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    10 Quick Tips For Social Media Mastery

    It’s no secret that social media is something I love. I use social media for my small business and personal use. I use a variety of platforms to stay in contact with old friends, market my products and speaking services and to make my military life just a little bit easier. Years ago there wasn’t such a thing as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, heck there weren’t even smartphones. But social media integrates into our lives it becomes more and more evident that it’s here to stay.  And we need to master the beast both personally and professionally. Here are 10 Small Business Tips for Social Media Mastery: Use Facebook as the perfect place to create a conversation. Share…

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    Retirement Remorse: Why Raiding Your 401K Sucks

    Do we? Don’t we? That’s the question both my husband and I asked for weeks when we found ourselves in a financial pickle over a decade ago. At the time we had exhausted every other option and didn’t know what else to do, so we flipped the switch and did something we knew we shouldn’t do, we used our retirement savings. Have you ever done that? Made a decision about something in your life only to very quickly wish you could go back and have a do-over? Maybe we didn’t think about the long-term consequences but we sure did pay the price . Sadly our decision didn’t have an easy fix, because when you drain your 401K to…

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    3 Simple Tools to Instantly Improve Your Blog Quality

    Being a lifestyle blogger means that I have to juggle lots of tasks. From planning and writing to marketing and analytics there is always something to be working on. Lately though, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends which has forced me to find tools that help me work smarter not harder. As you know, transitioning to life as a technology goddess has been a huge help thanks to my techy friends .  And I’m always learning more. In fact in the last couple of months I’ve taken to utilizing 3 simple tools to help improve my overall blog quality and wanted to share them with you! 3 Simple Tools to Instantly Improve…

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    5 Social Media Types That Will Stunt Your Small Business Growth

    Social Media. What started out as a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends has transformed into so much more hasn’t it? For many of us social media has become our go to strategy to get news, information and tips to live our lives. From business icons and top brands to the individual starting their own small business social media provides an opportunity to reach larger audiences and connect in a unique and instantaneous manner. And I haven’t even touched on the fact that social media is how today’s’ military family keeps in touch across the miles. People are using social media in so many ways and because of that fact it’s where marketers are focusing…

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    Military Life: 5 Tips Military Spouses Can Use To Get The Most From Social Media

    In military life social media is key. We use it to communicate with our service member, our families and our battle buddies. We chat, tweet, snap, blog and post and we do it with style don’t we? For many of us social media is our go to for entertainment. As an army wife it’s the way I communicate with my soldier when he’s gone, and most importantly it keeps me up to date on all the happenings with distant family and in the military community.  Facebook becomes my news feed and Instagram my pictorial story line. My military family is connected to social media through a variety of tablets, smartphones and other amazing gadgets and gizmo’s and social has fast become our families communication method of…