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    How to Prepare for a Convention

    Tweet Some of you might own or write for a blog just like I do. If so, you might be aware of the FinCon conference taking place this weekend at St. Louis. As you read these lines, I’m already there with many other financial bloggers! […]

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    How to Make the Most of a Business Conference

    Tweet No matter your career field, chances are that you will have the opportunity to head to a business conference. A business conference can be a great way to improve your career prospects (if you are working for “the man”), or boost your own business […]

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    Compounding Interest: The Breakdown of How It Is Calculated

    Tweet Compounding interest is actually pretty simple. You just need to learn a bit of algebra and keep your brackets straight.   Simple compounding interest (monthly) just lets you do ONE single amount for the entire length of time. Example: $5000 in 40 years at […]

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    Want to Invest? It’s Easy to Trade Shares Online

    Tweet One of the misconceptions that many have about investing is that it is hard to do. Perhaps 25 or 30 years ago investing was a little more complicated (and expensive), but today it’s not that way at all. The cost of investing has dropped […]

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    Save $35K: Build Your House with Those Simple Tricks

    Tweet My husband and I met about 6 years ago. We spent the first year together building our future house. We built it ourselves and subcontracted what we couldn’t do. The choices we made were ours. Still, we were young and we surely did make […]

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    How to Shop For Annuities

    Tweet Making the decision to invest can be scary for a first-timer. With so many options and possible wrong turns, a lot of people don’t even want to try. A great place to start is with an annuity. There are a lot of advantages to […]

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    4 Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Shopping Meltdown

    Tweet One of the most common difficulties associated with holiday shopping is the meltdown. At some point during the holiday season, you reach a point at which you can take no more of the insanity. The lines. The crowds. The endless displays fighting for your […]

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    Using Sun Tzu – The Art of War to Fight Office Battles

    Tweet I consider Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to be my Career Bible of sorts. I received the book as a gift for my 19th birthday from a mentor. I’ve never let it go since. So yes, you heard it here first: I apply […]

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    5 Things I’ve Learned from my Husband’s Ironman

    Tweet I consider my husband and I active people. However, my husband is much more than active. He’s actually an athlete – he wouldn’t admit it as humble as he is. He started running about three years ago, but I remember how I laughed at […]

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    How To Take a Tax Deductible Trip

    Tweet This time of year is an exciting one for me. It’s a time of year when I do a lot of travel that is work related. I attend the Financial Blogger Conference, and I usually go to NMX at the beginning of the year. […]

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