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: …

4 Things to Know About Starting Your Side Hustle

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The college class of 2015 faces the best job market in years, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is ready to get back to the business of relying solely on a traditional career path for financial prosperity. Millennials remember the difficulties associated with the post-recession job market, and they remember seeing the hardships their parents faced. It’s no surprise that …

What to Expect When Expecting- The Retail Version

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As a parent-to-be, it’s difficult to feel sure about what you’re doing, and you want to do what’s best for your child. The result of the desire to do what’s best for your new baby is, too often, buying a pile of things that aren’t actually needed. According to the USDA, the average cost to raise a child to the …