Personal Finance

5 Pieces of Finance Software that Will Change Your Life

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As we begin to recover from the financial crisis, there are more and more opportunities becoming available to us to help us with our financial planing. Whether it’s sponsored programs by our local banks or even apps, the digital age is here to help us with our finances. Whether you know where every penny is […]

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How to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill Every Month

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It seems like bills never stop arriving in your mailbox. If you are looking for ways to lower some of your more expensive bills, you might try learning more about how to save money on your electric bill each month. Your electricity is an expense that you can’t get rid of, but it is possible […]

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Retire a Millionaire

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I was speaking with a financial advisor but not at his office. It was at a party where there was lots of informal chit-chat over a nip of the grape. One thing he said to me and some others standing close by was meant as humor, a joke. It was “People sometimes ask me, How […]

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Antoine Walker, NBA Star, On Blowing $110 Million

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Professional athletes tend to make a lot — and often lose a lot — of money. For many, it’s because they come into it quickly. They may not have ever had much to begin with. Others make poor investments. And others blow it all, then have the IRS on their tails. For Antoine Walker, the former […]

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Is a Big Bank The Right Choice for You?

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It’s incredibly easy to dislike (and make fun of) the biggest banks in the country — and often for very good reasons. They don’t care about you – they just care about their profits. They don’t make it easy for you to save money – they just want you to spend money and take out […]

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What’s The Best Way to Protect Your Money Online?

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No one wants to be the victim of an online scam or security breach. But it’s going to happen to someone — and you definitely don’t want it to be you. So what should you do to protect your money online? Well, there’s a lot of things. In fact, there’s a whole, long article in Bloomberg […]

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A Look at ING, the Global Force That Built ING Direct

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Most Americans have heard of global banking behemoth ING, but likely through their innovative and incredibly successful division ING Direct. ING Direct revolutionized the high-yield online savings account, bringing along with it an online banking system that didn’t rely on physical branches and provided low- and no-fee accounts. It’s a model many financial institutions have […]

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