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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

The New Year is upon us. Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Well, if you’re like most North Americans you have at least one resolution. And, if you are like the majority of these promise-makers, your resolution is probably related to health and fitness. For many it is a promise to eat healthier, exercise more, and  lose weight. While resolutions...

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Plan ahead for “April Showers”
Plan ahead for “April Showers”

As we move through life, each new stage brings its share of joy and challenge. Just as April showers bring May flowers, it is often only after hard work, perseverance and planning that we see the benefit of our efforts. Planning for your financial future is no different.  Saving and planning can be incredibly beneficial when you are faced with...

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Feeling Grief
Feeling Grief

Grieving is a unique experience. It’s a process that is as individual as the people it affects. Oh yes, there are predictable stages … but the experience of losing someone dear to you is truly a very personal journey. Recently I said goodbye to my dear Dad. It’s hard to believe it was only a couple of months ago. I’ve processed a lot...

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You CAN Have Straight A’s in YOUR Marriage
You CAN Have Straight A’s in YOUR Marriage

He stood at my kitchen counter drinking a cup of coffee. Our overnight guest casually spoke about summer plans he made with his wife. It sounded nice  –  a few picnics, a couple of quick weekend trips, kids sports events to take in, maybe a holiday that they had talked about for a long time.  Then he paused and asked me, “Do you know where...

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Managing Excessive Debt: It All Begins With A Plan
Managing Excessive Debt: It All Begins With A Plan

    Serious debt problems arise when the amount you owe is out of balance with your income and household expenses (such as mortgage payments and utilities). The primary aim of managing your debt is to restore the balance either by increasing your income – difficult to achieve in an economic downturn – or setting and following...

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Jan 7: What makes you a grown-up?
Jan 7: What makes you a grown-up?

Did you have an imaginary friend growing up? Maybe a child you know has one. While it's generally considered acceptable for kids, what do you do when a friend refuses to give up their imaginary friend as they grow up? What does "growing up" mean to you? In this video, one man is challenged by an old friend to give up his childish ways. Have you...

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What’s the Most Socially Taboo Topic?
What's the Most Socially Taboo Topic?

What is the most socially taboo subject you can think of? Now imagine that you are dealing with that exact problem. Maybe you don't have to imagine it, maybe you already are. Since the topic is so taboo though, who can you talk with about it? Earlier this year we posted about the increasing prevalence of "life coaches." They fulfill a different...

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Life After Death at Halloween
Life After Death at Halloween

One of humanity's quirks is that people actually like to be scared. At least, pretend scared. Kids (and often adults) dress up as ghouls, ghosts, pirates, and their favorite costumed superheros and villains and run around from house to house shouting "Trick of Treat!" and demanding candy. I've always thought Halloween is one of the weirdest holidays:...

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