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  • Ask Dana! How to Plan for the Retirement You Deserve

    If you’re already thinking about retirement (it’s never too soon!), you’re probably thinking about it in terms of the “end of” something. The satisfying end of a successful career. The ending of a busy routine. The final...

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  • Transform Your Financial Fitness Regimen

    When did you last take a leap and try something new and it paid off for you? Have you done it recently with your finances? Late last year, I confided in a dear friend that I was...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Reduce Chronic Pain with CBD

    If you have been paying attention over the past year or so, you have probably noticed that CBD products are becoming more and more prevalent. Numerous studies have been performed over recent years that indicate that the...

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  • Can You Take a “Shortcut” to a Better Self-Image?

    Your self-image shapes the trajectory of your life. If you see yourself as attractive, fit, likeable, capable, and adventurous, then you behave as if these things were true. You look after your physical health. You confidently enter...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Push Through Your Financial Health Plateau

    Has someone ever inspired you to do something different? Recently an Integrative Medicine physician told me, “I give you permission to throw out that stuff in your kitchen that doesn’t nourish your body,” and advised me on...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Are the Comforts of Winter Damaging Your Skin?

    All my life I have battled rosacea—a skin condition that in the winter gets aggravated with the harsh cold wind outside and the dry heat inside. I earned the nickname “Rudolph” growing up from this condition, because...

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  • Feel Good about Your Finances with Fiduciary Advising Focused on You

    You know that incredible feeling of relief and hope you feel when something important in your life is finally taken care of? Working with my fiduciary team can bring you that same peace of mind regarding your...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Ask Dana! A Column Where Personal Finance and Life Intersect

    The clock is ticking! With the end of the year approaching, here are some important financial planning and tax reminders to consider before 2021 is in the rearview mirror. Eight Important Reminders for 2021 1. Your income...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Give Yourself the Gift of Being Heard

    Do you enjoy feeling heard and understood? My clients and I do, too. Over time, clients have graciously referred to me as their “sounding board,” “thought partner,” and “trusted advisor.” Together we create a safe space that...

    • Posted 8 months 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—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...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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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 10 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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