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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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10 Reasons Everyone Needs An Emergency Fund

Financial experts often talk about the necessity of having an emergency fund. An emergency fund can help cover any expenses that arise when unexpected problems or emergencies crop up in your life. Unfortunately, the unexpected does happen. it happens much … Continue reading

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Adjusting to a Cash Only Lifestyle

Many people these days are switching to cash as their primary form of payment. Whether it’s because they’ve sworn off credit cards or had those cards shut down, many people are learning to adjust to life without plastic. More and … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Debit Card Fees

New legislation that took effect on October 1st means that banks can no longer collect exorbitant fees from merchants whenever you swipe your debit card. What does this mean for you? Your bank will now likely switch to collecting those … Continue reading

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Stay Strong and on Budget

This is one of the hardest times of the year for me to continue setting money aside. For one, the money we earmarked for gifts has been spent, which makes the total in our account look smaller than usual. I’ve … Continue reading

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Charge It! But Watch The Rewards

When I was in the 6th grade, Mrs. Nygren (my teacher, may she rest in peace) used to admonish the class that no one should ever buy anything on credit except for a house. She was adamant. If we could … Continue reading

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Cash or Debit Card?

How does using cash or a debit card influence our spending? About a month ago, I watched a video on Yahoo about an ordinary couple who were challenged to use cash for everything they bought for one week. The idea … Continue reading

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How Much Cash Do You Keep At Home?

Today’s question to get your morning rolling is, How much cash do you keep at home? I know a lot of people that don’t keep any cash at home and I was one of them until 1995. Since then I … Continue reading

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Eight Ways to Get Cash in Hand by the End of the Week

On a recent visit to the Yahoo! Answers website, I found a lot of questions that boiled down to the same thing: How can I make money (usually about $100) fast (usually by the end of the week)? Apparently this … Continue reading

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Money Photos: How and Why Advertising with Cash Works

A hoard of junk mail has passed through my in-box and into either the shredder, a pile for reuse, or straight into the recycle bin over the years. It wasn’t until recently, though, that I started noticing how photogenic money … Continue reading

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Why I Use Credit Cards More and More (and What Would Make Me Return to Cash)

What I am about to say may be shocking to some in financially responsible circles: I use my credit cards more and more each year. Now, to make a disclaimer, I have never been tempted to rack up credit card … Continue reading

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More Things About People and their Money that Make Me Angry

While not everyone was happy with my list of things about people and their money that make me angry, I find that my list of these things continues to grow. This is a new list gathered from interviews and personal … Continue reading

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