Transitions: How to budget for a new baby and still save money

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! While exciting, there is a lot of preparation involved as you begin this next chapter (don’t freak out, breathe!). From baby showers to nursery decorating to baby name books, the path up to this point has been fun but also somewhat overwhelming — especially when it comes […]

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Retire While You Work: Spotlight Interview (ft. Sherod Robertson, MusicRow Magazine)

MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson On being number one, “The Nashville Way,” and tackling fear head-on By Kara Frazier Listen to Sherod Robertson as a guest on Retire While You Work Radio here KF: I’m curious – what does your day to day look like at MusicRow? SR: We’re probably doing a minimum of 10-15 stories a […]

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How Much Can Money Equal Happiness?

Can you guess how much money the happiest families of four make? In a recent study by the Huffington Post about happiness and money and how the two may coincide, it showed that at the national level, those making between $75,000-150,000 appeared to be the happiest. This suggests that making over $150,000 per year won’t […]

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The Top 5 Life Regrets

My therapist and good friend, Dr. Angela Thompson, shared with us a study by Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse and counselor who worked with terminally ill people for years, sharing the top 5 regrets of those in their final days. During Bronnie’s experience with these people, she collected data that when summarized below in bold, […]

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Are Experiences Worth More Than Material Things?

We’ve all heard the saying, “Money can’t buy happiness.” In many ways, I believe this is true! However, what if we readjusted our thinking to see that money can, in fact, allow us the chance to have experiences that we otherwise may not be able to pursue, leading us to greater happiness? As a Financial […]

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For the Love of a Dog

Those of us who love dogs like humans, may connect with this.  If you know me, and follow my website or Bailey’s Blog or have ever come to my home, you know what this mess of a dog meant to my heart.  And if you aren’t a crazy dog lover like I am, that’s ok […]

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The Importance of Vacations and How to Truly Disconnect

First, let me start this by saying I have not been a poster child for this vacationing thing. Believe me, I’ve heard about the importance of getting away and have read all the health benefits associated with regular vacations, but you know how it goes. The busier we are, the harder it is to get […]

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The Birth Of The Second Career and How to Navigate It

You know how our parents and grandparents used to go into work every day to the same office, to do the same job with the same boss their entire adult life? They would work hard at their firm or company for 40 years and when they hit 65, they would retire, take their social security […]

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How Much Money Do You Need to Actually Be Happy?

A little bit ago I kept seeing articles about a study Princeton University’s Center for Health and Well-being conducted back in 2010. The study was titled, “High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being.” Everyone from economists and financial planners were weighing in on the subject. Even Tony Robbins’ site had a blog […]

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