Financial Fitness
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Q&A with a CPA: HSA Accounts

  Q: My dad told me that I’m crazy if I don’t opt for the HSA option for my insurance, but I don’t understand why. Doesn’t it cost me more because of the high deductible? KCL, CPA: This is an awesome question becau...

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Q&A with a CPA: Self-Employed Retirement Accounts

  Q: What are some ways to invest my money (retirement/401k etc) that will be a tax write off for next year’s taxes? – Nicolle O., Nicolle Osequeda Counseling KCL, CPA: This is a great question because there are actual...

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What’s Your #CoffeeCanRevolution?

Have you heard of the Coffee Can Revolution yet? It was started by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the life-changing best-seller Eat, Pray, Love. On OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, Gilbert explained how thousands of women approached he...


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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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Find Your FitFam

A few months ago I wrote an article about group fitness. It’s no secret that initially I was not a fan of group exercise. The idea of a “FitFam” was not for me (or so I thought). Seven months later, I love my “FitFam....

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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 ...