Personal Finance

5 Ways to Boost Your College Savings Account

April 4, 2014
College Savings Account

Parents, if you want a reason to start hyperventilating, a recent report from Fox Business that suggests college will cost over $300,000 for babies born in 2014. According to author Kathryn Buschman Vasel, the Schwab Center for Financial Research has found that college costs have risen nearly 6% per year, “which suggests that in 18 […]

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Make a Plan for your Tax Refund

March 24, 2014
Tax Refund

It is getting to that time of year.  Where many of us will sit down and plug our way through TurboTax or another do it yourself tax preparation software.  By the end most of us will want to pull out our hair, but that refund will often make it all worthwhile.  While it may seem […]

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Focus on the Big Things – Part One

March 20, 2014
Focus on the Big Things

When you read various personal finance websites you will find that a lot of them are packed full of tips on how to save money.  Items like, unplug your electronics when not in use, turn the water off while brushing your teeth (does anyone actually let it run?), drive slower, don’t use your air conditioner, […]

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4 Ways to Protect Your Identity When Filing Taxes

March 18, 2014
Protect your identity - Taxes

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 7 percent of people over 16 reported identity theft in 2012, with most stolen information used for opening accounts. One of the dangers of having your social security number stolen when filing taxes is the IRS seeing that number used for tax filing already. You can’t get a […]

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5 Tips to Save Money on High End Electronics Purchases

March 17, 2014
Save Money Home Entertainment

If you’re someone who really likes to buy your electronics at the top end of the technology scale, you’re probably used to paying high-end prices too. The one thing does tend to follow the other. However, if like most people, you would like to save a little while still getting state-of-the-art electronic equipment, nobody could […]

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Why I (Used To) Enjoy Mornings

March 13, 2014
Sunrise

I am a morning person.  I love to get up with the sun, and get my day started early.  Throughout the years I have found that I am the most productive early on, and as the day wears on I start to lose focus.  My body usually has plenty of energy throughout the day, but […]

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Home Office Organization Ideas That Will Boost Productivity

March 11, 2014
Home Office Organization Ideas

It happens to all of us.  We get the idea in our head that we are going to get some work done.  We are excited, and ready to go, but then we get into our office and everything just isn’t right.  Our workplace is cluttered, we can’t find anything, and we end up spending most […]

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