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6 Tips to Better Deal With Food and Money

I often find myself describing how our relationship to food and money are often very similar - both are areas that, in general, we all know what to do, but for a wide variety of reasons, we choose not to do it. Those rea...

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Stressed About Money? Use This Financial Checklist

  A recent Harris Poll conducted for the American Institute of CPAs revealed that 74 percent of Americans believe they are worse off or about the same financially as they were a year ago, but that their stress levels have ...

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3 Ways You’re Wasting Money by Trying to Save It

  BOGO: Buy one pair of shoes, get the second pair half off… it’s so tempting! But chances are that you’ll end up talking yourself into a pair that you’re not crazy about just to take advantage of the d...


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Q&A with a CPA: Should I Liquidate My 401k?

  Q: Some stock market experts are predicting another bubble burst. How do I handle my 401k investments before another massive stock market crash? A: The answer here has to do with dollar-cost averaging. According to Inves...

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4 Tips to Keep More Money in Your Purse This Week

I’ll admit, there’s nothing like sipping a warm espresso beverage or hot tea while working in the afternoon. The warm, soothing beverage just makes everything all better especially on cold, rainy days! However, I realized t...

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Being Able to Retire: So Much More Than Just Luck

  The other day a friend asked if saving 18 percent was enough to be saving for retirement. Instead of giving a simple yes or no answer as was expected, I had to answer with a question of my own, “How much do you want to...


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Quick Money Makeover

  Seventy percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to Dave Ramsey, author of the best-selling book Total Money Makeover. Most of us like to think we’re in the “good” 30 percent, but what ...

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5 Ways You Can Mess Up Your Retirement in Your 20′s

I know how far off retirement seems when you first enter the job market laden with student loan debt and ready to finally live like an adult. I also know that whether or not you are actually able to retire in that distant-feeli...

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What Is The MyRA & How Can It Help Me?

There were several points in President Obama’s State of the Union address last week that had me cheering in my living room (“Women deserve equal pay for equal work. … It is time to do away with workplace policies that...


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Check Out These January Bonuses

For many organizations, January marks the dispersant of annual bonuses. It’s a heady moment for most as visions of  a new kitchen, or fabulous vacation dance in our head. But, for a select few  – heady doesn’...