10 Ways to Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies

10 Ways to Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies

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They say all good things must come to an end, and so it is with summer. Unfortunately, it seems to end all too soon, and before you know it it’s time for back-to-school shopping. For many of us, that means dropping a good bit of money on new … [Read more...]

Time To Celebrate “Cost Of Government Day”

Time To Celebrate “Cost Of Government Day”

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Each year, I write about the Cost of Government Day – the day on which the average American has worked enough to pay his or her share of the government’s budget. Now, the Cost of Government Day had never fallen past June 27 before our current … [Read more...]

Why The Housing Market Will Crash, Again

Why The Housing Market Will Crash, Again

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How severe this will be is yet to be seen.   What caused the last housing bubble?  In two words, easy credit.  You could buy a six-hundred thousand dollar house basically without a job, or the means to pay the mortgage.  The banks just … [Read more...]

Five Things Wealthy People Know

Five Things Wealthy People Know

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Why are wealthy people wealthy? Here are 5 things wealthy people practice regularly. Do you do these things in your daily life? Video from wsj.com. … [Read more...]

Sometimes Renting A Home Just Makes Fiscal Sense

Sometimes Renting A Home Just Makes Fiscal Sense

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For generations, owning a home was considered by many to be a key component in achieving the American Dream. When the housing bubble burst, however, a large number of those people rethought that belief. Fox Business recently published … [Read more...]

Study Identifies America’s Most – And Least – Financially Literate States

Study Identifies America’s Most – And Least – Financially Literate States

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In today’s economy, managing often limited economic resources is of utmost importance. While making smart money moves is ultimately an individual decision, a recent study by WalletHub found that residents of certain states are more likely to … [Read more...]

Report: Fewer Americans Carrying Cash

Report: Fewer Americans Carrying Cash

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With the advent and proliferation of debit cards and other electronic means of commerce, it stands to reason that paper money would be relegated to a position of lower esteem in the American marketplace. In an effort to determine the extent of … [Read more...]

How to Organize Your Coupons

How to Organize Your Coupons

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Clipping grocery coupons is tradition - they are probably the way your great-grandmother saved on her grocery shopping. People had lots of kids then. At a time when discount stores and bulk sellers weren't common, collecting coupons was the … [Read more...]

9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

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According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year.  When you break that down, that means that most of these … [Read more...]

What Obama’s 2014 Budget May Mean For Your Retirement Savings

What Obama’s 2014 Budget May Mean For Your Retirement Savings

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It seems there may be more than a just a little bit of truth to our recent musings that the U.S. government may try to come for your retirement savings. Consider the motivation in place for our representatives to act: China is backing off of the … [Read more...]