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Personal Finance: Doing What Works for You

by Miranda Marquit May 2, 2014

One of the things I’ve come to understand as I’ve written about personal finance for several years is that there is no one “right” way to do anything. For the most part, it’s about coming up with an approach to personal finance that works for you. In many cases, your approach to personal finance depends [...]

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Why You Should Work In College – And It’s Not All About Money

by Kevin Mercadante April 30, 2014

Balancing college with work is a tough juggling act. But even if you don’t need to work in order to help pay for school, there are benefits to doing so that go beyond money. Most of those benefits will help you later in life, both when you are out looking for your first career-type job, [...]

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How to Invest in IT Stocks that Pay Dividends

by John Schroeder April 28, 2014

If you look at the portfolio of most successful dividend investors, chances are you will see plenty of stocks from companies that you may already know. For example, long time dividend paying stocks like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG), and Coca-Cola (KO) are likely to be found in most dividend growth investor’s [...]

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Planning to Have a Money Talk? Avoid these 4 Times

by Miranda Marquit April 25, 2014

Many of us know that it’s important to talk about money with a partner. Whether you are having “the money talk” for the first time as you prepare to move in together or marry, or whether you have combined your finances and you just checking in regularly, it helps to choose the right time to have [...]

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What To Do If You’re Unhappy With Your 401(k) Plan Options

by Kevin Mercadante April 23, 2014

Of all of the various employee benefits, 401(k) plans are right up there with health insurance as the most important. But what do you do if you’re unhappy with your 401(k) plan? You may think that your only choice is to hold your nose and make the best of it. But you can actually develop [...]

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Rebalance IRA – Expertly Managed Investment Portfolio Service at Half the Industry Standard Cost

by April 22, 2014

Are you getting the most out of your investments? If you are running your own investment portfolio without any outside help, you might be leaving money on the table. I know I have been guilty of this. Thankfully, there are a host of new investment advisory services out there that can help you maximize your [...]

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What Do You Know About Your Partner’s Finances?

by Miranda Marquit April 21, 2014

One of the most important things you can do for your finances is to talk to a potential partner about their situation. If you are going to combine households and finances, you need to know what you’re getting into. But how much should you know? And when should you know it? Here are some things [...]

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