The Costs of Moving – Part One

by Marie April 20, 2014

Americans move on average once every 12 years, according to the 2009 National Association of Home Builders data.   It costs to move. It costs time, effort, money and sometimes takes an emotional toll. I’ve heard that moving is the third most stressful life event, after death and divorce. In this post and the next in […]

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Quit the Gum!

by Marie March 19, 2014

Or How I stopped using nicotine gum after 8 years of chewing and $6000 worth of dental crowns for cracked teeth. If you have stopped smoking via the use of nicotine replacement therapy I applaud you. We have all heard the horror stories about the effects of smoking (or being around tobacco smoke) has on […]

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If You’re a Professional, Why Are You Broke?

by Marie January 22, 2014

There was a story making the rounds last year about doctors filing for bankruptcy. Several versions of it by different authors attempted to diagnose the reasons a doctor would go broke. What about other professionals? What about the lawyers, the authors, the teachers, the nurses, the engineers, the scientists that are struggling to make ends […]

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Do One Thing for a Healthier You

by Marie January 13, 2014

Have you ever attended a seminar or conference and come away with beneficial advice?  I attended FinCon13 – a financial bloggers conference in October last year and came back with all kinds of great ideas, but one sticks in my head that I will share with you today… do one thing. The speaker recommended that we bloggers […]

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Position Yourself for Career Advancement

by Marie January 6, 2014

It is a given that in order to move ahead in your career, you should have education and experience in the job you are doing and that you should work hard on things that matter. Beyond that, what can you do to position yourself to advance in your career? Here are a few of my […]

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