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Changing a Fool Rule

Eureka! Discover a gem from your memories! In preparing for a workshop I’m presenting next week about empowering change, I revisited an old memory. It was from a time I was punished for talking about money when I was in elementary school.

The experience was so frightening, that it left me with the impression that money should never be talked about – with anyone. That was a distorted conclusion, and thankfully, I finally realized it in early adulthood. But throughout my twenties, I thought I was somehow supposed to operate silently on the subject of money management.

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Identity Theft

Identity theft is happening more often these days due to technology and raises an appropriate question “What should one do?” This is a more complex issue than most realize because identify theft can assume several different forms.

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The GEMs in Your Memory Bank

We all have memories we treasure. Others may be so painful that if we had the choice, we would delete them from our memory banks. What we may not know, is that our memories – even traumatic ones – can create

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Terrifically Terrified Tax Time

“It’s tax time. I know this because I’m staring at documents that make no sense to me, no matter how many beers I drink.” These are the words of my favorite humorist, Dave Barry, in an article titled

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Try a Green Screen to Beat the Recession

Have you ever vowed to yourself that you’d stop buying on impulse but then found yourself with a cart full of items when you were at the store for a single bottle of shampoo? Do you feel unmotivated

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What CEO Really Stands For

With all the recent market madness and economic bad news, I had to revisit an old true story. When I was in 8th grade, our school introduced us to a cutting-edge computerized assessment that promised

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Blended Family Blues and Clues

Recently, a client who was blending families asked about how to get through the complexities. My main answer was a single word, “Flexibility!” With the unique history of stepsiblings, parenting styles,

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Crisp Courage

More than 28 years ago, I temporarily nicknamed myself Crispy Critter. It originated because of the simultaneous entry of my hands and blowing hairdryer into a sink full of water. A sudden flash

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