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Stretching your Money

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Are you rich or just acting rich? I know all your friends are spending the summer in the Hamptons and you just want to fit in or maybe you are trying to impress your girl. Whatever the reason, you do not have the break the bank to look wealthy and it is not what you think anyway. They tend to dress in classic clothes. They dress for comfort!

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Negotiating Is Easy!

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When you ask a question, you are negotiating!   Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties intended to reach an understanding, resolve point of difference or gain advantage in outcome of dialogue, to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage.  Don’t you negotiate all the time in your personal and professional lives? Read More…

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Happy New Year 2015

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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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Budgeting in just 4 steps! The traditional definition of a budget is an estimate of income and expenses for a set period of time.   A budget for me is a structure for achieving a financial goal.   It helps you track your income and how you spend your money.  My approach is to start with my financial goal and I make changes in my spending to achieve it.  Do you use a budget? Read More…

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Happy Holidays

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The holidays are family time.  Holidays in many parts of the world mean 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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Future: Perfect!

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My future is perfect for me! In English, we use future perfect tense to talk about actions that will be finished before some point in the future. In my case, it is less than three (3) years away. My future is certain, however the duration is not! I planned for thirty (30) years in retirement just in case I am right! I plan to have a perfect retirement, would you like to know how? Read More…

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Do you take responsibility or just make excuses When you fail, do you make excuses?  Do you take responsibility for your actions or blame others?  What is your excuse for poor performance?  Excuses keep you from looking at the real problem!  Excuses will make you give up!  Do you start out with good intentions and tolerate poor results?  Why? Read More…

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Applying for life insurance is an important process that every adult with dependents should do. It’s as detailed of a process as applying for health insurance. There are three possible outcomes: approved, postponed, or denied. A postponed application means you may need to provide additional documentation or have a second test. If you know these top five reasons why life insurance is denied, you may be able to avoid a denial or know your next best move. Read More…

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My Warranty Expired!

by Krantcents

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My good health warranty  expired!. I am at an age (68 years old) when my  warranty expired long ago! I am referring to the manufacturer’s warranty I noticed little things are starting to either malfunction or are worn out.  I have excellent healthcare, but I need to take action. What does this have to do with personal finance? Everything! Read More…

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red flag is an indicator of potential problems.  It means danger, stop or caution because of something ahead of you.  In personal finance there are a number of things to watch for or avoid to be successful.  They are things that we all go through, but should pay attention to and avoid.  Financial statements are a record of your financial activities of a business, person or other entity. This stuff is for everyone! Read More…

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