Joyce Roman-Schaum

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A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

3 Retirement Mistakes You'll Come to Regret

Want to enjoy retirement to the fullest? Then steer clear of these major blunders.<p>On the road to retirement, countless seniors encounter their share …

Retirement

How to make your investments pay a monthly 'salary'

It is the goal of many investors: getting a regular income from a portfolio without having to lift a finger.<p>In the past, receiving a monthly income from a portfolio could be problematic, as dividend payments were sporadic.<p>Now there are a range of options for those who want their portfolio to pay …

Investing

Fmr. Trump aide: Donald Trump "screws everyone"

Ari Melber<p>Fmr. Trump aide: Donald Trump "screws everyone"<p>06:59<p>Black Panther Star: Movie lets us reclaim a lost history<p>05:41<p>After Mueller indictment, …

Donald Trump

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

Seven Ways to Make Your Thoughts More Empowering

How to bring more positivity and optimism into your day.

Happiness

How much money you need to make to live comfortably in the 25 biggest cities in America

Nonetheless, a good rule of thumb is to <b>live by the</b> <b>50-30-20 plan</b>. That is, spending 50% of your income on necessities (like housing and food) and 30% on discretionary items (like travel and entertainment), and saving the remaining 20%.<p>However, cost of living and wages vary from city to city, so …

Demographics

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the top thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

Happiness

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas presents. Yet, a …

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Mind

Tired of Shallow Work Relationships? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Camaraderie and Foster Community

Psychological safety provides the conditions necessary for engagement and innovation.<p>I love meetings. I know it's not the norm. Like many, there was a time when an Outlook meeting notification used to change my entire attitude for the worse. What changed? I started contributing to the conversation. …

Leadership

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

11 of the best books you can read in a week

If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them.<p>From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day.<p>But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't …

Books

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

Source: Pexels photoWhen other people wrong you and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that …

Self-help

3 Awful Reasons to Start Taking Social Security Benefits at 70

Yes, delaying collecting Social Security will make your checks bigger. But you still may not want to do that.<p>Social Security is rather important to …

Retirement

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Books

This One Thing Will Help You Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Perfect Shape

I have a go-to cast-iron skillet that I love and rely on, one that I use several times a week for everything from hash to skillet pizza to seared …

Food

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

All 50 States Ranked for Retirement, From Worst to Best

Taking into account affordability, quality of life, and health care<p>On a global scale, the United States is 24th on the list of the best countries for …

Cost of Living

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

Strengthening your abs isn’t about fitting into your skinny jeans. Having a strong midsection improves your posture, balance, and alignment and can …

Exercise

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

7 types of meditation: What type is best for you?

• Types<br>• How long does it take?<br>• How often to meditate<br>• Tips<br>• Takeaway<p>Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where …

If You Have These 12 Characteristics, You're A Member Of The Kindest Personality Type

Perhaps one of the kindest personality types in the entire Myers-Briggs personality set is the ISTJ — and that’s why we all love them.<p>Being an ISTJ …