25 Great Tips for Building a Relationship With Your In-Laws

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Prior to marrying, my husband and I went through a twelve-week premarital counseling course with a psychologist whose main focus was marriage. Best. Money. Spent. Ever.  25 Great Tips for Building a Relationship With Your In-Laws  We covered every topic under the sun, ranging from finances to children to our pasts and everything in between. 25 Great Tips for Building a Relationship With Your In-Laws In our ten years together since that time, I can honestly say there is nothing we’ve encountered that we hadn’t already discussed a “what if” for during those 12 weeks. At least, that was is the statement

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Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and safety

Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and safety

Cold winter deception   Cold, alone, and without shoes, a woman in her 20s sat on the ground near a light rail station. She shivered on the chilly winter evening, her worn, dirty clothes providing inadequate protection against the frosty breeze. Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and safety When Bill approached the station after a long day at work, he spotted the woman. He noted her lack of winter weather protection and saw her body trembling to keep her warm. Bill moved toward her and asked if he could help. Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and

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Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving

Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a treasured holiday in the lives of most American families. Yet, because of the tendency to romanticize Thanksgiving Days gone by, we can set the bar of expectation so high that we're bound to experience stress when the reality doesn't match up to the expectation. Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving Here are five tips on reducing the stress level of Thanksgiving Day: 1. Manage Your Traditions. Thanksgiving family traditions are great, but if not managed, we can end up serving the tradition rather than the tradition serving us. So don't make the location or menu items the heart of

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Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV

Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV

Kevin spent the week working hard on a special advertising campaign for a client. He put in long hours, working well into the night to give the project every ounce of his mental energy. By the end of the week, Kevin felt drained but invigorated by the campaign’s progress. As a reward to himself, he planned a long hike in the mountains on Saturday with his two faithful canine companions. Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV When that day finally arrived, Kevin loaded his dogs into his sports utility vehicle, rolled down the windows, and

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Money vs. Happiness: Which Is Important to You?

Money vs. Happiness: Which Is Important to You?

Many people believe they must have a lot of money to be happy. If they have thousands upon thousands of dollars in the bank, they tell themselves they must be happy. Are they really happy, though? If you’re struggling financially, you may feel as though those people are happy. You may believe that since they are in a better place with finances they don’t have the worries that you do. They can do whatever they want without having money standing in their way. Money vs. Happiness: Which Is Important to You? Guess what? That’s not true. Money and happiness are independent

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What Makes Someone Compromise Their Core Values?

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Your core values are basically your belief system that controls how you make decisions in your life. For example, if you hate it when someone lies to you and you find out about it, but then you tell your boss a lie, you have just compromised one of your core values. What Makes Someone Compromise Their Core Values Do You Compromise Your Values in a Relationship Most compromises occur in relationships when one partner goes against a core value just to please the other person. For example, if you believe that just having a landline phone at home is sufficient for

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Prevent Someone from Stealing Your Wallet

5 Phases of a Scammer's Attack

Recently, a woman enjoyed lunch with her friends at a popular café when the unthinkable happened. A brazen thief darted past her table, snatching her wallet off its surface as he bolted for the exit. Prevent Someone from Stealing Your Wallet In a panic, the woman screamed for help, pointing to the man who had just taken her wallet. Another patron of the café heard the woman’s plea for help and jumped up from his table to give chase. Prevent Someone from Stealing Your Wallet Hot on the heels of the thief, the Good Samaritan managed to catch up to the scoundrel

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Beware Deceptive Friend Requests

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  Social Media Safety Tips Beware Deceptive Friend Requests Social media has become a prime target for scammers in recent years. Beyond sensationalized photo and video posts that lure unsuspecting viewers to click on an item for the juicy details, fraudsters have a more despicable technique to extract personal information from social media users – impersonating members of the military. Beware Deceptive Friend Requests Facebook Friend Scams Beware Deceptive Friend Requests A friend of mine recently received a friend request on Facebook from someone she didn’t know. She perused the personal page of this individual and saw that he posted a profile picture

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5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Assaults

5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Assaults

Earlier this year, a friend of mine finished her shopping at a grocery store. As she returned to her vehicle, a group of four men approached her in the parking lot from four different angles. They pretended to be interested in selling her perfume, but the angle and location of their approach told her otherwise. 5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Assaults Sensing the imminent danger, she activated the panic button on her vehicle’s remote control. Her car alarm responded swiftly, emitting a highly audible noise that pierced the air. The men instantly scrambled to their car and sped away from

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