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By Chris Taylor In the world of dating, there is one common assumption: That a fancy car, a pricey dress, and a willingness to splurge are all things that will help you impress and snare your ideal partner. “You would think that spending would be more attractive, because things like flashy watches or purses are […]

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Times are tough. The stock market is setting record highs but the average American is still stuck in a recession. Many of us have been forced to downsize and are still struggling to meet our monthly expenses with no relief in sight. All of this stress and anxiety can take its toll on our health. […]

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Got 15 Minutes? Craving For Cash?

Published on 20 July 2013 by | Category: News, Updates

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I’ve teamed up with Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert, author & TV host, to do a study on money and relationships. Participants earn the chance to win one of several $100 AmEx gift cards. Take the Survey

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By Howard Rothman NEW YORK (MainStreet)—In the pilot episode of HBO’s “Girls,” 20-something protagonist Hannah Horvath is out to dinner with her parents when they hit her with the bad news. Since graduating from college two years earlier, Hannah has been toiling as an unpaid intern in Manhattan while trying to make it as a […]

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By Pamela Yip What’s your “money script?” Everyone has one. But not everyone knows what it is. Money scripts are your unconscious core beliefs about money. They’re typically developed in childhood and drive your financial behavior throughout life. “When considering your approach to money and trying to determine if the way you are handling money […]

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Keep On Walking – My Friend John

Published on 01 June 2013 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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I was talking to an acquaintance the other day and she was sharing her list of current challenges, which were substantial.  She’d lost her job (due to the company she worked for suddenly and without warning closing) and had been refused unemployment as a result of a number of complications.  As a result she was […]

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Real Simple: "How Much Can I Really Afford?"

Published on 24 May 2013 by | Category: News, Updates

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$3.50 for a café au lait: Affordable. $8 for a tuna melt: Too much. 99 cents for an app: Unnecessary. $600 for an iPad: Essential! How exactly do we decide what’s a necessity and what’s a luxury? Real Simple investigates. By Amanda Fortini Last January, at a department-store outlet, I purchased a pastel-flecked sweater, gray […]

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Wrong – Again

Published on 14 May 2013 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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The United States Congress – Washington Politics – Politicians -The people who run election campaigns – the government. It might be just about the crowd I hang out with, but it seems like it would be tough these days to find anyone who has much respect for any of the above. Unless, of course, they […]

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By Christina Nelson If you were a financial adviser in 2008, odds are, you experienced post-traumatic stress following the market collapse and succeeding crisis. According to a paper by Bradley Klontz and Sonya Britt of Kansas State University, 93% of the 56 planners they surveyed bore psychological symptoms consistent with medium to high levels of […]

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La Jolla

Published on 14 April 2013 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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I spent the weekend in La Jolla, California.  Here’s what I learned: La Jolla means “The Jewel”.  The Jewel is a stretch of spectacular California coastline just 20 minutes (it used to take four hours to travel the 14 miles or so from San Diego) north of San Diego. I was mesmerized as I walked the […]

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