Financial Fitness
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Discuss It: Do Women “Work” as Breadwinners?

As I sat down to write this article, about women as breadwinners and the controversy is often brings, I started hearing in my head the lyrics to the famed Cabaret song, “Money makes the world go round the world go round t...

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Financial Archetypes: The Empire Builder

We wrap it up my review of the financial archetypes introduced in the book It’s Not About the Money with the Empire Builder. Empire Builders, like their name suggests, are people who have created successful business ventu...

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Credit Scores: What Matters, What Doesn’t

  According to Visa, almost sixty percent of people don’t know what determines a credit score. It’s no surprise, with media outlets and silly television commercials assailing us with mixed messages about what coun...


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Financial Archetypes: The Caretaker

We’re nearing the end of my review of the financial archetypes introduced in the book It’s Not About the Money, by author and financial advisor Brent Kessel. This time we’re covering the Caretaker. Caretakers ...

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Financial Archetypes: The Innocent

A common financial archetype that I see from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money is the Innocent. Innocents, whether they have money or not, have the common thread of being unable to master money. Either they weren...

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Still Hanging Onto Holiday Money? Here’s How to Spend It

Perhaps your company gave you a large bonus in December, or maybe your grandmother is just really generous. Either way, if you received a bundle of cash last year for the holidays, chances are you haven’t spent it yet. Wo...


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Financial Archetypes: The Star

Moving on in my review of the financial archetypes from the book It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel, let’s talk about one of my favorites, The Star. If you are a Star, most likely more than 25 percent of your overall ...

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Living Smart in a Post Cash World

We largely live in a “post-cash” world. What does that mean? The majority of our purchases, online and offline, are now made using credit cards and other electronic payment processing. Today, almost all of your purc...

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Financial Archetypes: The Saver

As we continue to review the financial archetypes from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money, I’m moving on to the Saver, an archetype I’m all too familiar with. Similar to Guardians, Savers keep a close watc...


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Are You “Making It” Financially?

  A couple years ago, the nation looked on in fascination and disgust as Nadya Suleman, the “Octomom,” gave birth to eight children, then eventually approached Oprah and Suze Orman for help. And while I’m...