Welcome to the official blog of WIFS, highlighting hot topics that impact women in the profession, the latest WIFS news, and important industry updates. We invite our members and industry thought leaders to submit articles to be featured in upcoming monthly LeadHER blog posts. Please email office@wifsnational.org if you're interested in providing an article that aligns with the following topics:

January 2019:      Success Strategies
February 2019:    Collaborating with Your Team of Office
March 2019:         Fostering Collaboration with Clients

All articles are due by the 15th of the prior month to the WIFS National Office. Articles submitted will be acknowledged upon receipt then submitted to the Editorial Committee for review. The approval process generally takes between two to three weeks depending upon the article's complexity, length and anticipated publication inclusion date. Authors will be notified of the review outcome, informed of any comments or recommendations and the anticipated publication date. WIFS reserves the right to edit articles for grammar, length, and appropriateness of content. We will make every effort to preserve the author's style.

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By Ande Frazier, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RICP, BFA™
Head of Vision and Brand at myWorth LLC

By now, many of us have heard about the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal. But have you thought about keeping a joy journal instead? Taking the time to acknowledge what we are grateful for every day allows us to get present to what we have rather than what we do not.

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By Shelley Bohlman, Marketing Operations Specialist

A typical person alive at age 65 can expect to live another 20.9 years, according to a February 2016 ASPE Research Brief. About 52 percent can expect to have a need for help with activities of daily living, commonly referred to as long-term care (LTC) services. Nineteen percent of this group will need care for less than a year and 14 percent will need care extending beyond five years. On average, individuals can expect to spend about $138,000 on LTC.

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