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Post image for Leveraging Your Investment in Videoconferencing

It is no secret that technology has forever changed the way people interact, play, and work. Businesses in particular have benefited tremendously from embracing technological improvements: videoconferencing solutions are no exception. Studies show 80% of American workers prefers to telecommute to their job. Companies who recognize this and offer this option soon leapfrog competitors.  Read More…

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Post image for The Best Financial Adviser is You

Do you really need a financial adviser? What do you expect a financial adviser to do for you anyway? You can get a fee only adviser to prepare a financial plan and still fail! A financial plan is just a set of financial goals based on your information! It is just a matter of setting goals and monitoring your progress. Some may call it child’s play.  How is it working for you? Read More…

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Post image for Don’t Envy the Rich!

The rich are different from you and me. (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Yes, they have more money. (Ernest Hemingway)  “They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, it makes them soft where we are hard and cynical where we are trustful in a way that unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Yes, the rich are different from you and me, they have more problems! Read More…

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Post image for How to Cope with Change

Change is inevitable! Recently, my wife and I went to New York for my sister in law’s birthday party. Since we live in Los Angeles, we had to get airline tickets, make arrangements for the dog and find a way to the airport. No big deal, we cashed in miles, our children watched the dog and we drove to the airport. If it were only that easy! You have to deal with all the possibilities and some you never thought of! Read More…

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Post image for Easy Ways to Cut Commuting Costs

How much of your monthly pay do you spend on getting to and from work? When you factor in the cost of fuel and wear and tear on your car, you could be shelling out a pretty penny. The longer your commute is, the more you could also expect to pay for car insurance and maintenance. Yet for many of us, simply walking to work is just not an option. Read More…

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Post image for How to Buy Homeowners Insurance

Buying homeowners insurance is a necessity particularly where I live.  I live in southern California where the next big earthquake is days/weeks/months/years away!   A natural disaster that can wipe you out financially!.  I survived the Northridge earthquake without damage, but that was just luck.  California has a 99% chance of a big earthquake within thirty (30) years. Read More…

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Post image for Is It Too Late to Buy a Home?

Are you too late to buy a home at a bargain price? Home values are going up all over the country and you may be too late! If you are looking for the perfect time to buy a home, you probably missed it. Similar to the stock market, timing the market is difficult if not impossible. Real estate is cyclical and it goes up and down! The best time to buy a home is when you can afford it.  Read More…

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Post image for 6 Financial Apps to Help with Budgeting for 2014

 

Keeping track of your finances is tough without help. Thanks to your smartphone, and its overflowing app store, your financial life-preserver is a tap away. Check out these 6 financial apps to help you with budgeting for 2014. Read More…

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Post image for 5 Frugal Reasons to Ride a Bike

Why I ride a bike? It is fun and it makes me happy! Do you remember how much fun riding a bike was when you were a kid? Guess what, it is still is! Riding a bike is exercise and good for the environment, but it is much more.  Why should you bicycle and what is so great about a bike? If you have to ask, you don’t know! If it has been a while since you rode your bike, here are some reasons to start.
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Post image for Why is there income inequality?

Income inequality has grown significantly in the United States! The top 1% increased income and the middle class income has been declining at a much faster rate. Some of the factors that contribute to income inequality are geographical, globalization, race, gender, education, immigration, institutional, taxation and decline of unions. What do you think is the biggest factor in income inequality?  Read More…

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