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Could Overconfidence Hold You Back As a Leader?

Assessing Confidence Being someone who provides leadership assessments and 360° evaluations, I’m often fascinated by the results I see. A recent Confidence Assessment survey I came across speaks to the overconfidence certain people seem to possess more than others. This particular assessment, discussed in the Huffington Post had been given to more than 10,000 people […]


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Maintaining Marital Satisfaction When Bringing Home Baby

Marital Satisfaction + Baby You and your partner have likely been preparing for the arrival of your baby for months, if not years. You’ve rearranged the house, shifted your schedules, arranged for help and support, and you finally feel ready-and you probably are as ready as you can be. However, you are also probably going […]


driving expenses

Driving Expenses Can Really Add Up, Do You Have a “Bumper-to-Bumper Reserve”?

You know that sickening feeling you get when you are happily driving along and a light on your dashboard pops up, indicating the need for some immediate repair? Or worse yet, when the lights that pop up are those of a police car stopping you for a known (or oftentimes unknown) motorist violation? You may […]


risks and rewards of chasing your dreams

Life is Short: Defining the Risks and Rewards of Chasing Your Dreams

The Risks and Rewards of Chasing Your Dreams- Worth it? What is the risk of chasing your dream? There is a lot to unpack in this succinct question, so let’s take a moment to break it down: To answer the question, we must first define our dream(s); then, explain the potential risks and rewards that […]


Unemployment and Depression

Sacrificing for Service: Military Spouses Can Break Free from Unemployment and Depression

How Unemployment and Depression Affect Military Spouses Everyone knows that people get down in the dumps when they are out of work, but did you know the “out-of-work-blues” can become full-blown depression that often requires medication to resolve? Unemployment and depression have strong ties. While recent unemployment rates for the United States hover around 4.1 […]


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How to Stay Afloat When You’re Swimming in Financial Debt

Vanessa and David were swimming in financial debt. They bought real estate at the height of the market and were in over their heads. They owed credit card debt to numerous banks, had significant student loan debt, monthly daycare costs for their 2-year-old twins and owed a $20,000 personal loan to David’s parents (currently paying […]


beauty bias

Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your Career

Beauty Bias: The Ugly Truth Right or wrong, the reality is that when you put your best face forward, it positively impacts your bottom line. While being too pretty backfires and results in the “bimbo effect,” research shows that 84% of managers operate under beauty bias. Most perceive younger-looking workers as “more tech-savvy, cheaper, and […]


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Having Car Accident Information Beforehand May Help Your Headache After

Who’s at Fault? The Money Will Speak for Itself It’s really scary to be involved in a car accident. Having all your necessary car accident information ready to go before such an event occurs will help guide you and may provide some peace of mind amid the turmoil. The story I’ll present here will highlight […]


retiring abroad

Retiring Abroad: Does Your Wanderlust Make Financial Sense?

Retiring Abroad May be Better When You’re Older, Wiser- and Richer While in college, did you ever dream of spending a year abroad? You might have hoped to study Spanish in Mexico, or perhaps you wanted to master art and architecture in Italy, or maybe you even considered college in China to learn engineering. Perhaps […]


using your assets for good

Using Your Assets for Good: Bequeathing Money to Philanthropic Causes

Consider Using Your Assets for Good if You Want to Feel Good About Giving Using your assets for good is part of the joy of having enough wealth to make a difference in the lives of others. For many people, divvying up assets can be an opportunity to think about what causes are near and […]


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