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...]

10 Ways to Cut Your Household Expenses

10 Ways to Cut Your Household Expenses

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  Between shopping for groceries, paying the bills, and maintaining your home the amount of money you spend on household needs can get very pricey. However, there are many shortcuts you can take to reduce your spending while still having … [Read more...]

Investment Considerations For 2014

Investment Considerations For 2014

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How did your 2013 go, investment-wise? If statistics are anything to go by, chances are that you did all right. According to Motley Fool, the S&P enjoyed a 29.6 percent leap, the Dow Jones Industrial achieved its biggest one-year jump since 1995, … [Read more...]

3 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

3 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

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The turning of the calendar page to a new year brings high hopes for many people. While New Year's resolutions have a reputation for being ill-fated, it's possible to succeed by choosing attainable goals and establishing a sensible plan toward their … [Read more...]

Eat Organically on a Budget

Eat Organically on a Budget

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  So you’ve made the decision to pick healthier food options for you and your family, which includes purchasing organic products. First, kudos to you – choosing food without chemical fertilizers, synthetic insecticides and herbicides, antibiotics … [Read more...]

Life After the Holidays: How to Get Your Finances Back on Track

Life After the Holidays: How to Get Your Finances Back on Track

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Christmas was amazing. Everyone loved the gifts you gave them and you were thrilled to be able to make everyone so happy. Now Christmas is over, however, and the guilt-free splurging we all participate in is replaced by one indisputable, but often … [Read more...]

Buy a Used Car and Save Money

Buy a Used Car and Save Money

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In the previous article, we discussed buying or leasing new cars. New cars are more expensive due to the legacy costs and profit margins built into the sticker price. The depreciation of new cars is severe due to the steady stream of newer models … [Read more...]

Buying a Car v. Leasing

Buying a Car v. Leasing

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The automobile gives us freedom to go anywhere at any time.  The modern car is a marvel of engineering.  But it comes at a price.  They don’t give them away.  Selecting and “owning” a vehicle, insuring it, registering it, maintaining it, and fueling … [Read more...]

Save Money This Christmas

Save Money This Christmas

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The Christmas season brings with it families gathered around the fireplace, your elf returning to its spot on the shelf, and, of course, presents under the tree. However, finding the perfect gift – and paying for it – is no simple task when shopping … [Read more...]