Can You Afford to Have Kids in This Economy?

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Tweet Having children is a thought many couples are thrilled to share. They picture their wonderful family, fully equipped with 2.5 children and a Labrador or Golden retriever, and a nice home in a quiet neighborhood. Unfortunately, that aspect of the American dream isn’t as picture-perfect as it once was ‒ nor is it as […]

Money as a Relationship Builder

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Tweet You’ve probably heard it before but I’m here to say it again.  Bickering over money is ranked as the number one reason the majority of couples fight within their relationships and marriage.  To be honest, this statistic does not surprise me at all.  Whether it’s fighting over how to spend money or how to manage personal […]

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

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Tweet Help Your Aging Parents Before They Need Your Help If you have aging parents, you know the time will eventually come when you may be called upon to help with their finances. As we continue to extend our lives to 80 and beyond, there’s a better chance that the resources people put aside for […]

Five Ways to Save Money While You’re On the Road

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Tweet   So, I’m making a cross country move using only my car because I wanted to avoid paying for a moving truck. With all of my belongings stashed away in the trunk and the back seat, I set off on what could easily become a three day drive. Limited on both time and money, […]

Should You Co-Sign a Loan?

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Tweet Let’s say you are approached by a friend or relative asking you to co-sign a loan. Obviously, they assume that they will make good on their loan, pay it in full, and you will never have to worry about it. Being the nice person that you are, you are likely to oblige. But wait! […]

How to Streamline Your Morning Routine

Tweet Save Time With These Tips It’s time to send the kids back to school and with that in mind, there has to be a better way to get out the door in the morning. Missing keys and misplaced permission slips can put a damper on your day and make it difficult for you to […]

When Hiring Happens It Will Be in Technology and Science

Tweet The job market is undergoing an irreversible transformation. The industrial revolution’s centuries-old propulsion of modern societal evolution is finally running out of steam. New technologies are replacing people as the components that drive forward movement. There’s no longer an endless supply of factory jobs and management careers for the billions of people alive on […]

The High Cost of Immediate Gratification

Tweet What a rush to be able to buy whatever you want whenever you want it! Instead of shopping around or waiting for the price to drop significantly, you pull out your trusty credit card and purchase your item that day. You walk into the store, select the item that you want and walk out […]