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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...

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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 4 weeks ago
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  • We Must Have This Controversial Conversation

    It will be uncomfortable, but it’s essential that we have an honest, informed conversation about the proper role of government in a perceived public health crisis. First, shouldn’t we have some criteria that establishes the need for...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • How Do I Age Gracefully?

    Though aging is inevitable, some people find it difficult to deal with the changes that come with getting older. While dreading some wrinkles and sagging isn’t uncommon, there’s so much more to aging…but gracefully? You can either...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Own Your Wealth with Confidence!

    This year dynamic health, economic, and financial developments have tested the strength and resolve of people around the world. In February, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a high of 29,551 and the S&P 500 reached a...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Redefine Retirement: Plan to Live Life on Your Terms!

    Will you celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day this May and June? Perhaps you’ll spend time honoring your Mom and Dad. Maybe someone will seek out time to acknowledge you and all that you’ve done. Recently I spent...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Spring Clean Your Financial Records: 3 Strategies for Success

    Is April a breath of fresh air for you? Do you look forward to temperatures rising and chirping birds resuming their seasonal singing? Are you inspired to get moving again and do a bit of spring cleaning?...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Retirement Planning: Four Tax Changes You Need to Know

    Last December while many of us were preparing to celebrate the holidays, a new tax law was signed that impacted many people’s retirement savings choices. With Tax Day approaching next month, you already may be in touch...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • 5 High Performance Anti-Aging Oils You Need This Winter

    There are many great uses for essential oils, including helping to combat aging of the skin as well as keeping your skin super hydrated and nourished in the cold, dry winter months. This is a benefit that...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • New Year, New Financial Life

    Am I going to be okay? We all hear these words in our lives. Maybe your best friend asked you this question as she grieved the death of the partner that she loved. Perhaps your Mom said...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • 6 Ways Clutter Is Affecting Your Health

    Are these statements something you have said in the past … or are currently saying? “This clutter doesn’t bother me. I’m ok with it.” “I’m doing this organizing project for my … husband/wife.” “I’m able to find...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Phones & Finances: Making the Smart Call

    On a recent road trip, I stopped at a store and saw something that I hadn’t seen in a while, a pay phone. As I slowly picked up the handle, memories of using pay phones decades ago...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Stop Skin Suicide

    I’ve come to realize through conversations with clients that looking in the mirror can strike fear and embarrassment for some individuals. Most of us fear getting older and of course “looking” old. I hear these questions from...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Why You Need a Mission Statement!

    As human beings, we are hungry for meaning. We desperately want and need to feel as though we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter. What frustrates us and throws us out of...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Share Your Financial Abundance Tax-Efficiently

    With Thanksgiving and the holidays on the horizon, there’s lots of focus this time of year on gratefulness, abundance, and sharing with others. As you donate your wealth, how confident are you that you are giving as...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Local & Natural Bath Products for the Holidays at Farm to Bath

    Farm to Bath started with our daughter, Katie, who has severe cerebral palsy and is highly sensitive to chemicals in cleaning products. I used to buy organic soap for Katie at our local health food store, but...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • 4 Financial Strategies for Changing Careers

    Here in Connecticut, October is known for its transitions. As temperatures dip and the air becomes crisp, leaves on trees change colors from vibrant green to deep gold, brilliant orange, and fiery red. Like October weather in...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • The Sun: Your Most Beautiful Adversary?

    Ah yes, here comes the sun. So warm, so beautiful, so life giving. How can such a beautiful, blazing star cause so much damage? Let’s look at the facts. As most of us now know, the sun...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • 3 Financial Planning Strategies for Couples

    Recently a woman in her 40s approached me to talk at the end of a financial workshop that I delivered. With tears in her eyes she said simply, “Thank you for tonight. I wish that I met...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) Plays at Ridgefield Playhouse on September 20th

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, Gynecologic Oncologist and drummer and percussionist of N.E.D., to learn more about this amazing collaboration of doctors turned musicians who are changing the lives of cancer...

    • 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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  • Does Your Skin Resemble a Plum Or a Prune?

    You’re asleep; and you’re having a nightmare. You walk to your bathroom mirror; you look up and you see your face 25 years older than it really is. It’s wrinkled, old and sagging. You think; how did...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Three Perspectives on Financial Independence

    On a recent bright Sunday afternoon, five women and I enjoyed wine, cheese, coffee, and amazing conversation. Normally you don’t think of “coffee” with wine and cheese. What was also unconventional was what we were talking about:...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Dump Him! Find The Financial Advisor Who Is Right For You

    You know the feeling. You don’t look forward to talking to him like you used to. When you see him, he smiles and nods, but you sense that he’s not really listening. And more and more regularly...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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