Category Archives: Budgeting

A Financial Snapshot of the Average American

Averages are a funny thing. I remember a teacher’s example: A guy had his head in the oven and his feet in the refrigerator. When asked how he felt, he said, “On average, pretty good.” Averages can be an odd … Continue reading

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11 Tips to Be a Better Saver

Start early, set goals and follow these other steps to build up your cash reserves. You don’t have to strike it rich on Wall Street, win the lottery or even earn a six-figure salary to build a comfortable savings cushion. … Continue reading

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Some Tax Breaks Are Cuter Than Others

Daddy loves his little tax break, yes he does!

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Getting Your Finances Under Control: 5 Steps

“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” Suze Orman Your finances determine many important things in your life such as where you live, how you live, and … Continue reading

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Secrets to Earning More in 2013

If you’re determined to land a new job or score a promotion this year, you’re in luck. Workplace experts predict 2013 offers the best chance for career enhancement in more than five years, especially if you’ve got skills. While overall … Continue reading

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The 9 Steps I Took To Get My Finances Back On Track

I asked for tips from a trio of financial whizzes who broke down a few actions us 20-somethings can take today to start to getting our money on the right track. Here’s how I did it and you can too. 1) Know … Continue reading

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The Hidden Costs Of Working On Wall Street

Yes, you make a lot of money when you work on Wall Street, but you’re going to have to spend a lot of money to stay there. To go to work every day you’ll need to look the part — … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Protect Your Finances From A Fiscal Cliff Fall

Eight Ways To Protect Your Finances From A Fiscal Cliff Fall Even if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders somehow manage to patch together a last minute deal to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff” on New Year’s Day, Washington’s … Continue reading

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