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Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 27, 2013 in Family, life, Moms, money, Uncategorized |

Here we go, the week where we start thinking of our New Year’s Resolutions. The top three resolutions continue to be to lose weight, be financially smart and get more organized. My husband and I are religious gym goers. We have been going 5 days a week for over two years. We dislike going to [...]

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How Can I Get Rid Of This?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on July 26, 2013 in Family, life, Moms, money |

  I get the call to help from a client. I enter their home and I start to assess the situation. We roll up our sleeves and get to work. But then we have to stop. The reason we have to stop is we come across something of value that they no longer want, but they just don’t [...]

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Skills I Want My Boys To Have

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on May 3, 2013 in Family, life, Moms, money |

Raising children is a slippery slope at times. We have to compete against friends and the media and our busy schedules to try to mold and grow children into productive members of society. I have one child that has left the nest and I am preparing for two more to leave in the next four [...]

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Paper Clutter Be Gone!

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 4, 2013 in Business, Family, life, Moms, money |

Photo: see end of article whose paper clutter this is Are you like the majority of people who have listed organizing at the top of your resolutions list, right behind being healthier?  At the very top of that organizing wish list are the dreaded papers. We get papers in the mail, we get papers from [...]

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Tis the Season for Stress

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on November 30, 2012 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms, money |

We promise ourselves year after year that we will enjoy the next holiday season…or that we won’t spend as much….or that we will make time for exercise….or we won’t eat as much….or we will get more things done. But we quickly get caught up in the rush of the season and soon it is the [...]

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Black Friday Shopping Hints

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on November 15, 2012 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms, money |

As I am bombarded by adds for Black Friday I was shocked to see something different this year…….3AM openings, midnight openings or worse yet, stores that don’t even close for Thanksgiving Day! This year, retailers are working even harder to get your dollar and shoppers are more savy with where and how they are spending [...]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on October 25, 2012 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms, money, Uncategorized |

Do you feel what I feel? That is the feeling of anxiety of the holidays fast approaching.  Maybe it is concern over having enough money to buy the perfect gift or worry that there simply is not enough hours in the day to get everything done. I can tell you that if you are going [...]

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What Can You Share?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on September 5, 2012 in Family, life, Moms, money |

I had a conversation with a friend today on the art of borrowing (or is it lending?). I told her wouldn’t it be fun to go in with a bunch of girlfriends on a nice diamond tennis bracelet and then when you have your annual exam or mammogram you wear it? It would build a [...]

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Are You A Janitor To Your Possessions?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on August 23, 2012 in Family, life, Moms, money |

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. -Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867-1959) A good friend sent me the above quote yesterday. And it truly could not have come at a better time in my life. I think there are two types of wealthy people out there. Ones that are owned by [...]

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Lesson In What Comes In Must Go Out

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on August 2, 2012 in Family, life, Moms, money |

This week I worked with a client who had 3 days to clear every single thing out of their house because of a pending natural disaster. During those 3 sleepless days things were thrown in boxes and decisions were made. What to keep for the family’s immediate needs and what could go in boxes until [...]

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