Finances

Will We Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff in 2013 – Impacts on Your Taxes and Finances

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The Washington Post had two graphics that neatly summarize the impacts from the fiscal cliff. This is the number one topic in the world of finance and almost all Americans will be impacted by the potential fallout in some fashion. My opinion is that Congressional Republicans and the Obama administration will reach some form of deal by year-end to […]

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Teaching Kids about Stocks and Investing

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One of the things that confront many adults today is a lack of experience with how stock markets work or which stocks to invest in. In a number of cases this can be attributed to not being exposed to the stock market and equity investing at an early age. Think about computers and our senior […]

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Tax-Exempt Money Market Funds are Rocking

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Brett Arends from the Wall Street Journal had an excellent article recently on how to manage your finances in these troubling times. I have already taken one of his suggestions and moved my cash reserves* into the Vanguard Tax-Exempt Money Market fund (VMSXX) that is currently yielding 5.84% – far above money market averages and […]

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Seven Sure Fire Ways For Students to Rack Up Debt and Ruin Their Financial Future (How to Avoid This Outcome)

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As students start college or university, they will have a lot on their plate and hundreds of big and small things to deal with. It is an exciting time, but for some it can be overwhelming. For new students, there are all the aspects around getting to know others, living in a new place and […]

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Who Does the Finances and Money Management in Your Household?

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I do in my household. Doing the household finances is something I don’t mind, apart from seeing all the bills which means money going out the door. I also do the budgeting, taxes and investments. I have a natural affinity for all things finance, a reason I write this blog, and my wife thinks all this […]

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