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Mardee Handler

Mardee Handler is the founding and managing editor of MuniNetGuide.com, a website focusing on state and local government and municipal research. She is passionate about personal wellness – physical, emotional and financial – which often intersect.

Latest articles by Mardee Handler

Why Generosity Is Key to Everything — Including Your Career

Everybody knows a generous spirit is its own reward. But it's rewarding here on earth, too, and especially in your career.

12 Ways Kids Can Teach Us About Money

If you pay attention, kids can teach a lot about money — from smart ways to save to healthy attitudes about self worth. Watch for these lessons.

Why You Need to Say Less (and How to Do It)

Brevity is the soul of wit — and the soul of clear, easily understood communication. Learn how to say less and communicate more.

How to Remember That Thing You Always Forget

You just know you've forgotten something, but you never remember what until you're far from home. Defeat forgetfulness with these strategies.

10 Ways You Can Bend Time to Improve Your Life

Some moments in time are better than others. Learn how to savor the best times and manage the worst for greater happiness and satisfaction.

What Is Your Financial Kryptonite (and How to Conquer It)

Is it shoes? Saving? Fear of investing? Learn how to recognize your personal finance kryptonite — and then learn how to beat it.

Do This One Thing Every Day to Defeat Negativity

If your glass is always half empty, this simple daily practice can help you see it half full — and help you feel happier.

15 Money-Saving Tips Every Parent Should Know

Parents today will spend almost a quarter of a million dollars raising a child to age 18. Trim that cost with these easy money savers.

Why You Need a Time Budget — and How to Create It

If time is money, wouldn't a budget help you manage your time, too? Of course it would! Get started building your time budget now!

10 Reasons Why You're Not Reaching Your Goals (and How to Change That)

Fail to reach another goal? Don't beat yourself up about it (that's reason #6), but do use this list to learn why you've failed — and how to do better next time.

Your Money Worries Are Holding You Back — Here's What to Do

The "ostrich strategy" is no way to plan for the future. When it comes to your money phobias, pull your head out of the sand and take control.

Can You Really Afford to Live in Your Dream City?

You can make that move happen — just make sure you consider these five things.