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How Your Brain Deals With Trauma

on March 14, 2019 |By Amy Bertle | Women Dealing With Loss
There are some common themes throughout life that we all share. Research has shown one of these shared experiences is what has been commonly referred to as “widow’s brain”. After the trauma of losing a spouse, the majority of women experience a type of “fog” that can feel like an overwhelming sense of being disconnected, unorganized, and scatterbrained. In this state of mind, the ability to perform simple tasks, recall memories, and think through problems seems impossible.
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How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

on January 15, 2019 |By Amy Bertle | Retirement Planning
A simple Google search for an estate planning attorney can return millions of results. The idea of sorting through all of these search results can seem daunting. Furthermore, choosing the wrong attorney can cause significant, and often costly, problems if your estate plan is incorrect. If you are in need of an estate planning attorney and are unsure of where to start, below are a few questions and answers that may help you find an attorney who is right for you.
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5 Popular Myths About Grieving

on December 17, 2018 |By Amy Bertle | Women Dealing With Loss
The common misconceptions we have about grief can amplify the pain surrounding the death of a loved one. The unrealistic and unnatural expectation of the emotions and actions for those who are grieving have become harmful. Knowing and understanding these common myths can help avoid some of the pain we put ourselves through.  
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How to Choose a Charity

on November 05, 2018 |By Amy Bertle | Other
Everyone wants to maximize their donations, but we've all heard horror stories of fraudulent charities. How do we know which charities are legitimate and which will help maximize your donation dollars? Some organizations tackle the due diligence, so you don’t have to. Some of the major watchdogs over charities are The Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, CharityWatch, and GiveWell.  
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How Credit Scores Work

on October 18, 2018 |By Amy Bertle | Other
We have all heard about a credit score. But what is it, how does it work, and how can you improve your credit score? A credit score is a way for a lender to determine how likely a person is to pay back loans. It is used as a way to compare potential borrowers and to evaluate how much a bank can trust a borrower with their money. A high credit score tells the lender a person has a history of using credit wisely and pays back what he/she has been loaned. A low credit score shows the lender the opposite.  
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