Money Management- The One Class Not Taught in College

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Graduating from college brings a number of major life events. You’re now likely on your own, looking for a job and everything else associated with starting a new life. Remembering back to those times myself, I see mistakes I made. While some of them were of my own doing, many others simply came down to a lack of knowledge – …

Should You Buy An Existing Home or Build New?

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Buying a home can be an exciting transaction. Whether you are buying your first home or upgrading to a new home, the process of home buying is one that provides you with a great deal of food for thought. One of the decisions you need to make is whether you want to buy an existing home or whether you should …

Key Money Tips Before Heading Off to College

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Going to college can be overwhelming for both parents and children. Many parents are seeing their teens head out on their own for the first time. Children are entering a new stage in life with new responsibilities. For both parties, money plays a major role in the transition. From practical everyday practices to more serious matters, finances touch virtually every …

What Are You Delaying Because of Money?

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A recent study by the American Institute of American CPAs (AICPA) reveals something we already knew – The Great Recession is still impacting the financial decisions of many. The study reveals that more than half of Americans (51 percent) are delaying major life events because of financial concerns. What’s particularly striking is some of the categories listed in the study …

Five Tips for Negotiating Your Salary at a First Job

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The job market has been so disappointing for so many years that many new grads are simply happy for a job — any job that pays. This reality is reflected in the current pay that many college grads can expect to see. Right now, reports the Economic Policy Institute, new grads are earning less for their first jobs than new …

Ignore the Headlines: How to Invest the Right Way

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Whether we like it or not, money is emotional. We know that we need to separate emotion from our money, but it can be easier said than done. This is especially the case when it comes to investing in the stock market. Our emotions can motivate us to make rash decisions when we see our brokerage and 401(k) accounts lose …

How To Save for Retirement on a Low Income

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Saving for retirement is something most of us know we need to do, but can easily get lost in the traffic of other needs. This is especially true when you’re trying to save for retirement on a low income. A recent poll indicated that nearly half of Americans aren’t investing in the stock market. The main reason given was lack …

How to Financially Prepare for Overseas Travel

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With the dollar the strongest it’s been in years, now might be the perfect time to travel overseas — especially to Europe. Before you hop on that airplane, though, you want to make sure you’re financially prepared for your trip. Here are a few things to do ahead of time so that you are ready for your overseas adventure: Deposits …

Can You Reach Your Goals Without Investing in the Stock Market?

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If you have invested in the stock market during the past decade, your mettle has almost certainly been tested. With the Great Recession came days and months of wild market swings. Seasoned investors have seen their retirement portfolios take significant hits and younger investors have been left with a taste of distrust in their mouths. This latter point is bared …

Stay at Home Parent or Continue to Work?

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One of the conundrums that modern parents face is whether to stay home or to continue working at a traditional job. In two-parent homes, sometimes there are questions about which parent should stay home, and which should continue on a traditional career path. As you attempt to determine what path is right for you, here are some things to consider: …