Published On March 18th, 2011

During difficult economic times, colleges and technical schools find their enrollment increasing drastically. When jobs are short, many people return to school to finish what they started long ago, or to gain new skills and degrees to further their careers when the market improves.

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Published On March 16th, 2011

Annual income aside, there’s not a person among us who wouldn’t welcome the idea of having more money in their savings account. This is the money we use on everything from yearly vacations to family presents. Come holiday time, wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra thousand or so dollars at your disposal?

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Published On March 4th, 2011

The tax deadline is still more than a month away, but it’s approaching quickly. If you think you’ll have trouble completing and filing your taxes on time, remember that it’s crucial that you request and extension rather than not filing and hoping the government doesn’t notice.

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Published On December 11th, 2010

I am proud to announce that my investment of the year for 2010 is hands down, Lending Club.  My return for 2010 will be between 12.9-13.1% It’s been a while since I discussed Lending Club on my blog because I was waiting to see how the system worked over the course of an entire year. 

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Published On December 7th, 2010

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January.

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Published On November 24th, 2010

I fly frequently and do a lot of car rentals, so I have learned how to negotiate for the best deal on a rental car. I have found car rental servers to be most obliging and courteous; however, I have also discovered them to be rather shrewd. For example, a car-rental server never told me that you could opt to use your own car insurance if you had that type of coverage. 

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Published On November 1st, 2010

I’ve always believed that the trick to saving money is just that — a trick. You don’t have to win the lottery, strike it rich on Wall Street or even earn a six-figure salary to build a comfortable savings cushion. You just have to play psychological tricks on yourself to stay focused on spending less and keeping more cash in your pocket.

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Published On October 11th, 2010

For some, merely reading the title of this article may provoke an uneasy feeling in the pit of their stomachs. For others, it may elicit a response such as, “The holidays? It’s only October.” If you identify with the former, we’d like to suggest a mild antacid. If you relate to the latter statement, we’re about to provide a mild reality check.

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Published On October 1st, 2010

If the current economic climate has taught us anything, it’s that financial education and responsibility are critical in today’s fast-paced, wired world. All too often, however, children grow up immune to the financial world around them. As a result, they’re often ill equipped to manage their own finances when they become adults and leave home. With the economy in the news almost daily, now’s a perfect time to start educating your children about how to manage money more…

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Published On August 16th, 2010

Forget tuition. Once that bill is taken care of, the biggest financial challenge you face when sending kids off to college is making sure they don’t overdraw their checking account or run up a credit-card bill they can’t pay off. Here’s how to help boost their financial GPA (and save big bucks on fees).

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