Five Tips to Manage Your Finances When One Parent Stays at Home

Almost one-in-five American families with children have one parent stay at home, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the Pew Research Center.1 Some families make a conscious choice to transition to a household with a stay-at-home parent, while others experience a job loss or underemployment. In either case, becoming a one-income…

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5 Ways to Teach Your Children to Give Back This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a wonderful time for families and friends to gather together, sharing memories and gifts. This season can also provide the opportunity to instill the value of giving to others in your child. If you’re a parent, here are some ways you can encourage your kids to become budding philanthropists. Talk about…

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Use Your “Unique Talents” Elsewhere…Anywhere But Here…

We have all been there at one time or another.  Someone who is either 1) older and wiser, 2) in a position of authority or 3) wants to ensure failure at some level gives you the speech that maybe there is somewhere else where you can focus your talents.  In other words, you cannot do this thing, and need to go away.

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Quick Tips to Problem Solving

Do you ever find yourself short of ideas on how to solve a challenge? Are you always comfortable with the decisions you make? Usually, a problem is accompanied by incomplete information and unknown or conflicted variables. This is compounded by the inability to clearly see into and predict the future. Somehow you have to weigh…

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Wine, Women, and Chocolate…

… and shopping and friends – oh my!! Where can today’s Diva explore wonderful shops, sample great wine and chocolate while enjoying friends, retail therapy, and prizes?  On the second Wednesday of each month Wine, Women & Chocolate attracts hundreds of “interestingly” dressed attendees to roam the businesses of historic downtown DeLand, Florida. Between the…

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