Category: Living

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Did You Say a “Vampire” Facelift?

Did You Say a “Vampire” Facelift?

Are you seeing signs of aging in your skin? Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make you appear younger, but a surgical facelift may be more e [...]
Are You Practicing Mindful Wealth?

Are You Practicing Mindful Wealth?

If the past few months have given you more time for introspection, use it to improve your financial plan in a big-picture way. Even for the privileged [...]
Clean Your Tap Water of Toxins and Chemicals

Clean Your Tap Water of Toxins and Chemicals

Clean, hydrating water once flowed freely on our planet. It is a gift from Mother Earth and at Spring Aqua, we believe Mother Earth got it right. A [...]
Experience Luxury and Pampering at Praha Spa and Salt

Experience Luxury and Pampering at Praha Spa and Salt

Praha Spa and Salt, owned by Oksana Acosta, is the most upscale and luxurious spa in all of Naples. The new design and aesthetics of the treatment roo [...]
Independence and Your Finances

Independence and Your Finances

Freedom and independence are important to us as Americans. As we celebrate these ideals this July 4, recognize that not all financial professionals pr [...]
Softer Skin Than You’ve Had in Years

Softer Skin Than You’ve Had in Years

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mindy DiPietro, at Aesthetic Treatment Centers in Naples to talk about the hottest new trends in skincare! Mi [...]
Investing Can Be Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Investing Can Be Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Investing can be incredibly complicated, with hundreds of thousands of investment choices that can be combined in nearly infinite variations. The shee [...]
Healthy Fats – How About Healthy Debt?

Healthy Fats – How About Healthy Debt?

When it comes to your finances, what keeps you awake at night? A few years ago, a client, Louise*, confided in me: “Debt gets me nervous.” Knowing tha [...]
4 Strategies for an Organized Tax Season

4 Strategies for an Organized Tax Season

Has tax season become a frustrating paper chase? These tactics can buy you some relief. As is the case almost every year, tax day is apt to sneak up i [...]
Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

I admit it. I sipped many virtual happy hour drinks and binged on comfort foods to initially cope with COVID-19. I regularly rationalized my choices. [...]
Time to Think Big

Time to Think Big

If the past few months have given you more time for introspection, use it to improve your financial plan in a big-picture way. Even for the privileged [...]
Radio Frequency: A Non-Surgical Alternative to Skin Tightening

Radio Frequency: A Non-Surgical Alternative to Skin Tightening

Losing elasticity and seeing some laxity in your skin? You aren’t alone. In our lower to mid 30’s the quantity and quality of collagen production in o [...]
Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

“Dana, I’ve recently lost a spouse. On top of an overall feeling of mourning and loss, I find myself overwhelmed with the estate and financial matters [...]
Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa: A Dream Come True

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa: A Dream Come True

Abbington Green B&B Inn and Spa literally is a dream come true on so many different levels. As a guest, it’s a dream to stay there and trust me, y [...]
We Must Have This Controversial  Conversation

We Must Have This Controversial Conversation

It will be uncomfortable, but it’s essential that we have an honest, informed conversation about the proper role of government in a perceived public h [...]
Can You Still Retire Soon?

Can You Still Retire Soon?

The gains in the market have lasted for 15 straight months, and now the thrill of the ride has been swept from under our feet. I have started to go th [...]
Microneedling: The Natural Alternative  for Anti-Aging Skincare

Microneedling: The Natural Alternative for Anti-Aging Skincare

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. This treatment may help those looking to [...]
The Sun: Your Most Beautiful Adversary?

The Sun: Your Most Beautiful Adversary?

Ah yes, here comes the sun. So warm, so beautiful, so life giving. How can such a beautiful, blazing star cause so much damage? Let’s look at the fa [...]
Realize Your Dreams Through Financial Planning

Realize Your Dreams Through Financial Planning

Almost a year ago an accomplished doctor and her successful businessman husband entrusted me to be their Certified Financial Planner and Private Wealt [...]
Phones & Finances: Making the Smart Call

Phones & Finances: Making the Smart Call

On a recent road trip, I stopped at a store and saw something that I hadn't seen in a while, a pay phone. As I slowly picked up the handle, memories [...]
Stop Skin Suicide

Stop Skin Suicide

I’ve come to realize through conversations with clients that looking in the mirror can strike fear and embarrassment for some individuals. Most of us [...]
Why You Need a Mission Statement!

Why You Need a Mission Statement!

As human beings, we are hungry for meaning. We desperately want and need to feel as though we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter. W [...]
Share Your Financial Abundance Tax-Efficiently

Share Your Financial Abundance Tax-Efficiently

With Thanksgiving and the holidays on the horizon, there’s lots of focus this time of year on gratefulness, abundance, and sharing with others. As yo [...]
Local & Natural Bath Products for the Holidays at Farm to Bath

Local & Natural Bath Products for the Holidays at Farm to Bath

Farm to Bath started with our daughter, Katie, who has severe cerebral palsy and is highly sensitive to chemicals in cleaning products. I used to buy [...]
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