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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 CAMP Is the New Acronym for Retirement Readiness!

CAMP is not a place with temporary accommodations of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, prisoners or travelers. When I was a child, I went to camp to escape the New York summers. CAMP is not a destination! If you do not know what CAMP is, you should! CAMP is a way of realistically measuring your retirement readiness.  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 How Do You Measure Your Progress?

I measure my progress daily, weekly, monthly and annually. I  set goals and monitor them periodically. I learned these skills very early and applied them in everything I want to accomplish. If you want to achieve  financial or other goals, you need to monitor your progress. How you measure your progress is important for success ! Here is the secret to my success! 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 July 4th is Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! July 4th is also my sister in law’s birthday. If that were not enough, my father in law’s birthday was December 25th. Why does that matter? Holidays are great times for celebration and more so if it is your birthday. There is a downside to this too! Your birthday takes second place to the holiday. Either way, it is special and you get the day off automatically. What do you think?  Read More…

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Post image for How to Answer Tough Interview Questions

You can prepare for tough interview questions! Have you ever been in an interview and the interviewer asks you an off the wall question to see how you think?  Every interview should have these questions and the good ones always do!  Interviews are opportunities for the employer to learn about you and you should demonstrate your skills  you are the right person.  How do you prepare for them? Read More…

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Post image for My 2014 New Year’s Resolutions – Half Year Update

It is time to update my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions! Many people believe that making resolutions public will hold you more accountable. I do not believe that because I always hold myself accountable for my actions. This year, I made my resolutions more persona and more important to me.  Now it is time to show my progress and see how I am doing. What are you doing about your New Year’s Resolutions? Read More…

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Post image for 7 of the Best Paying Jobs You Can Receive With An Online Education

Reaching your financial goals is tough if you don’t have a strong, steady income stream. And that’s even harder to achieve if you don’t have the proper degree to help you land a decent job. But how can you go to school when you’re busy working? Luckily online schooling has opened the doors to expand your career opportunities, and a lot of these programs can lead to high-paying jobs. Check out these high-paying fields you can get into with an online education. Read More…

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