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Standing Desks: Help or Hype?

You may have heard some recent scientific studies that coined “sitting as the new smoking.”  While it is true that sitting for too long can be bad for your health, it’s not clear that the instinctive opposite reaction – to simply stand up for long periods of time – is the right answer.  Let’s look […]

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Read like a Gent: So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport

“Follow your passion,” right?  Wrong, says Cal Newport.  The muse for his excellent and thoughtful book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You is none other than Steve Martin, who when he was asked for the steps necessary for others to follow in his footsteps, simply replied, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  You don’t […]

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The importance of a Date Night

Dating is an activity most associated with single people.  But it shouldn’t be.  Dating shouldn’t be something that stops when you enter into a long-term relationship or a marriage.  It is something that should continue, for some of the reasons you started doing it in the first place: discovery, communication, and fun, just to name […]

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The value of a financial advisor

Some time ago we wrote about the disruption in the financial services space being led by companies like Wealthfront.  This led some of our members to ask if we saw value in having an actual financial advisor.  Our answer is that of course, there is a place for a financial advisor the same way that […]

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Know the love languages

Among the things they rarely teach us growing up is that there is such a thing as love languages.  Since we often aren’t told about them we don’t know that we tend to think only in our dominant one and that our friends, family, and colleagues in all likelihood don’t share it.  That’s why knowledge of […]

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Set it and forget it investing: Wealthfront and Betterment

Most people know that the smartest way to save money on a regular basis is to make it an automated habit.  Either arrange for an automatic payroll deduction from your employer (or draw if you’re a business owner) or create an automated ACH to take the money out regularly.  This is not difficult to sell. […]

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