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11 Steve Jobs Money Tips Everyone Should Follow

Steve Jobs is often associated with ingenuity and the man himself has often been called a genius. While most people recognize Steve Jobs for his contribution to the technological field, much of his advice can also be taken into consideration … Continue reading

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10 Legitimate Reasons Not To Get Your Finances In Order

When it comes to putting in the time and effort to get personal finances in order, I have heard a lot of supposedly good reasons why people haven’t started. There is no doubt that there are a lot of sacrifices … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Self-Improvement and Personal Finance

With New Year’s just past and most people still in the honeymoon phase of their resolutions, it’s worth a brief look at how many self-improvement activities benefit your finances, and how studying one area can have a positive impact on … Continue reading

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Money Honesty is the Best Policy

A friend of mine was lamenting her inability to gracefully bow out of events and outings that she can’t really afford. “When my friends invite me out to dinner at a pricey restaurant or out to the movies, I hate … Continue reading

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Using Pinterest To Save Money

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the latest social media sensation called Pinterest. It’s a big virtual bulletin board where users can post pictures of just about anything and group them into collections like, “Things … Continue reading

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10 Important Personal Finance Lessons Every Person Should Know

Managing your money is hard and the current times make it more so. The fact is, though, it’s never been more important to get a handle on your personal finances than in today’s economy. Regardless of whether you’re a wage … Continue reading

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Talking About Money? Please Don’t.

Growing up, I was always told not to talk about religion, politics, or money. These three topics of conversation inevitably lead to hurt feelings, jealousy and/or a defensive stance that’s nearly impossible to overcome. My parents always told me that … Continue reading

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11 Actions That Have Benefitted My Finances the Most

I’ve reached one of those milestone birthdays where you stop and take stock of your life. I’ve been looking at where I’ve been and where I’m going professionally, personally, and financially. In looking at my finances, I’ve realized that there … Continue reading

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What Cliff Young Can Teach You About Finances

I love the story about Cliff Young. If you have never heard it before, prepare yourself for some smiles. Ultra marathons are races of 100 miles or more. One of the most famous of these ultra marathons is a 543.7 … Continue reading

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Change Your Thinking

I’ve noticed that when most people think about their finances, they think in terms of their income and expenses. They think about how much they make per week or month and therefore that is how much they have to spend. … Continue reading

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Stop Being Picky

I have a friend who is incredibly picky, to the detriment of her finances. She demands certain brands of every food and personal product she buys. Even if another brand is cheaper, she won’t buy it. She demands specific features … Continue reading

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Win Competitions and Sweepstakes: Ways to Make Money

Contests and sweepstakes can be fun to enter and the prizes can be great. You can win everything from a few bucks in cash all the way up to new cars or houses. Contests are easily found. You can find … Continue reading

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Keeping Control of Your Money

Have you ever thought about how much control over your financial life you give to companies when you sign up for things like cable, cell phone contracts, Internet access, loans, or credit cards? When you engage in most financial transactions, … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Complacency Is The Enemy

One of the biggest enemies of a debt free life is complacency. Not only is it an enemy, it’s a very sneaky enemy. When you become complacent (apathetic is another good word for this problem) you relax too much. You … Continue reading

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The Financial Road Less Traveled

I think I’m getting old. I’m starting to hit that phase of life where I’m looking at the choices I’ve made and ruminating over the roads less traveled. I find myself wondering about the career I chose, the jobs I’ve … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: I’ve Always Been Old

I’ll let you in on a secret: I’m really about fifty-eight years old. Mentally, at least. In actuality I’m in my upper thirties. But if you look at my lifestyle, my spending choices, and my account balances, I’m much closer … Continue reading

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Job Hunting Lessons from Panic in the Year Zero

Yesterday I went to the gym. That, in and of itself, is almost apocalyptic in significance, as I never go to the gym. Nevertheless, I am forcing myself to go, at least for the remainder of my period of unemployment, … Continue reading

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Why Should You Never Trust Just One Source? Often They Don’t Know Any More Than You Do

This video from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart is funny and great entertainment: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c CNBC Financial Advice thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Economic Crisis Political Humor But it’s … Continue reading

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Five Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Finances

Lean economic times breed a kind of desperate rush to do something to save money — right now. While it’s always better to take a breath and think out practical steps to reach personal goals, there are basic changes we … Continue reading

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