Financial Fitness
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Part Time Work: The Case for Multiple Jobs

I was in high school when I got my first part-time job in a fast food restaurant. After high school and upon entering college, I found part-time work as a gas station clerk and also signed up for several internships. After coll...

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Q&A with a CPA: Investment Terms

  Now that we know there’s no such thing as a “safe” investment, let’s take some time to define some of the terms you’ll need to understand to get started on saving for long-term goals like re...

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Q&A with a CPA: Rewards Cards, Warranties and Budgets

    This week I’m tackling a couple common questions I receive from people often. Are there money topics that you wish you had an unbiased answer to? Please let me know and I’ll answer in a future article!...


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Q&A with a CPA: Health Insurance

  A recent Harris Interactive poll conducted by the AICPA reveals that many U.S. adults lack a basic understanding of common terms associated with health insurance plans. Considering some of the massive changes we face in ...

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New Job and No Money? Wardrobe Tips For the Not-Yet-Earning

Right out of college, I got my first big-girl job. Up until this point, I went to work in, really, whatever I happened to have in my wardrobe. As a college student, this included a lot of slightly-too-small thrift store tees, m...

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Straight Talk About Retirement Accounts

  Hopefully you’ve figured out that saving for retirement is a key to your financial security, regardless of your age. Now that you’ve decided to start saving, the next step is determining what type of account to utili...


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Q&A with a CPA: Credit Scores

  As a volunteer member of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, I am closely involved with Feed the Pig, including participating in monthly Facebook chats to answer money questions. The most recent chat about cr...

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Portion Control: It’s Not Just for Food

When you hear the words portion control, you no doubt thing about plates full of food, servings the size of a deck of cards or a tennis ball, and calorie counting. But what other places in your life are you exercising too littl...

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Combining Your Money With Your Honey

With wedding season in full swing, I would be remiss if I didn’t touch on the importance of couples and money. Whether you’re shacking up for the first time or taking the plunge with marriage, if you’re going ...


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How Much Is Enough?

How much money is enough money? A simple savings calculator is a priceless tool that almost magically and instantly reveals the future value of your investment accounts; it can help you answer that million dollar question of ho...