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January 12
The hard work of compiling the numbers and getting a sense of your spending can be a tedious process. Yet it is important to take the time to really dig and see where your money is going. View Full Article
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October 21
It can seem like an overwhelming goal due to the size of the debt, but paying off your home mortgage early is possible. Yes, you get a tax deduction for the mortgage interest on your tax return and yes, mortgage rates are at all-time historical lows. Yet those individuals I talk with who have their home mortgage paid off early enjoy less stress during retirement View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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May 05
How can you save money and lose weight at lunch? I know this sounds like a tag line for an infomercial, but it is true that bringing a brown bag to work or school will help you save money and calories and thus help you to lose weight. View Full Article
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April 09
Do you ever wish you had the knowledge you have now when you were younger? You certainly could have saved yourself a lot of heartache and most likely a lot of money. Often I hear a parent amazed that when their teenage child leaves home that they have no idea how to handle their money and finances. View Full Article
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February 24
Congress has extended the tax credit for first time home buyers through the spring of 2010. If you are thinking about purchasing your first home, now might prove to be a great time to do so. View Full Article
By Cathy Werthan    View more articles by this author
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February 09
By now, you are probably getting flooded with 1099’s, W-2’s and “Important Tax Information.” The dreaded filing season is here and you’ll be forced to confront the inevitable—getting it all together. Here are some key points to help you manage the process and avoid costly mistakes: View Full Article
By Kathryn Stofer    View more articles by this author
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January 27
So maybe you already know where all the “print double-sided” options are for each of your applications (isn't it a pain it's in a different place in each one)? Perhaps you've searched the user manual to no avail to configure the office printer, but have committed to doing the manual duplex thing, or making sure your printouts go on one-side-used paper. Still, it's a hassle, and sometimes you end up with your co-worker's pages and then you feel like you've just double-printed. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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January 18
Even if you were not one of the million hopefuls who recently cast their new year’s resolutions to the universe in the hope that these prayers, of sorts, would be answered, it’s not too late to ask yourself what you would like to come of 2010. View Full Article
By Jennine E. Estes    View more articles by this author
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January 05
Money, money, money…the never-ending resource of tension, headaches, and stress for many couples, especially during a recession. Money is no simple topic, and managing the funds can be far from fun. The unexpected bills, the continuous reminders of not having enough money, or the never-ending battle of debt can trigger stress and create distance in a couple’s bond. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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December 15
You’ve probably heard that money problems are one the most significant factors that can lead to divorce. Without a doubt, differences in money management styles between two partners can ruin a marriage. In fact, you don’t even need to be married to fall victim to the powerful influence money problems can have on a relationship. View Full Article
By Jo Ellen Fritz    View more articles by this author
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November 24
You want to start saving more money to build up your cash reserves. Or, you are determined to pay cash for your next car purchase. Whatever the reason may be, you have to know where your money is going before you can determine where to find that extra cash. View Full Article
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October 20
A term you hear frequently, especially in today’s popular press, is an “emergency fund”. You know you need one, and maybe you already have one, but you may wonder what dollar amount you should park in your emergency fund. View Full Article
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September 08
You have set a financial goal. Where will the extra money come from to fund that goal? Though it may not be considered a bailout you can look to the U.S. Government to give you a helping hand with the Economic Stimulus 2009. Unlike last year a check will not be coming in the mail. For a majority of working families the refundable tax credit will show up in an increased paycheck through a reduction of income tax withholding. View Full Article
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August 27
Debt levels can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you pay off first? Sometimes this can cause a person to do nothing at all. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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August 14
Consumers need to have a game plane when shopping for groceries at the supermarket. In this economy it is even more important to have strategies that stay within your budget and keep your waist line from expanding. View Full Article

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