Author: Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, Founder, and Fearless Leader/President of Zuraw Financial Advisors, a financial planning and investment management firm based in Greensboro, North Carolina serving families in all stages of life. “Never Give Up, and it is Never Too Late to Learn.” —this is Ann Zuraw’s (AZ) mantra.Our goal at ZFA is to encourage women to take responsibility for their finances. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA ®, Certified Financial Planner, CFP ® and MBA- and entrepreneur, Ann built www.ZurawFinancialAdvisors.com as a Registered Investment Advisor with assets under management of $190 million.Ann served for 25 years as the only female on the board of her family’s real estate company. She witnessed firsthand the difficulties of running and expanding a business, along with the hardships of balancing family dynamics through economic ups and downs. At ZFA we believe that everyone can and should understand their finances and investment opportunities whether you have $5000 or $5 million. Ann utilizes her blog www.ChicksChatandChange.com to educate women about improving their financial life whether dealing with aging parents, kids, partners or just controlling their spending. Born in New Orleans and currently living in Greensboro, North Carolina, Ann lived in NYC, San Francisco & Oakland, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. My family includes 3 young adult kids who like it or not are always learning about money and—2 English Bulldogs who refuse to listen…

Are you one of the Three “P’s: Posers, Puffers, and Pretenders

by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor What drives our desire to keep up with “the Jones’s”? You know the family that lives a few doors down and seems to be living the best life ever. They’re attractive, popular and affluent.  Their house and yard are pure perfection, and their children are “seemingly” perfect in every […]

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Why do we focus on the negative more than the positive? by @AZAnswers

 by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor As a registered investment advisor, I’ve been investing in the stock and bond markets for over 30 years. During this time, I’ve noticed when the market (DOW, NASDAQ, S&P 500) has a significant decline, and we hear more noise than usual. Everyone starts listening to the financial news networks […]

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Dollar Cost Averaging your Clothing Expenses by @AZAnswers

by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor   It all started with a gift from my children last year gifting me a subscription to: Rent The Runway® | Wear Something New Every Day‎. (RTR) For those of you unfamiliar with this service, it is a subscription fashion service that allows women to rent designer styles for […]

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How to Marie Kondo Your Financial Life By @AZAnswers

 by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor If you haven’t joined the Marie Kondo movement let me explain why it may be a smart financial decision to give it a try. For those of you unfamiliar with the movement, Marie Kondo is an organizing consultant and author. She wrote the “The Changing Magic of Tidying” and […]

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What Determines Your Benchmark in Investments and Life? By @AZAnswers

by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor Most everyone has that person whom they “benchmark” themselves against.  Think about who you measure yourself against—Is it the “star” from your high school or college class. Or even a long-standing sibling rivalry with your sister or brother. In investment management, benchmarks are vital tools that compare the performance of […]

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Keeping the Grit In Your Life By @AZAnswers

by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor We all know that suffering exists in our world. As humans, we have either witnessed the plight of others or experienced  pain first hand. It is something we all go through in life. Not a day goes by without someone, somewhere experiencing loss, grief, illness, discrimination, the list goes […]

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Being Tech Savvy will Help Protect Your Finances by @AZanswers

Today’s world has a new peril called cyber-attacks, they happen every day. Don’t let it happen to you! Below are a few tips to help Protect Yourself and become tech savvy. We believe it’s important that you are tech savvy to be financially savvy. Be Sure and take our quiz below and see how well […]

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Is it Loyalty or is it Laziness When Making the Best Financial Decisions? by @AZanswers

by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor Many financial decisions we make is because we think there is an advantage to being loyal to a particular company, product or service. The plumber who came when you were desperate, and the toilet was overflowing did a great job and didn’t overcharge you. Do you keep calling him […]

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Do You Have A Financial Bully in Your Life? by @AZanswers

by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor How do you determine who is your financial bully, accurately? Most bullies utilize intimidation, power, guilt or control to get another person to do what they want regardless of the other person’s feelings. Can you stop the financial bully in your life? You can, but first, you need to […]

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Diversify and Discipline in Gambling and Investing by @AZanswers

  by Ann Zuraw | Featured Contributor  While many people see investing as “betting,” my experience has shown other- wise. That being said, there are several key takeaways from gambling that are important to remember while investing. Discipline and diversification are two of the key aspects to both investing and gambling. Investment diversification is investing […]

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