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Lessons Learned from the Economic Meltdown – 5 Personal Stories

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This post is result of my curiosity about what is happening as a result of the economic meltdown. Yes, we hear a lot about it on the news, but that’s all about big banks, auto companies, and bail out package. But what I was curious about was the stories the don’t make it onto CNN; [...]

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Small Donations Make a Big Difference

I’m sure that there have been times when you’ve wanted to help someone but thought that you just didn’t have enough money to make a big difference in the cause you were concerned with. It’s hard to think that a $5 check really helps anyone at all, but it does, and it will. Recently, a [...]

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Obama Will Not Make You Rich!

by JS · 2 Comments 

Okay, the election party is over and Obama is the new great hope for America. But does it really matter who won the election? Of course it does, right? Well I’d say that depends on where you focus your attention. Will he help the economy?  Will he end US health care problems?  Will he provide [...]

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5 Lies That Keep You From Budgeting

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Everyone needs a budget. Whether you think you do or not, you do. But many people trick themselves into thinking they don’t need any sort of budget at all. Here are the 5 biggest lies people tell themselves to get out of making budgets (and the reasons why the lies don’t – or at least [...]

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6 Common Money Mistakes Made by Celebrities

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Sure, they might be famous and they might have made a lot of money, but that doesn’t mean they don’t run into financial troubles just like all the rest of us. That’s right, celebrities make money mistakes too. In fact, they make even more money than most of us so their mistakes are bigger too. [...]

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Is the Media to Blame for Our Tough Economic Times?

by JS · 2 Comments 

Okay, this is an easy one, right? Of course the media is somewhat to blame for our tough economic times. At least a decent portion of the economy is based on consumer confidence. And what is biggest factor that contributes to consumer confidence (or lack thereof)… the media. That’s right! If the evening news is [...]

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Motivating Visuals Help Payoff Credit Card Debt

by JS · 1 Comment 

Times are tough right now. There are many families out there who are barely making ends meet. And one of the biggest reasons why people are struggling so badly is because they have so much debt. America is a nation of debt. With credit cards offering to give us “free” money we are all conditioned [...]

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Celebrity Charity: Is that an Oxymoron?

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Think back to your high school English days and the exciting discussions you used to have about oxymoron. You know those phrases like wicked good, terribly pleased, and old news. It was always fun to come-up with a few of them. But there’s a phrase that is often uttered in the media that I find [...]

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Offshore Banking is Not Evil!

by JS · 4 Comments 

This article was previously sold as an eBook. Due to a special arrangement by the author I have been given permission to publish it in its entirety. It was originally published in 1986, and updated in 2006. The principles are the same: “Using an offshore bank account legally; paying your taxes and reporting your transactions, [...]

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Top 10 Highest Paid Male Athletes

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Why do they Make So Much? In honor of the Olympics I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of money in sports. So I headed over to Forbes’ list of the 10 highest paid male athletes. This list is based on earning for the period of June 1, 2007, and June 1, [...]

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