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We Need to Begin Thinking Again – Seek First to Understand

We Need to Begin Thinking Again – Seek First to Understand

Stephen Covey’s famous quote “Seek First to Understand, then seek to be understood” is far from just a marketing meme, it is the key to all communications. Communication and understanding are the key to democracy. Our democracy is on the verge of collapse because of the dogmatic and polarized nature of our respective echo chambers. We need to begin thinking again. This begins with understanding.

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When Your Rental Property Goes Sideways

When Your Rental Property Goes Sideways

Your former primary residence may be a horrible income property, especially if the monthly rental income is barely covering the mortgage, insurance and taxes. Add maintenance costs, wear and tear, and the emotional costs associated with tenant issues and it can quickly become a bottomless pit. Here is a quick analysis to help you decide.

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Can Your Kids Afford to Inherit Your House?

Can Your Kids Afford to Inherit Your House?

If you believe that all you need is a last will and testament, and that trusts are only for the wealthy, you are not alone, but you also may be wrong.  There is a common misconception that a Will automatically transfers your property to your heirs.

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Life

Are You Hiding Inside Your Stuff?

Are You Hiding Inside Your Stuff?

I never wanted to be like them. I just wanted to make soooo much money that they could never mess with me again.   In our society, money is a shield.  It brings respect and privilege (deserved or not). We learn early on that the way to be successful is to dress for...

Mud, Toes and Freedom

Mud, Toes and Freedom

Shoes were a big deal in the poor cotton farming communities of the 1930’s, A sign of prosperity and class. To go barefoot meant your family couldn’t afford shoes. And so she never left the house without them, even when they were too small.

Are You Tiptoeing Through Midlife?

Are You Tiptoeing Through Midlife?

It seems that the first half of our life is spent tiptoeing.  Getting ahead means maintaining the status quo. We tiptoe around our bosses, around the PTA, around the neighbors, friends and relatives and yes, some even still tiptoe through the tulips. Sorry, couldn't...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Yes, we are living in amazing times. None of the old rules seem to apply anymore. So what else is new, we’ve been reinventing ourselves since the beginning. Creating our second chapter without a net will be our biggest challenge and the new solutions we find will change society.

Money

Can Your Kids Afford to Inherit Your House?

Can Your Kids Afford to Inherit Your House?

If you believe that all you need is a last will and testament, and that trusts are only for the wealthy, you are not alone, but you also may be wrong.  There is a common misconception that a Will automatically transfers your property to your heirs.

Should the 1% collect Social Security?

Should the 1% collect Social Security?

$3,547 barely covers the insurance on Michael’s toys, but he will tell you in no uncertain terms that it doesn’t matter whether or not he needs the money, it’s the principal of the thing and he is entitled to receive his Social Security benefits. As an attorney, one of his favorite sayings is “sometimes you just have to rise above principal”. I would argue he should rise above this one.

Ageism

Confessions of an Ageist

Confessions of an Ageist

My name is Roma and I’m an ageist. Strange revelation for someone who gets senior discounts at the hardware store and has been writing about the need to tackle ageism head on.

WHY MILLENNIALS CAN’T AFFORD TO BE AGEIST

WHY MILLENNIALS CAN’T AFFORD TO BE AGEIST

  The retirement funding crisis is about to hit this country like a sledgehammer. The financial and social implications of this crisis are far reaching and our children (aka younger GenX and Millennial) will bear the brunt of this unless reforms are made soon....

To Dye or Not to Dye

To Dye or Not to Dye

I was one of those premature grey girls. Almost magically the #silverhair first appeared on my 40th birthday. Here are a few things to consider.

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