How)

Feel More in Control When it Comes to Investing (Here’s How)

  You invest your hard-earned cash hoping to be rewarded with decent returns that will help you build the fun, fulfilling, secure life you want. So, naturally, as you make that IRA or mutual fund contribution, you say a little prayer to the stock market god to bestow good fortune upon you (who hasn’t?). But... Read More

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How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

  A friend said to me recently, ‘How can you mix money and mindfulness when those two things are... Read More

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

  With the new year coming up in a matter of weeks, it’s a great time to take stock of your... Read More

Roots of Success: An Interview with Internetpreneur Nicola Bird

Roots of Success: An Interview with Internetpreneur Nicola Bird

  Business coach, Nicola Bird’s website says she is “the owner of one outrageously successful... Read More

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

  In his work, Robert Schmansky, a Michigan-based financial advisor, meets a lot of women who are... Read More

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