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Why Do You Want More Money?

by Miranda Marquit February 24, 2014

One of the things I hear a lot, from a lot of people, is this: I wish I had more money. The wish for money is almost universal — no matter how much you have right now. Even many of the wealthy wish that they had more money. Many think that having more money is [...]

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Millennials – How Not to Be Part of the “Lost Generation”

by Kevin Mercadante February 17, 2014

The Millennial Generation – the roughly 80 million people born between 1980 and 2000 – is looking to be something of a lost generation. They came too late to benefit from the Post World War II boom that lifted so many of the Baby Boom Generation, but just in time for the financial meltdown of [...]

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How to Sell Your Car Yourself – Tips to Get the Most Value

by Kevin Mercadante February 10, 2014

When you buy a new car, do you trade your old car into the dealer – or do you try to sell it yourself? If you trade it to the dealer, you may be cheating yourself. Even though it’s much easier to trade the car in than to sell it yourself, you can get hundreds [...]

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Should You Automate Your Finances?

by Miranda Marquit February 7, 2014

One of the recent trends in finances is automation. Thanks to technology, it’s possible to schedule automatic bill payments, and to schedule automatic transfers so that your money is moved from your checking account to your savings account or investment account. Automated finances can simplify your cash flow so that you don’t have to worry [...]

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Financial New Year’s Resolution: Create a Will

by Miranda Marquit January 6, 2014

As always, this time of year prompts thoughts about how to improve your situation for the future. When putting together your list of resolutions for the coming year, though, chances are that you haven’t thought much about estate planning. The most common New Year’s resolutions focus around things like saving more, spending less, and paying [...]

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Do You Know Your Financial Personality?

by Miranda Marquit December 9, 2013

In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest in pinpointing financial personalities. I find all of these quizzes interesting because they go beyond the idea of being a saver vs. being a spender. Your household finances are more complex than that, and these quizzes offer a more nuanced look at the way [...]

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Christmas Shopping – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond

by November 27, 2013

The Christmas shopping season has officially begun. With the current economic downturn, stores are working overtime to get you to spend your hard earned dollars in their stores. There will surely be some good deals, but in order to take advantage of these deals and save money, you need to do it the right way. [...]

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