Five Expenses We Didn’t Have to Deal With in the ’80s
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Five Expenses We Didn’t Have to Deal With in the ’80s

If you were a child of the ’80s, you probably wore bright neon colors and tight-rolled your jeans. You watched VHS tapes and recorded songs off the radio with cassette tapes. Your first real introduction to technology was probably Oregon Trail or Nintendo. Heck, some of us wore jelly shoes and worshiped Pee Wee Herman. […]

Eight Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making
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Eight Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making

Pew Research showed that about half of Americans lived in middle-income households in 2014. This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income – or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas). America’s middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also engineers, construction managers, […]

So You Want to Make More Money? Seven Core Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I Knew Starting Out
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So You Want to Make More Money? Seven Core Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I Knew Starting Out

I had a chance several years ago to work closely with an intern I’ll call Chris. Chris was quite good at the tasks we gave him and you could see strong glimmers of the type of professional he might someday become. Chris interned with us for two different periods, and at the end of the […]

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Money Management

5 Money Subjects You Need to Talk About Before Tying the Knot

It is not a fun to burst the love bubble by sitting down and having a serious talk about finances. But open communication about money is a good idea in any relationship. Those thinking of tying the knot should have a serious discussion about money at some point, preferably before you move in together or […]

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Money Management

Six Times You Should Hire a Financial Planner (and Three Times You Shouldn’t)

There ia a bad rap for the financial planners, which is a large axtent that is deserved. Far too many “planners” are really just salesmen in disguise, tasked with leading their clients into high-cost products sold by the companies they work for. But there are good financial planners out there if you know where to […]

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Money Management

Do You Share All Your Financial Transactions with Your Partner?

All the time, we say we should avoid financial infidelity. But how well do we actually share financial information? The indication is that most of us aren’t very good at it. A survey reported by CNBC showed that close to 40% of baby boomers have spent more than $500 without letting their significant others know. […]

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Money Management

Need Motivation to Get Healthy? Here are 5 Ways it Can Put Money in Your Pocket

Losing weight and eating healthier no surprise sits at the top of Statistic Brain’s 2017 New Year’s Resolution survey results.  We can see that 21.4 percent have made this one of our goals, and if the statistics remain true, about 9.2 percent of us will feel successful at following through come December. Want to resolve […]

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Money Management

3 Strategies for Helping You Change Your Financial Habits

Althoug there is not any one-size-fits-all magic approach, there are different strategies you can try out until you hit on something that works well for you though. Now, let us learn three strategies that can help you change your financial habits. 1. Try a Spending Detox Spending is maybe one of your big problems,  so […]

Money Strategies
Money Management

Seven Money Strategies to Master in 2017

It is another year. After several weeks of over-indulgence, people are coming to their senses and realizing it’s time to make changes for the better. Some people have decided to improve their relationships with food and exercise. They’ve resolved to eat well, drink less, and move more. Others have decided that 2017 is the year […]