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3 Things To Do Before You Adopt a Pet

  With an estimated 83 million households owning pets in the US, the pet industry is one of the most prosperous, even when the economy stinks. In fact, during the last economic downturn, sales of premium pet products and s...

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3 Tips to Be Financially Prepared

  September is National Preparedness Month, which is part of the federal government’s ready.gov effort to make sure we’re all ready in case of another Katrina, 9/11 or something worse. One of the campaign’s suggestio...

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Homeowners Insurance: 3 Things You Need to Know

  For most of us, the purchase of a home will be the biggest single outlay of cash we’ll make in our lifetime. Along with the arduous process of applying for a mortgage, you’ll also have to choose homeowners insurance,...


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5 Ways to Save More Money Today

  Whenever Career Girls resolve to work toward better financial stability, the question always arises, “How can I save more money?” It stands to reason that for most of us, if we knew where we could save more t...

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5 Things to Know When Applying for a Mortgage

  It’s no secret that now is a good time to buy a home – it may be considered a “sellers’ market” these days, but mortgage rates remain low and the cost of buying is still cheaper than renting in most areas. Buyi...

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Kids and Money – Tips for Success

  A recent survey on teens and money revealed that 15 year-old Americans fall in the middle of the pack when it comes to understanding money and making basic financial decisions. While plenty of jokes have been made about ...


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3 Ways I’ll Spend My Annual Raise

  It’s annual review time at my job, which also (hopefully) means raise time. Before I even know how much of a raise I’m being rewarded, I am putting a game plan in place to make sure that whatever increase I receive h...

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Summer Reading List – Financial Security Books

  I’m often asked for book suggestions by friends and clients who are looking to better educate themselves on money and the basics of financial security. The array of choices can be dizzying, and I’ve read a LOT of the...

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How You May Be Sabotaging Your Own Efforts at Financial Security

  Have you ever heard the saying, “Money is the root of all evil?” Did you know it’s actually a Bible verse that says, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil?” It’s an important distinction bec...


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Destination Weddings: Managing Costs as a Guest

  Wedding season is upon us and a new survey from American Express revealed that the cost of simply attending a wedding as a guest is skyrocketing. In just two years the cost to attend a wedding went up 75% to an average o...