10 Questions to Use to Reflect on the Year

10 Questions to Use to Reflect on the Year

Christmas Tree in a Living Room

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Christmas is here and the marketers for the major retailers have put a bow on the holiday shopping season. There’s just one more thing to do, and that’s to advertise the heck out of the After Christmas Sales. It’s one final opportunity for retailers to make a sale heading into the new year and a last-ditch effort to close out the year on a high note.

It’s hard to believe that we have just one week left in the year we know as 2013.

So today’s post is going to be very simple. It’s time to reflect on 2013, the year that was, and to start thinking about 2014. Here are a few questions to ponder:

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

It’s hard to believe that another year has almost come and gone and Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. This is the time of year where I like to reflect and think back at the year that was and to start thinking about next year. It’s also the time to think about all the positive things that are in my life and the many blessings I have.

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Budget Your Time As You Would Your Money

Budget Your Time As You Would Your Money

Tips for Planning Your Day

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Many of us have a finite amount of money to live on, and as a result, we have to budget or plan for how we’re going to spend that money. Now let’s think about our time. How planned is your day? When you look at your calendar, is it only filled with meetings or appointments? Or do you fill it with tasks as well?

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The Trouble with Dying

The Trouble with Dying

Preparing for Death

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The trouble with dying is that we don’t know when we’re going to die. In the U.S., a person dies in a car accident every 20 minutes based on 2012 statistics. In 2010, nearly 2.5 million people died from a wide variety of causes including murder, accident, suicide, weather-related, natural causes, etc.

My blog has been on hiatus for a while as my father-in-law passed away recently. He was in a good health and the death was sudden, taking all of us by surprise.

The sad truth is that we’re all dying and when we go, the pieces of our life our left to those still living to try and pick up and make sense of, not to mention all of the details that are needed for making final memorial arrangements. The person who died doesn’t realize the stress that’s left to the surviving friends and family, regardless of if there’s a plan already in place.

Today’s post is going to look at being as prepared as one can be when it comes to dying, whether you’re young or old. Below are four things to consider when planning for your next chapter.

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Moving? 3 Things To Consider

Moving? 3 Things To Consider

Moving - Three things to consider

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My wife and I recently moved and then moved again and we’re discovering that there are a lot of things to consider when moving. If you’re going to be moving, here are three things you need to be aware of when moving.

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