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Success is Personal

Contributed by Rachel Stever,  There are hundreds of “30 under 30” lists out there. Music, finance, realtors, photographers, it seems like if you haven’t made it by age 30 you’re out of luck. Even Albert Einstein said “A person who

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Early Spring Cleaning

Contributed by Rachel Stever, I think spring cleaning should happen before spring actually begins. I don’t know anyone who wants to spend the first nice weekend of the season inside scrubbing floors and washing curtains. Of course in Arizona the

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Small specific goals

Contributed by Rachel Stever,  The holiday season is behind us but spring has not quite sprung, warm weather in central Arizona notwithstanding. A few weeks ago Renee wrote about how she sets New Year’s goals. Last year I wrote about how

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Happy Holidays

Contributed by Rachel Stever, My sister finished Christmas shopping for her children a couple of weeks ago. She was confident that she had exactly the toys they wanted. Then she took them for one last Santa visit this last weekend

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Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Contributed by Rachel Stever, Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. It is also the first day of Hanukkah and the first time the two holidays have coincided in a lifetime. The holiday season is truly upon us. This is somehow

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Life Stories Yet To Come

Contributed by Rachel Stever, My grandmother had been talking for a while about going to visit Boise, Idaho. She grew up in Boise and raised her family there.  She moved south to Arizona when her oldest daughter and son-in-law (my

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National Preparedness Month

Contributed by Rachel Stever  September is National Preparedness Month in the US. I’ve mentioned before about my tendency to plan for as many eventualities as possible with regards to big things. I generally plan ahead by a couple of months

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Waiting Out Summer

Contributed by Rachel Stever.  Autumn has always been my favorite season. Unfortunately, we won’t see it in Phoenix for another month or two. When I was growing up all our family vacations were in the summer so I knew that

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Mid-Year Planning for the Unexpected

Contributed by Rachel Stever. Last weekend my cousin announced her engagement on Facebook. I’m thrilled for her and her finance seems like a great guy, but I realized I am up to five weddings to attend in the next year or

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What my father taught me about money

Contributed by Rachel Stever My dad is the first to tell you he doesn’t know anything about budgeting or saving money. As he puts it, he’s “not one to let a dollar get warm in his hand.” He’s done all

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