Personal Finance

Focus on the Big Things – Part Two

April 17, 2014
Focus on the Big things

Recently we discussed focusing on the big things, and how it is much more worthwhile to spend your time on the items that will save you a lot of money, like refinancing your house or negotiating your car insurance, rather than the things that will save you hardly anything, like making your own soap or […]

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Love and Money – Women as the Breadwinner

April 14, 2014
The Breadwinner

The changing face of the economy has brought about many new things. An increase in entrepreneurship, an over-educated working class, and a shift in gender dynamics: the explosion of women breadwinners. While these are very exciting times, the shifts in roles can affect our relationships in ways we may not be prepared to deal with. […]

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Turn Your Closet Into Cash – Selling Used Clothes Online and In Stores

April 11, 2014
Used Clothes Online

Have you ever found a $5 bill in an old jacket? Isn’t that the best feeling? Now imagine if that old jacket turned into a $20 bill. Most of us probably have closets bursting at the seams with clothes, most of which we don’t wear often, if, at all. Threadflip, a clothing resale website, conducted […]

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How to Avoid Paying too Much for Your Next Car and Insurance

April 9, 2014
Ford Escape

It’s normal to feel a sense of impending doom when you find out that you have to buy a car. It happens to all of us. The process of buying a car has been talked about and lamented over and even vilified for years. Eventually, though, I had to get over it. Why? I was […]

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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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