Archives for September, 2010

29 Sep

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Children grow-up so quickly. Before you know it, the day will come when you must allow your child to assert his financial independence and take him off an allowance. A common age to do this is 16, when many kids get their first paying job. Howe...
28 Sep

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I recently had the opportunity to participate in live chat on TheMotherhood.com about living the life of your dreams on a budget.  During the chat, Kelly Whalen, author of The Centsible Life, asked participants to give their best tip for starting an ...
27 Sep

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Apparently, the demand for shoe polish products has been on the decline.  One of the reasons is that you probably won't have to purchase more than one tin of black shoe polish in your entire lifetime.  I know this for a fact since I recently dug my p...
24 Sep

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Well you’ve finally made it. Late nights cramming for next morning’s exam, hours spent on the computer typing term papers, and long days in the library researching have all finally paid off! Now, you’ve got the cap and gown and ready to walk a...
22 Sep

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College is a time to exercise your independence, including your financial independence since the decisions you make today can have long-term implications for your financial future. However, at the same time you are learning to live without the const...
21 Sep

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In addition to personal financial stress caused by the recession, many American workers are also bearing the burden of their employer's financial problems. According to a study by The Hartford Group Benefits, 37% of consumers said they feel they...
20 Sep

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One of my favorite features of MoneyManagement.org is the ability for consumers to submit questions and receive a personal answer via email. Our Ask the Experts column has been running for many years and in that time we have answered tens of thousands...
17 Sep

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Peak travel season is coming to an end, so this is the perfect time to consider taking the road less traveled.  For the most part, travel prices are dictated by climate.  Hearty travelers who are willing to overlook less-than-perfect weather can a...
15 Sep

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I am pleased to announce that we are aligning all of our Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) branch locations under one name: Money Management International (MMI). Unifying all 120 of our branch office locations under one name will allow ...
14 Sep

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I just got, what appears to be, the deal of a lifetime. I bought a dress for 93% off the "compare at" price. To put that in perspective, I paid less for the dress on sale than the I would have paid in taxes for the same dress at it's "compare ...