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With the benefits of the ease of communication in the world today, there come a few drawbacks. One of these drawbacks is the amount of financial scams that are circulating. We must all be aware of the tactics that are used in order to avoid them and invest our finances in the right places that will actually bring a return instead of loss. Here are some basic rules to follow:

  1. Do Not Share Your Financial or Personal Information

Of course this sounds like a no-brainer, but there are many scams that involve an imposter posing as someone they are not…

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One popular definition of mindset is “a disposition, attitude or mood.” That being said, it makes sense that clearing your mind of clutter goes a long way to help you get more organized. Let’s face it — when you’re not clear-headed, it’s very difficult to practice organizational skills. Here are a few things you can do to organize your mindset:

  1. Write Down Your Feelings

One of the best ways to clear your mind of clutter is to take the time to write down your feelings. You can either do this in a journal or on a piece of paper that…

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Are you having trouble getting organized? Try using an app to help!

One of the best things about using an app (especially a free one) is that if it doesn’t work for you, simply try another one until you find the perfect fit.Here are a few to get you started:

  1. Evernote

If you’re the type of person who likes to take notes in an effort to stay more organized, then Evernote is for you. In addition to writing notes which won’t get lost in the shuffle, you can also record notes and email notes to several devices simultaneously. …

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Last week I talked about the correlation between being organized and mental health, and I mentioned just starting. To continue that conversation, here are 10 things that can be organized in 10 minutes or less:

  1. One kitchen drawer.
  2. One shelf of a bookshelf.
  3. The top of your desk.
  4. Your medicine cabinet.
  5. Your spice rack.
  6. Your laundry room or area.
  7. The top shelf of your bedroom closet.
  8. One shelf of your linen closet.
  9. Your jewelry box.
  10. Your bedside table.

Admittedly, once you get started, the task may take longer because you want to keep going. For example, I could never do…

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Developing a self-care routine doesn’t mean you have to treat yourself to expensive luxuries and spend a lot of money. True self-care is more about listening to your mind, body AND budget and doing what works for you. It’s about showing yourself the love that you so freely give to everyone else and making the time to put yourself first. There are plenty of ways you can do this without breaking the bank.

Here are 5 self-care ideas that won’t mess up your budget.

1. Read a good book: When was the last time you picked up a good book…

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Most of us have a lot of stress in our lives. Some of it is due to the fast-paced society that we live in, and some of it is due to who we choose to spend our time with. The fact is, misery loves company. If you want to live a positive and happy life, surround yourself with positive things and positive people. The more positive energy you manifest into the world, the more positive energy you’ll get back. Here are a few things that you can do:

  1. Set Specific Goals for Yourself

Whether it has to do with diet…

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If you think about it, it makes sense that there is a link between being organized and mental health. Personally, I love the feeling of being in a clean house, and I know that I breathe a sigh of relief when I’m done cleaning or decluttering— and it’s not just because the work is done. It goes deeper than that.

In a study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,women who described their homes as “restful” and “restorative” had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than women who described their homes as “cluttered.” …

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  1. Put tasks you procrastinate over into a “job jar”. Do one task from the job jar before you do anything else each day.
  2. If you procrastinate on a certain task, but are not usually a procrastinator, the task is the problem. See if you can identify the issue with the task and work out a way to fix it.
  3. If you procrastinate because you hate doing a particular task, congratulations — you’re human. Try shamelessly bribing yourself with a reward to get it done.
  4. If you love doing something, but find yourself procrastinating, you’re either afraid of failure — or…

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I know what a will is. The simple version is that it’s a legal document that lists one’s assets and how they want them to be distributed after they die. I also thought I knew what a trust was, but I always believed that trusts were for rich people. After all, usually one hears the term “trust fund” and assumes great wealth.

To my surprise, it is not that way at all. From what I have learned, having a trust simply allows one’s family the opportunity to not have to go through the process of probate. …

Lisa Sealey

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