Katana Abbott

Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it's never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit's Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new ebook, The Five Biggest Money Mistakes Women Make and How to Fix Them, visit www.katanaabbott.com To learn more about Katana Abbott visit www.katanaabbott.com

The Power of Mindset in Living Your Best Life

The ability to calibrate or adjust our own mindset is a power that originates 100% from within each one of us. Because while other people or outer circumstances can and do exert an influence in our lives, we are the only ones who have the power to choose the direction of our thoughts, our perceptions and moods, and – ultimately – the quality of energy that we flow towards our creations.

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Three Myths that Block Your Momentum

Why is it so difficult to get going…get our “mojo” back during these disruptive times?
There are many myths about taking action that block our best efforts. I’d like to share three of them with you here.
First, there’s the myth “I have to work hard and all the time.” The mind and body are not set up to be working all the time. Think of the last time you had a great idea…was it while in the shower….was it on vacation…was it taking a walk?

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Compensating the Caregiver

Of all the problems that arise when an elder needs personal assistance with daily matters, perhaps the least recognized are those that arise when a caregiver is compensated. In this article we will review the legal issues arising from compensation of private and family caregivers. These issues become more complex when the caregiver handles the elder’s finances and compensates herself.

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Having Interests = Happiness

I have been conducting research with pre- and post- retirees for over 20 years. During this time, I have discovered that when people plan for the future, or whatever they call it, words like passion, purpose, hobby, busy, fulfillment, engaged and fun are most frequently cited. But during this time of COVID,  I have heard

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