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Love and Money: Your Legacy

By |2020-12-11T15:54:45-08:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Budgeting, Featured, Featured Author, General, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you wanted to leave some money to your children, how would you split it between them? You could come up with numbers based upon their likely need for help. Or you could simply divide it equally…after all you love them all, well…equally. Equal distribution is probably the most common way of dividing assets. Yet, what about the situation where one of the kids is very successful financially and has no need for your money? What message does an unequal gift send?

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A Hot Day: Photos in the Sky

By |2017-09-21T15:39:34-07:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How many minutes ticked away as we waited for this subtle cool to arrive, feeling the pervasive heat embracing us like an fur coat? The day was an overzealous host, benevolent and giving of warmth, when it was least wanted.  We pull the shades down, and sit in the warm darkness of the indoors.

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On Snakes: The Burmese Python

By |2017-09-12T13:10:40-07:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Snakes are a fact of life in Myanmar (Burma). There are more than 150 species of snakes in the country, and 40 of those are venomous. While King Cobras and Vipers are common, the most well-known snake of Myanmar is the Burmese python.

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Choosing To Be Single & Happy

By |2020-12-11T14:01:55-08:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

I could have been highly offended, and justifiably so. Instead, I made a conscious decision not to be. His words, although definitely not seasoned with salt, summed up for me in a nutshell the shared plight of many women over 40. This particularly applies to those of us who, either by choice or by circumstance, remain single. Fostered by a youth-enamored society, the assumption is that rather than being in any way enhanced by age, women are tarnished by it.

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Why Your Podiatrist Hates Your High Heels

By |2017-06-27T16:10:53-07:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Fashion, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Popular, Style, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Picture this: walking in high heels is the equivalent of walking on a ramp. When you wear high heels, the angle of your body changes to adjust for the incline of your feet. As you can imagine, the downward force places extra pressure on the balls of your feet.

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

By |2020-12-15T16:10:07-08:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Money & Career, Popular, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Money does not just buy things but also experiences. How many beautiful memories come to mind because you gave yourself permission to spend money on a new experience or adventure.

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Money and Happiness: How We Make Money Decisions Based On Emotions, Not Facts

By |2020-12-09T13:02:37-08:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Money & Career, Saving, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We use money every day but perhaps money and happiness doesn't even belong together in the same sentence. Does money truly make you happy? Do we usually make money decisions based on emotions, not facts?

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Down to Earth Lessons Learned from a Life at Sea

By |2017-05-31T14:03:35-07:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

In my ten years of living on a sailboat, a typical bad day was a dragging anchor, a ripped sail, and our toddler throwing a vital tool overboard. At sea as on land, it always happened in three's. That chapter in my life impressed certain truths upon me, and although many of them were elicited from a sea or boat-related experience, the underlying moral of the story applies equally well to my life on land today. I now find these truths to be self-evident.

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Career or Baby: Choosing Between A Paycheck Or Newborn Care

By |2017-04-21T18:30:04-07:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: Career, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Money & Career, Parenting, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In today's America a new mother not only has to navigate lists of potential baby names, top-rated carseats and strollers, choose between bottle or breast, and make a place in her home for a new little person, but she needs to dig heavily into her finances to accomplish that. If her employer doesn't offer paid maternity leave, she must decide how long she can stay home with the baby, then how much childcare will cost when she returns.

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