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How to be a financial grownup

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Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Why is everyone such a financial mess? Why do successful, highly educated women have zero idea what is going on in their finances — and abandon their financial power to men? What do really successful people have to say about money and success? Bobbi…
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Practical Tips for Successful Revision & How to Support your Child’s Mental Health This Exam Season

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It’s that time of year again!
Exams!
Don’t panic and don’t pretend they’ll go away – they won’t! If you’re organised, you’ll find the exams won’t be the nightmare experience that you feared – and if you go about things the right way you’ll even get time for some fun in between!
Starting Off
First of all, find a good place (more...)

Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

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The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. Since legal aid was withdrawn in family law cases by legislation in 2012, resolving disputes amicably on divorce has never been more important. People are having to navigate a complex legal framework without legal support at the most emotionally fraught time of their lives.
But the law itself is failing divorcing couples by making compromise more difficult. It effectively encourages spouses to attribute blame even when no-one is at (more...)

Stick to These Five Money Truths No Matter What Happens in Washington

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Washington is a chaotic place these days, and a lot of political promises are throwing pundits into a tizzy (though, to be fair, they’re kind of always in a tizzy). Big new bills are being alternately praised by one political party as “needed change,” while the other party cries “major disruption.”
While it may seem as though everything is up in the air, sound financial planning will always win out no matter what&(more...)

Get Your Financial Life In Order This Year

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Is your financial life a little out of shape? Do you want to make it strong, fit, and healthy this year?
This type of makeover doesn’t happen overnight, but you can get started right away.
The start of a new year is always a good time to start new routines but anytime is the “right” time!
Think of improving your financial life as a staircase with many flights. You can’t leap to the (more...)

Your ‘Net Worthy’

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Welcome to “Your Net Worthy,” a WIFE.org blog that will share tips and tools to increase something equally if not more important as your net worth:  it’s called your “net worthy.”
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Net worth is defined as a snapshot of where you are at financially:  what you would have in cash if you sold everything you owned of value and paid off any debt.  Obviously, it is a fluid (more...)

I’ve been working with a perfectionist – but he’s only 5 years old !

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I’ve been working with an absolutely lovely 5 year old who is suffering already from self imposed “Perfectionism.”
He is incredibly hard on himself. When he gets some small thing wrong he has a meltdown, says “I’m terrible at everything. I can’t do it. I can’t get anything right”
It’s distressing to see and even worse to hear.
So here are some simple ways I (more...)

Was 2018 The Worst Year Of Your Life?

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I remember reading someone’s Facebook post last year on December 31st, and it read, “Good-bye 2017, I WON’T miss you at all.” Apparently, 2017 was not a good year for her. While I understand the post—her husband left her in early January, 2017 and she was going through a divorce that entire year, I think she had to have surgery—minor surgery in 2017, and one of her parents died (more...)

How Many People Have You Slept With? Do Numbers Really Matter?

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I have a friend who is in his fifties who travels a lot for work. So, he’s on planes every week. He told me that he was bored on a flight one time, so he decided to get a pen and a piece of paper and write down every woman he’s ever had sex with. He said the number was over 75 and he thinks he left out some women. The first word that came (more...)

Separated But Living In The Same House…And Sleeping In The Same Bed

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 When a couple decides to separate, there are so many factors involved in what comes next. There are couples in which one person decides to move out immediately. There are couples who sell the home and both find new residences. And, there are couples who are separated but living in the same house.
 
There are a few reasons a couple might decide to remain living together for awhile. Perhaps the biggest reason: the kids. Maybe they want (more...)