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    Why I Still Reconcile My Account Statements

    Tweet In today’s technologically advanced world, it might seem as though there is no reason to reconcile account statements. After all, you can get a view of what is happening in your account in real time, whether you just log in, or, more likely, you […]

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    Huge Debts? Maybe Bankruptcy Isn’t the Right Option

    Tweet As a new year gets under way, many consumers are looking at their finances and trying to decide how to best improve them. When setting financial goals, it makes sense to consider feasibility. For some, the idea of bankruptcy is attractive because it seems like the […]

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    Need to do a group presentation? Read this.

    Tweet First impressions count. A lot. In a group presentation, be it a choir or just a business presentation, the details count. People are visual Look nice. Make sure your shoes are clean and shiny, you don’t look messy and your hair is pulled away […]

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    How Not to Go Overboard This Year

    Tweet For years, I used to make elaborate lists of things I wanted to accomplish each year. The idea was to totally reform my life in 12 months. Of course, while some people can manage it, there are plenty of others who cannot. Indeed, my […]

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  • Taking Control of Couple Finances: 6 Months Later

    Taking Control of Couple Finances: 6 Months Later

    Tweet Less than a year ago, I discussed a great change in my couple dynamic: The Day I Took Control Over Our Couple Finances. At the time, I was 8 months pregnant. By the time I was ready to truly apply this change, baby was […]

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    5 Reasons to Quit Your Job in the New Year

    Tweet One of the biggest influencers on other areas of your life is likely to be your career. The work you do — including how stressful it is — can affect your relationships, health, and finances. As you consider a good starting point for making […]

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    What single women want….. in a home

    Tweet Another nice Metro news article from August 2011 that I never got around to posting until now. Christina Aragon, director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at gave a few facts that I found interesting: 72% of single women want a safe neighbourhood 13% […]

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  • Christmas Spending

    How are You Paying for Your Holidays?

    Tweet One of the most expensive times of the year is the holidays. The holiday season seems to hold no end of expenses. From travel to gifts to extra food for entertaining, it seems as though tradition demands that we spend money. But how do […]

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  • Christmas: Time to Change Unwanted Traditions

    Christmas: Time to Change Unwanted Traditions

    Tweet Last year, I wrote a post on Christmas Financial Stress. Among my in-laws traditions, one of the most important is… buying. Buying gifts I should say. The more of them, the better. Can’t count them? Even better!! I never really liked this tradition as […]

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  • go green

    Go Green, Stay Healthy and Save More

    Tweet When people talk about going green, the main reason for this is usually out of concern for the environment, which is obviously hugely important to all of us. However there are many more reasons for going green which can affect each of us much […]

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