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Manage Your Money

Financial health—how to balance a checkbook, create a budget or plan for retirement—isn’t taught in most schools. So, if your parents didn’t pass on their ability to manage money, how do you know what to do? Honestly, many of us…

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Organizing Your Photos

Organizing photos feels daunting, and often less urgent, than other projects; that is, until we need them or fear we’ve lost them. Then the anguish of losing something with significant sentimental value hits us. After a disaster — fire, tornado,…

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Desk For Working At Home

Best Practices for Working from Home

For many, working from home is a brand-new experiment, and even after a few weeks you may still be trying to piece things together. Working remotely comes with unique challenges, which are multiplied by the number of people working or…

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Email Project

Manage your email

It’s anxiety-inducing to see thousands of emails in your inbox, and beyond frustrating when you’re forced to hunt through them for something you need. Let’s explore some ways to make email less stressful, and practice using your inbox for new…

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Self-Care. What Are You Doing to Recharge?

In a crisis it’s essential to remember the importance of self-care. This practice can take various forms. Some might be small actions and others big efforts, but all are equally important for reducing stress and feeling happier. Getting plenty of…

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Create a Password Management Plan!

Project # 2, on our journey through the six most common projects people avoid, is rethinking the management of all your passwords and log-ins. This is the time to create a solid, reliable strategy that will keep others from acquiring…

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Check Your Credit Report

Check Your Credit Report

Getting your credit report is an essential and relatively easy project that too many people put off.  That’s why I'm making this Project #1 while we practice social isolation. The three largest credit reporting companies are required to provide you…

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Personal Touchstone

Keeping a Connection with a Touchstone

A touchstone can be any object that represents a special person or significant memory to us. These unique objects may be displayed, kept private or used in everyday life, as a way to keep that memory close. Keeping every-day items…

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Shadow Box With Old Trucks

Using a Shadowbox to Display Memories

We all have mementos and keepsakes tucked away, discovered every now and then but mostly forgotten. These may be souvenirs from a trip or first date, sentimental items from childhood and long-lost relatives. Often, people will tell me these items…

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