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Noise Cancelling Headphones Needed

One of the joys of my job is that I get to work with some incredibly bright and talented people. Daphne Winston is one such person. She and I were talking about some of our “travel nightmares” one day as both of us routinely fly for work. I asked her to write a blog post about one of her misadventures and this is what she shared with me: Read more

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How Should You Do Your Taxes?

I recently opened my mail and found my first tax documents for 2015. You know what that means…it’s the start of tax season! If you’re wondering if there’s an easier and/or cheaper way of accurately doing your taxes, here are some options: Read more

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Be Careful Before You Use Groupon

My boss is a big fan of Groupon.For those of you not familiar with Groupon, it falls into a category of online commerce sometimes called “deal-of-the-day” websites. There are several of these out there, including LivingSocial and Woot, and they all pretty much offer deep discounts on a variety of goods and services.  My brother was the first person I actually knew who used Groupon to buy $25 worth of food at a local restaurant for $15.  Knowing how careful my brother is before he tries things, if he’s used it and it worked, then it must be legitimate. Read more

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You Are Not Your Financial Situation

When I tell people what I do for a living, I almost always get questions on how to become financially secure. As I started to talk to people, I noticed that a pattern started to emerge. People started connecting themselves to their financial situation vs. seeing their situation as a temporary situation.  Read more

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Can You Really Save More Tomorrow?

We hear a lot in the news about concerns that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. It’s not surprising for news to lead to an increased concentration on saving for the future. On average, retirement planning may be the top financial planning priority but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone shares this sense of urgency.  Read more

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Are You On a Crash Course to Disaster?

One of the more interesting stories I’ve seen recently in the world of sports is about a guy named Rob Konrad, a former NFL player, who fell off his boat and swam 9 miles to shore.  It took him about 16 hours, he had hypothermia, and he couldn’t walk but at least he survived the ordeal. Along the way, he was circled by a shark and had to fight waves, wind and the dark in order to make it home safely.   Read more

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3 Ways to Save Money Without Depriving Yourself

Did you make a resolution to save more money this year? According to a recent Fidelity study, that was the most common financial resolution, cited by 55% of respondents. It sounds a lot like the financial equivalent of dieting but here are three ways to save money without depriving yourself:   Read more

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College is NOT a Right

Today I met a man who is taking a rather practical approach to teaching his kids about college planning. This gentleman has three kids, the oldest of which will be going to college in a few years. He said something rather profound that made me reconsider how I’ve been talking to my own kids about college. He said, “College is not a right.” Read more

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Making the Most of Family Gatherings

Family gatherings are a great time to catch up on the latest happenings of family. I love seeing how much taller my nieces and nephews have grown. I especially love watching the new parents, with a look that is a combination of wonder and terror mixed with love as they look at their newborn babies.  Read more

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