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Is That Job Right for You?

by Miranda Marquit February 12, 2013

It’s tempting to take any work you can get in an economy like this one. But what happens if the job isn’t for you? Here are some things to consider as you contemplate your latest job offer: What Do You Know about the Company? Are you having trouble finding information on the company? If so, [...]

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Don’t Pay for Your Kids’ College and Their Report Cards Will Thank You

by February 5, 2013

“Eighty percent of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed about the one book you didn’t read.” –Unknown It is an unshakable mantra of the financial planning profession that parents should do everything they can, aside from actually selling their own children, to try to put their kids through college, [...]

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Six Ways to Know if Your Job is in Jeopardy – and What to Do About It

by Kevin Mercadante January 14, 2013

Even though the job market is improving, job losses are still more common than what they traditionally have been. If you are about to lose your job, there will probably be unmistakable signs your job is in danger weeks or even months in advance. What are the signs? And more important, what can you do [...]

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Tips for Buying and Selling College Textbooks

by December 26, 2012

College textbooks are an expensive investment, but selling them can be an equally frustrating experience, especially when you realize that your books are not worth nearly as much as they were when you bought them. However, when you are careful, and you plan ahead, you can save a lot of money on your purchases, and [...]

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6 Action Tips for Improving Your Career in the New Year

by Miranda Marquit December 20, 2012

A brand new year is a great time to take stock of your life, and determine whether or not you are on the right track. One of the issues that might come up is improving your career, or even the desire for a new job. Is it time for a change in your career? Whether [...]

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College Savings Asset Allocation Strategies & Tips

by November 21, 2012

Saving for your children’s college education is a baffling array of acronyms and confusing account types like 529 or Coverdell. Just picking a type of account to fund can take a few hours of deep research, and that is just to get started. Once you choose the type of college savings plan, you have to [...]

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Why Your Career is Your Most Important Investment

by Kevin Mercadante November 7, 2012

I hate my job…I can’t wait until I retire…I’m going to save and invest every dollar I have so I can quit my stinkin’ job…I wish they’d lay me off and give me a severance package… Do you ever find yourself thinking this way? Most people do. Ironically, it’s probably the number one reason motivating [...]

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