Can Money Buy Happiness?

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Popular, Spending, Top Stories Headline, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Money does not just buy things but also experiences. How many beautiful memories come to mind because you gave yourself permission to spend money on a new experience or adventure.

Two Languages, One Family: Portrait of a Bilingual Marriage

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Travel, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Language is a bedrock of who we are. We identify with a culture through it, and we expose our personalities through it. It's how we learn and communicate. While most of us don't have the chance to start out in life with two languages, we don't have a choice of the one we are born into. We can choose to learn another one, or several. It opens windows to the world, bringing awareness of other worlds.

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Changing Zip Codes: What I Learned From Moving 10 Times in 7 Years

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Opinion, Parenting, Women and Business, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In seven years I've had ten addresses in seven states. I'm not a fugitive, I'm an Air Force veteran married to an Active Duty Air Force officer. I've had many blank moments at gas stations when prompted to enter my zip code, the numbers blending together on the most tiring of days. Yet, over all this time, with all these moves, I've learned a lot about myself and the world. I'd like to share a few of the lessons.

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Independence Days Are Here To Stay

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

I have two teenage/young adult sons - 17 and 20 - and am realizing that relating to them at this age can sometimes be challenging.

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Why Our Relationship To Money Matters

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Popular, Relationships, Saving, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Back in 2008 a woman in her mid 50’s came to my office for an initial meeting to discuss her personal finances. She had rescheduled at least three times. About half way into our meeting I asked her, “So, how was it for you gathering your information to come see me?” Her response displayed [...]

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