Have a passion and want to be your own boss? Not sure if you should give up your day job? There's a lot you can do to ease your way into your own business.
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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?
Scientists have long been perplexed about how to measure such a thing as happiness. Studies that examine relationships between money and happiness raise the idea that although money may not directly bring us happiness beyond taking care of our basic needs, it has the potential to add peripheral benefits that can lead to more happiness.
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.
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?
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.
Even if you think that your estate plan is good enough, you need to make sure that it will withstand legal scrutiny. The court can rule that your estate plan is invalid for a plethora of reasons.
Multitasking is the “it girl” of the last several decades. Until now that is. People are embracing single-tasking to boost creativity, reduce stress, and be more efficient with their time.