Ataxia is a rare neurological condition that affects coordination and balance, leading to difficulties in movement and posture.  While there is no cure for ataxia, research suggests that certain vitamins may play a crucial role in managing its symptoms and improving overall well-being.  Let’s explore the essential vitamins that can potentially aid individuals with ataxia...
Having a successful, traditional career was always one of my measures of success. My diagnosis with Friedreich’s Ataxia (a progressive and incurable neurological condition) at 15 shook this, but my time at University gave me the confidence to continue. My 10-year career in Local Government was rewarding and exciting, but there were heavy sacrifices. I...
Are you wondering where your income will come from in retirement? You may have a pension, a 401(k), or even an IRA or other personal savings. No matter your situation, however, Social Security is almost certainly going to be a part of your retirement income mix. Nearly 90 percent of all retirees rely on Social...
Why Openly Discussing Finances is the First Step to Financial Stability Let’s talk for a minute about the different approaches to your savings.  I would like you to think about how you came to the decision or if you haven’t yet put together a plan, where you go for advice. The financial world can be...
It always baffles me when I hear people spending weeks researching and planning the annual family vacation and yet haven’t spent an hour or so looking at a financial plan. It’s become ever more important to know where your money is, what it’s doing for you, and where it will take you. Most importantly, will...
An important part of your children’s financial education is teaching them about money.  It helps them understand the value of money, the importance of budgeting, and how to make smart financial decisions. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to provide your children with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their finances effectively. Start...
While raising a child with special needs can be a rewarding experience, it also presents unique financial challenges.  Parents of special needs children must plan for both the child’s current needs and future needs. Below, I want to discuss how to build a financial plan for special needs children. Understand the Disability The first step...
Money milestones are an essential part of a personal financial plan. These milestones are financial goals that you set for yourself and your loved ones.   The idea is to achieve these milestones over time. While everyone’s financial situation is different, there are standard guidelines for money milestones that can help you assess your financial health...
Most people set up their 401(k) and then occasionally, they glance at how it is performing. What’s worse is that most employees never make any material changes to their 401(k)/403(b) plan. Often, they don’t even use the automatic rebalancing option that is offered within their 401(k) systems.  What if there was an option to have...
Are you approaching Social Security age? If so, you may be facing a difficult decision about when and how to file for benefits. It could be an important decision. If you’re like many retirees, Social Security will play a large role in your retirement funding strategy. Your decision on when and how to file will...
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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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