Life Lessons From My Father’s Grave

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The year was 2006 and my life was in turmoil. I was breaking up with my long-term boyfriend and leaving our big suburban house with the in-ground pool to move into an empty apartment with 4 lawn chairs and my 2 cats. Up until that moment, I had everything – minus a great relationship. On top of being forced into a Life Reboot at an age I always pictured I would be marrying and starting my family – my dad was dying. His death taught me so much about my life and helped carry me through that dark period. I’ll forever be thankful for his death. His death taught me a little bit about myself and inspired my continued resilience. He continues to teach me life lessons from his grave. I’m willing to bet you have a lost loved one who does the same for you. Continue Reading

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How Emotions Affect Your Financial Decisions

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Today’s guest post comes from Amy Nickson. Amy is a web enthusiast and loves sharing her expertise through her crisp and well-researched articles, based on money management, saving, and debt reduction. You can follow her blog Working Moms Word where she shares her expertise on personal finance field.

Your emotions may influence your financial decisions. How?

Whether you’re happy, sad, angry, or scared, emotions have the power to affect your life decisions (here, I mean your financial decisions). Everyone wants to handle their finances smartly, but emotional spending is the Dickens that can derail your budget easily.Continue Reading