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Budgets and diets are a waste of time!  Most, if not all personal finance (PF) bloggers are probably surprised I would say that.  A budget or diet is not the answer for overspending or overeating.   If these things worked for everyone, there would be no debt or overweight people.  A budget or diet is intended to help us reach a financial or personal goal.  Do budgets or diets even work? Read More…

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!  Today is New Year’s Eve and tomorrow is full day of football games.  Living in Los Angeles, I look forward to the Rose Parade showing what is best about southern California.  If you don’t know, it is the weather!  The beaches, skiing, museums, theater, sports, parks and food are pretty good too.  It is hardly perfect, but it is home! Read More…

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Happy Holidays

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The holidays are family time.  Holidays in many parts of the world means vacation.  In my former (CFO) career, the end of year was the busiest.  When I worked in the electronics/computer industry, the week between Christmas and New Years was a company shutdown.  In other words, we had paid time off, except I generally worked some days to prepare for year end.  As a teacher, this is vacation time! Read More…

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Post image for Make a Wish or Achieve your Dream?

A wish is a hope or desire for something. On the other hand, a dream is doing something! It may have started when you were young or yesterday! Your dreams can take shape over time or you just seized an opportunity. It may require specialized skills and talent to make it happen or idea. Dreams range from education, family, career, buy a home, love or financial freedom. Here are five (5) steps to achieve your dream. Read More…

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Post image for 5 Things to Do Now to Save $10,000+ Later

Life is expensive, but some costs are preventative. We’ve compiled and calculated 5 habits you could start today that will make you thousands of dollars wealthier with time. Read More…

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Post image for ATM Skimming – What You Should Know

A Florida man was sentenced to federal prison following his role in an ATM-skimming case. He was found guilty of aggravated identity theft and possession of ATM-skimming paraphernalia. In another case, an Atlanta man was sentenced to 38 months in prison on ATM skimming charges along with restitution of more than $70,000 upon his release. Read More…

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Post image for Would James Bond be eligible for life insurance?

Brought to life by novelist Ian Fleming in 1953, James Bond started out first as a character in a book, and then moved to film, television, radio, comics and video games. The infamous 007 has been the star of 23 films to date, and has enchanted Bond Girls and killed baddies for six decades.

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Post image for I Think I Found the Ideal Dating Service!

In case you are wondering, I am not dating!  I just thought I should share some information about a dating service that answers the money issue.  You won’t have to ask your date about money because you will know their credit score!  As a service to my readers, I thought I would dedicate some time to discuss dating services and does it answer the real  question.  How is your FICO score? Read More…

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Handwriting has become a lost art!  Technology has changed our communication.  Simple communication of writing a letter or note is not something we do anymore.  We email, tweet, text, share on Facebook, post on a blog, post on a website, chat, connect online, or make a call on a cell or VOIP phone.  Technology changed everything!   Has the ability to actually write become obsolete? Read More…

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Post image for Why I Use Online Banking and You Should Too!

Do you use online banking?  If you have a smartphone, you have 24/7 access to your bank account anywhere you can connect to the internet.  No smartphone?  You still have access, if you have a computer with an internet connection.  Are you still writing checks and stamping envelopes?  Have you ever been late because it was not delivered on time?  I have a solution for you. Read More…

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