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Your Child Could Be Heading Toward Financial Failure If…

By Gregg Murset If you haven’t heard the famous stand-up comedy routine of Jeff Foxworthy I would suggest taking a few minutes to pull some one-liners up on the Internet before reading the rest of this piece. Foxworthy has worked … Continue reading

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From Bitcoin to Bullion: The Tangibility of Currency

By David Parkman As economic systems advance and evolve, so too does their system of currency. From the earliest days of our ancestors, the exchange of physical goods used for survival has been a staple of human communication and the … Continue reading

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Lessons Olympian Shaun White Can Teach You About Money and Life

By M. Butler Looking for words of wisdom from a professional snowboarder isn’t the place that people think t look when it comes to ways of bettering their finances. Then again, there are a number of things about saving money … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Gold

When gold medals are handed out at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, athletes will receive silver medals plated with gold. The last time the Olympic Games awarded solid gold medals was more than a century ago … Continue reading

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Risk, Like Beauty, Is In the Eye of the Beholder: How to assess your own risk level

By Tim McCarthy, Author of The Safe Investor: How to Make Your Money Grow in a Volatile Global Economy It always has amazed me how differently people think about what is risky vs. what is safe. Some international investors find … Continue reading

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Ways a $10 Minimum Wage Would Help Employees

The current Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but president Obama is hoping to change that. Obama announced that he will make an executive order to raise the minimum wage for contract workers to $10.10 an hour. While this … Continue reading

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Retirement: Fantasy versus Reality

By Pamela Yellen: Excerpt from The Bank On Yourself Revolution “Errors of human judgment can infect even the smartest people, thanks to overconfidence, lack of attention to details, and excessive trust in the judgments of others, stemming from a failure … Continue reading

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Lean Body Fat Wallet: How to be Physically and Fiscally Healthier

By Ellie Kay If you are like most people, those two goals are on the top of your list each New Year and the source of your frustration at year’s end as you fail to permanently realize your objectives. Why … Continue reading

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Should I Balance Transfer My Credit Card? 7 Terrible Mistakes People Make

By Beverly Harzog, author of Confessions of a Credit Junkie If you’re in credit card debt and you’re paying a lot of interest expense, you probably feel like you’ll never be free of the debt. Hey, I know that feeling. … Continue reading

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10 Amish Money Myths

By Lorraine Butler Many people have misconceptions about the Amish and their way of life. While many people know that Amish are frugal, one of the biggest misconceptions due to this is that they maintain a way of life that’s … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Discover and Reach Your Financial Goals

By Kimberly Foss, CFP, FCWA, and author of Wealthy by Design: A Five Step Plan for Financial Security. A friend of mine recently shared the story of an unsettling trip to the supermarket. Her husband was out of town and … Continue reading

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Money Management from A to Z

By Jamie Englert Managing your finances may seem like a dizzying mass of numbers. But you can also think of personal finance in terms of letters, as in the initials of some important personal finance terms to know. From bonds … Continue reading

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Trends That Are Influencing Your Financial Future

By Carla Blair-Gamblian Every decision we make in life has both short term and long term rewards and consequences. Many Americans still have the desire to achieve the “American Dream” but reality often times ends up getting in the way, … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Entertain Your Kids for Free

By Blake Sanders When you have children, they become a huge part of your life and large amounts of your time and money are spent ensuring their joy. Rightfully so, they are your kids after all. However, one thing that … Continue reading

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Death by Debt: 25 Ways You’re Killing Your Credit

By Jason Bushey Few sectors of personal finance are as misunderstood as credit. We’ve all been passed on some semblance of how credit score works by our parents, but often those before us are as confused about their scores as … Continue reading

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Bank Failures: 25 Things Everyone with a Bank Account Needs to Know

By Patrick Russo A bank failure regularly occurs when a bank’s assets become less valuable than its liabilities. The value of an institution’s assets can diminish for a number of reasons, including an increase of noncurrent loans, a decrease in … Continue reading

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Save Money: It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go To College

By Mitchell Pauly The notion that going to a “good” college is a ticket to a brighter future should be taken on a case by case basis, but this isn’t what American society would have you believe. I want you … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill

This is a guest post by Jason Price from OneMoneyDesign.com. Jason is a husband, dad, soccer fan and blogger on the journey to true financial freedom. He enjoys sharing tips and ideas about money, career and more. I can’t think … Continue reading

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How A Good Credit Score Can Save You Money

By Bethy Hardeman for Credit Karma You’ve heard it before: You should improve your credit. But do you know just why you should focus on your credit health? It’s not just because you can qualify for credit cards with great … Continue reading

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