Post image for My 2013 New Year’s Resolutions Independence Day Update

Happy Independence Day! It  was approximately twenty-eight (28) year a go, I achieved financial independence!  My 2013  New Year’s Resolutions are still mixed, some progress and challenges six (6) months into the new year!  I decided this year to embody the real meaning of resolutions.  Although I am pleased with some of my accomplishments, I have to compare it to the same period last year. Read More…

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According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, nearly 60% of all college students take out student loans, which amounts to about 12 million Americans taking out these loans annually. About 37 million people are still paying off their student loans, according to the Federal Board of New York, with the majority being under 30. The total amount reaches between 902 billion to 1 trillion, with the average student owing almost $25,000. Read More…

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Post image for Am I Wealthy Enough for Wealth Management?

Am I wealthy enough for wealth management?  It is the question of the day!  When do I have enough assets that I could benefit from an expert?  I know you probably don’t feel as though this is even on your horizon, but someday you might.  Why wait?  You can use some great free tools to manage your money.  It will keep you better organized and on track to achieving your personal financial goals too. Read More…

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Next Monday, Google Reader is going away!   If you use Google Reader to accumulate your reading from the internet, you should change now.  If you do not know what I am talking about, you probably clicked on an icon to accumulate the blogs and online news through a reader delivered to you in one place.  There are alternatives for delivery of your web based information to you.  Read More…

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Next Monday, Google Reader is going away!   If you use Google Reader to accumulate your reading from the internet, you should change now.  If you do not know what I am talking about, you probably clicked on an icon to accumulate the blogs and online news through a reader delivered to you in one place.  There are alternatives for delivery of your web based information to you.  Read More…

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Next Monday, Google Reader is going away!   If you use Google Reader to accumulate your reading from the internet, you should change now.  If you do not know what I am talking about, you probably clicked on an icon to accumulate the blogs and online news through a reader delivered to you in one place.  There are alternatives for delivery of your web based information to you.  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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Next Monday, Google Reader is going away!   If you use Google Reader to accumulate your reading from the internet, you should change now.  If you do not know what I am talking about, you probably clicked on an icon to accumulate the blogs and online news through a reader delivered to you in one place.  There are alternatives for delivery of your web based information to you.  Read More…

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Post image for Why Changing Your Behavior is More Important than Having a Budget

When it comes to finances, many people struggle with expenses, debt, income, and savings. It is hard to plan your finances when you don’t really know where to begin, and this is where most people go the traditional budget route and start writing all their expenses and income down on paper. However, it has been shown that budgeting is not the whole answer. Read More…

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Post image for Why Dealing with Payday Loan Debt Yourself Could Lead to Serious Problems

The relatively recent phenomenon of the payday loan has caused much heartache and suffering for millions of hard-working people in the UK. The problem has grown over time because of the banking crisis and the consequential downturn in the economy. Faced with the prospect of balancing their books, traditional banks and financial institutions have been forced to tighten up their lending guidelines – leaving millions of people without access to credit for emergencies. Read More…

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