$5.8 million. This is the number that you can expect to earn in a lifetime according to these conditions: Starting salary: $80,000 Age: 26 Retirement age: 65 % annual increase in income: 3% Of course, these numbers will vary WIDELY depending on your situation.  Change any of these variables, and you will have different results.…

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What’s the first thing people want to do when it comes to taking control of their money? The logical first step is to look at some numbers. Ah yes- the exciting world of tracking expenses, budgeting, and cash flow planning.  Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE IT when people decide to start looking at…

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As seen in Part 1, how you choose to combine your finances is a very personal decision between you and your partner. There are a host of factors that determine the best method. For those who have already combined finances, what worked earlier in the relationship is not guaranteed to stay that way as the…

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First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes….combining your finances? For many couples, the idea of combining finances is about as appealing as nails on a chalkboard. But when you are sharing a life together, and more importantly, when you are now legally bound to one another in the form of a marriage, the subject…

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A recent plane ride had left me a bit nervous before takeoff. The weather at our destination was supposed to be pretty terrible, with a lot of wind and rain in the forecast. I braced myself for a bumpy plane ride. I was also crossing my fingers that my kids wouldn’t get sick on the…

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**This blog post originally posted in 2018. NPR recently aired a story focusing on this topic within the veterinary community- you can read and listen to it here.** SUICIDE This is a subject that is, unfortunately, not a stranger to the field of veterinary medicine. With the increasing emphasis on mental wellbeing, we are now…

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