Archives for February, 2010

24 Feb

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Having an emergency savings fund gives you something priceless—peace of mind. But what happens when you actually face an emergency and have to deplete up that precious nest egg? Starting over can seem like a daunting task, so it’s smart to break...
23 Feb

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During unstable economic times, many American consumers find saving difficult. While the lackluster economy has caused more Americans to save more and spend less, the consumer savings rate is still relatively low. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysi...
22 Feb

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I just came back from Houston where I had the opportunity to speak to attendees of the Mom 2.0 Summit on the topic of moms, new media, and social responsibility. I was honored to be on the panel with some amazing women: Karen Bantuveris from Volunte...
18 Feb

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Have you ever had a day where you just felt like spending some money? Maybe you have some “extra” money burning a hole in your wallet or you just feel like you deserve to treat yourself to “a little something.” While you definitely do deserv...
18 Feb

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The clock is ticking toward implementation of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the CARD Act. On February 22, consumers will have a new set of financial protections in place. However, i...
16 Feb

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Dining out has become one of America’s favorite past times. In fact, Americans spend more than $555 billion dollars a year on food away from home. For those who love to dine out but are on a sho...
10 Feb

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Valentine’s Day rolls around each year on February 14, regardless of the economic conditions. This obvious lack of sensitivity on the part of Cupid, the mythical god of love, leaves many wondering how to show their affection without breaking the b...