By Jamila Nathaniel, Women of Wealth Board Member

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of
Independence. You see, we’ve been taught that a college education, a successful career, a happy marriage, parenthood and a beautiful home will lead you to “happiness.”

That’s how my pursuit of happiness began. I received my degree, began a successful career, had a beautiful home, vacationed three times a year and kept up with the Joneses (whom I don’t even know). As long as I was bigger and better, I was happy.

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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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For more than 80 years, WIFS has been committed to attracting, developing and advancing women in the insurance and financial services profession. Members, partners, exhibitors and sponsors benefit from connection and mutual respect for professional development and education-focused interaction rather than career opportunity promotion.