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Determining and Prioritizing What You Want in Life

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Life is about choices and prioritizing what you want. Everyday we make decisions about what we will do and what we wont do. Even when we decide to do nothing we are still making a decision. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our decisions and our actions not only impact our financial well being, it also influences our ability to pursue our dreams, and live life on our own terms. You can’t do everything, but you can live a life without deprivation that brings you happiness by learning how to make decisions and prioritizing your spending and actions based on the…

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How to Get Focused and Set Goals that Stick

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In 2015, spending less and saving more was the 3rd most popular New Year’s resolution. Also, 34% of people who make New Year’s resolutions have money related goals. However, only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions are successful in achieving those goals. February just started, but according to the data, 36% of people who made resolutions have already given up. There are a number of reasons why people fail to achieve their goals. According to an article by Lifehack, setting vague goals that are not linked to a higher purpose are 2 reasons why people fail to achieve…

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How to Respond to the Dreaded Weakness Interview Question

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As we approach the New Year it is time to reflect on what went well and what needs to be improved. According to a study conducted by Fidelity Investments, 37% of Americans polled are considering making a New Year’s Resolution related to their finances. If you are in this category, there are two things that you need to do to free up cash to move towards your financial goals: earn more money and spend less money. There are many ways to earn more money, but I want to focus on two today – earning more by changing jobs or getting…

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The Power of Letting Go

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One of the hardest lessons to learn is letting go.  Trust me.  I struggle with it too. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up or quitting.  Instead, what it means is giving God the space to put the things in our lives that are meant to be there when they are meant to be there. How many of us are holding on to so many old clothes that we have no room for the new ones that look and fit better? We don’t wear the old clothes anymore but we look at them and “remember when” or we dream of a…

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5 Tips to Effectively Negotiate and Get What You Want

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Women typically are way less likely to ask for what we want and less likely to negotiate. This is why women typically still pay more than men and why women still earn less than men.  What we need to understand is that the worst that can happen is that someone says no. However, if you don’t ask, the answer is no every time. In her book, Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock conducted a survey of graduating business school students and found that there was a 7.6% difference in salary between men and women. One of the interesting findings was that 57%…

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