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Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua Marine Comfort zones are cozy, but staying in them forever won’t get you very far. In fact, you won’t go anywhere at all—because the prerequisite to growth and improvement is *drum roll please* challenging yourself.…

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Raise your hand if you’re dating, engaged, or married. Now keep your hand up if you want it to stay that way (as in…not divorce or break up). Hopefully everyone’s hand stayed up. If not, we’re the wrong people for the job. However, if you kept all five fingers high,…

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Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.” Warren Buffett Financial security is more than making enough money—it’s saving enough to make it last. If growing your savings is a 2020 goal, you’ll be ahead of the one in five Americans with no…

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The financial hardships of the Great Recession forced many people to start thinking outside the box. The “sharing economy” gained popularity in the late 2000s because it provided more affordable means to travel, maintain homes and access piecemeal work for small businesses. This was the beginning of Airbnb, Uber and…

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Welcome to 2020, the year you finally level up your finances. Let’s get started.

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We’ve figured out a few things that help us balance work and family without feeling guilty about either. But before we dive in, a quick reminder: You can’t be everything to everyone—let your best be your best.

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To help you remember the spirit of the holidays, I compiled a list of our favorite unique traditions. They’re simple to begin, so you can start making more memories this holiday season.

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FirstLine Financial is back for the Second Annual Thanks-giving Food Drive. And we hope you join us! We are participating in a local food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. We hope you join us in the spirit of giving and donate non-perishable food items. By donating a…

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Researchers have estimated how much of our lifetime is spent on various activities. For example, based on a lifespan of 80 years, the average person will spend:1 26 years sleeping 7 years trying to get to sleep 13 years at work 8 years watching TV 5 years eating 3 years…

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stock market roundup

Between 1926 and 2018, the S&P 500 experienced double-digit annual losses only 11 times. Not only did the market recover, but the index has never permanently lost ground in any rolling 15-year period during that timeframe.1 While past performance is no guarantee of future results, that bit of history is…

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