Category: Living

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Ingredients and Equities: Know What’s Inside to Optimize Your Financial Health

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 wha [...]
Healthy Fats – How About Healthy Debt?

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 tha [...]
Ask Dana! Through the AGES

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 som [...]
Ask Dana! Save More: A Financial Resolution on Autopilot

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 clarit [...]
Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

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. [...]
The Future is Holistic!

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 c [...]
Get More than Money: Get Peace of Mind

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 [...]
Give Yourself a Retirement Review This Holiday Season

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, ret [...]
Ask Dana: 8 Essential Year-End Personal Finance Planning Tips

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 [...]
Financial Self-Care: A Personal Reflection

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 w [...]
Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

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 [...]
Softer Skin Than You’ve Had in Years

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 [...]
Investing for Today’s Woman

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 [...]
Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

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 f [...]
We Must Have This Controversial Conversation

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 h [...]
How Do I Age Gracefully?

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 sagg [...]
Own Your Wealth with Confidence!

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 J [...]
Redefine Retirement: Plan to Live Life on Your Terms!

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 tim [...]
Spring Clean Your Financial Records: 3 Strategies for Success

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 inspi [...]
Retirement Planning: Four Tax Changes You Need to Know

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 choic [...]
5 High Performance Anti-Aging Oils You Need This Winter

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 [...]
New Year, New Financial Life

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 [...]
6 Ways Clutter Is Affecting Your Health

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 [...]
Phones & Finances: Making the Smart Call

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 [...]
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