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    3 Ways To Spring Clean Your Financial House

    3 Ways To Spring Clean Your Financial House

    So you’ve done your taxes (or at least filed your extension) and completed t annual spring cleaning.  What’s left?  It’s time to dust off the calculator, wipe the cobwebs off your filing cabinet, and clean out your financial house.  With your taxes organized, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your finances in order for the
     

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    Butter Up Your Budget

    Butter Up Your Budget

    Ever wonder why you work so hard every month and have nothing to show for it?  It just feels like you are going month-to-month, and it’s a constant struggle.  Well, it all boils down to your budget – what comes in vs. what goes out.  When you are trying to balance your budget, there are
     

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    Go For Your Goals & Verbalize Your Vision

    Go For Your Goals & Verbalize Your Vision

    Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine your life in 5 years.  (If you are reading this, your eyes are still open.  Yes, close them, and dream for a moment.)  Imagine life in 10 years.  What about 20 years?  Retirement and beyond? That vision you just had is key to achieve your dreams.  Without
     

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    Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

    Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

    Building a plan is never easy.  Well, spending the holidays with the in-laws is really not easy, but designing a plan for your financial future is truly hard.  Here are 5 steps that will help you make a well-rounded financial plan. 1.    Why am I planning? First, you need to determine your goal.  Without determining
     

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    City Sights on a Budget

    City Sights on a Budget

    We all know traveling is expensive. Trying to save some money here and there is not only smart but often necessary, but you also want to have the fabulous experiences that traveling provides. Here’s the good news, you can do both! A little research and good planning will keep some money in your pockets while
     

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    Be Great.  Don’t Procrastinate.

    Be Great. Don’t Procrastinate.

    To overcome procrastination, we have figure out why we procrastinate in the first place.  Is it because we find it overwhelming?  Is it because we over-analyze it?  Or are we simply just scared?  We have to be honest with ourselves and find the source of our procrastination.  To figure it out, sometimes that means talking
     

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    Job Hunting in a Challenging Economy: Ways to Step up Your Game!

    Job Hunting in a Challenging Economy: Ways to Step up Your Game!

    It’s a scary time to be on the hunt for a new job. Unemployment is still in double-digits in many parts of the country. To score a great new position in this environment, you need to go beyond the usual job hunting measures, and try out some new strategies, such as the tips below: •
     

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    My Computer Landed me in Jail

    My Computer Landed me in Jail

    Now how could that happen you may ask? Well, let me spin a little fictitious tale for you to illustrate just how this can happen. People often say “I don’t have anything to steal” as an excuse for not securing their WiFi or password protecting their systems. Unfortunately that answer displays a serious lack of
     

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    11 Financial Tips to Start 2011 Off Right

    11 Financial Tips to Start 2011 Off Right

    Just because the economy is in the tank doesn’t mean your own personal economy has to be.  These 11 tips should help you get on track to make 2011 your best year ever! 1. Don’t Procrastinate Hate to say it, but we are a society of procrastinators.  Did you leave your holiday shopping to the