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  • Softer Skin Than You’ve Had in Years

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with Spa Director—Clinical Aesthetician Laura Duffany—atThe Spa at Litchfield Hills to talk about the hottest new trends in skincare! Laura has worked with plastic surgeons and medical doctors and has...

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  • Help Your Grandchildren Prepare for a Successful Future

    September is a big month for many families: Students are back in school and Grandparents’ Day takes place on September 12th. In honor of these annual traditions, the following is an anecdote about how I recommended that...

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  • Facial Cupping Is the Hottest Anti-Aging Trend

    Before the 2016 Summer Olympics, many of us in the U.S. had never heard of cupping. We learned that swimming champion Michael Phelps received regular cupping sessions as part of his performance and recovery regimen. Some benefits...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Reducing Stress Is the Heart’s Work

    You’ve probably sat through a Zoom meeting and watched a weak presentation, thinking, “What an incoherent presentation that was!” Or maybe you saw somebody mumbling and staggering out of a bar late at night and said to...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Clean Your Tap Water of Toxins and Chemicals

    Clean, hydrating water once flowed freely on our planet. It is a gift from Mother Earth and at Spring Aqua, we believe Mother Earth got it right. According to the Hydration Foundation, a leading research organization focused...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Ask Dana! Experiencing an Abundance of Cash? Here Are Six Ideas

    Lately, we have been hearing more and more positive financial updates from clients who find themselves with extra cash on hand. In some cases, their growing bank account is attributable to the lack of discretionary spending many...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Independence and Your Finances

    Freedom and independence are important to us as Americans. As we celebrate these ideals this July 4, recognize that not all financial professionals provide you freedom of choice when it comes to your financial options, nor do...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Ask Dana! A Column Where Personal Finance and Life Intersect

    Hi Dana: I’m divorced. Would you help me understand what social security benefits are available for divorced spouses, and any important considerations to be aware of? Navigating social security benefits if you are divorced—or thinking about divorce—can...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Tomato Plants and Trusts

    A few years ago, some friends asked my family to take care of their tomato plants while they went on vacation. While they were away we could eat ripened tomatoes, and when they returned my husband and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Change Your Diet for Younger-Looking Skin

    Our skin is our largest organ, and it is often the first thing people notice when they meet us. Our skin takes a beating—it is exposed to all the external temperatures and substances we experience daily. It...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Ingredients and Equities: Know What’s Inside to Optimize Your Financial Health

    “To optimize your financial health, you don’t need to have a command of every detail of the stock market. However, you should understand generally what you own and why, and how the positions you own work together.”...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Healthy Fats – How About Healthy Debt?

    When it comes to your finances, what keeps you awake at night? A few years ago, a client, Louise*, confided in me: “Debt gets me nervous.” Knowing that Louise and her husband, Will, were health-conscious individuals, I...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Ask Dana! Through the AGES

    From the day we are born to the day we pass on, there are many important milestones in our financial lives that are triggered as we age. Here are some of the more important ages to keep...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Ask Dana! Save More: A Financial Resolution on Autopilot

    Hi Dana: One of my financial resolutions is to save more, especially for retirement. How do I know where to save? A new year brings a sense of clarity and the fresh opportunity to take action and...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

    I admit it. I sipped many virtual happy hour drinks and binged on comfort foods to initially cope with COVID-19. I regularly rationalized my choices. They offered enjoyment and relief during a stressful time. However, by late...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • The Future is Holistic!

    Twenty years into its role as the leading accredited institution for holistic studies on the East Coast, The Graduate Institute has charted a unique course in higher education. Our mission is to provide transformative education based on...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Get More than Money: Get Peace of Mind

    Have you ever craved “something more” and gotten it? Theresa and Colin did. They wanted “something more than just returns” when it came to their money. After they chose my team to be their fiduciary financial advisors,...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Give Yourself a Retirement Review This Holiday Season

    Do you have more “to dos” to complete than time available to get everything done right now? For many people with employee benefits like insurance, retirement, and legal plans, this time of year often is the re-enrollment...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Ask Dana: 8 Essential Year-End Personal Finance Planning Tips

    Hi Dana: Is there anything I need to be paying attention to before the end of the year? (Other than holiday shopping, of course!) Thank you for your most timely question! Here are several year-end planning considerations...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Financial Self-Care: A Personal Reflection

    I will never forget that morning in the spring of 2016. It was around 5:30am and the sun was just beginning to cast bright beautiful rays through my window. As I got out of bed, I happened...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

    “Dana, I’ve recently lost a spouse. On top of an overall feeling of mourning and loss, I find myself overwhelmed with the estate and financial matters and don’t know where to begin. Please help!” First and foremost,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Softer Skin Than You’ve Had in Years

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with Spa Director – Clinical Aesthetician, Laura Duffany, at The Spa at Litchfield Hills to talk about the hottest new trends in skincare! Laura has worked with plastic surgeons and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Investing for Today’s Woman

    Who is today’s woman, and why is investing so important for her well-being? Today’s woman is a competent, perpetual decision-maker. She continuously makes priority calls around how to spend her limited time and energy on the relationships...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

    Financial Life Planning connects the dots between our financial realities and the lives we long to live. Life Planning focuses on the human side of financial planning. This is where we can tap into our inspirational fire....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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