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Use Groupon and reap the benefits of social group buying

Use Groupon and reap the benefits of social group buying

Groupon, along with a host of other start-ups, offers fantastic deals on local fare, services, accommodations, etc. All you have to do is sign-up for the daily emails or download the app.

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REVIEW: USAA Checking and Savings Account

REVIEW: USAA Checking and Savings Account

I’ll be honest. I don’t like switching bank accounts. I find it a hassle. But every now and then, I discover a reason or reasons so compelling, that the hassle doesn’t bother me.

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5 Life lessons that taking the GMAT taught me

5 Life lessons that taking the GMAT taught me

As anyone that has taken the GMAT can tell you, earning a high score is a lot of work. Scoring above a 700 (on a scale of 200-800) usually entails about 100 hours of study time. Of course, then there’s the actual test day.

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Getting divorced? Financially preparing for what’s to come

Getting divorced? Financially preparing for what’s to come

As I prepared to write this post, I wasn’t sure of the tone that I should take since I feel that I should offer my condolences to half of you while congratulating the other half.

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5 Financial activities to help kids appreciate Christmas

5 Financial activities to help kids appreciate Christmas

Young children are generally only exposed to the commercial Santa Claus story rather than the figure of a man determined to bring cheer to innocent and equally deserving children the world over.

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Dear Santa, I want a fully funded 401k please

Dear Santa, I want a fully funded 401k please

First, let me say that I’m a big fan. Ever since seeing Tim Allen and Martin Short duel for your position, I’ve felt a renewed vigor and belief. So I thought I would drop you a line this year and make a few requests.

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REVIEW: Get Financially Naked by Thakor and Kedar

REVIEW: Get Financially Naked by Thakor and Kedar

Authors Thakor and Kedar resonate well with many Americans by asking, “When did talking about money become more intimate than sex?”

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Like Foursquare? Hope so, cuz your insurance just went up [Image]

Like Foursquare? Hope so, cuz your insurance just went up [Image]

Services like Foursquare and Gowalla allow you to tell your friends, family, and social networks where you are at any given time. These services are a marketer’s dream come true. But marketers aren’t the only ones looking and mining that data.

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Retiring? 5 Ways to make sure that you are ready

Retiring? 5 Ways to make sure that you are ready

I’m certain that we all hope to be living on the beach sipping a cool drink in the shade. But if the financial markets in the last few years have taught us anything then it is that the unexpected happens.

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“Generation Earn” just released by US News editor Kimberly Palmer

“Generation Earn” just released by US News editor Kimberly Palmer

Targeting young professionals, blogger and author Kimberly Palmer has just released her new book titled Genereation Earn. Palmer is the creative mind behind the Alpha Consumer blog at US News & World Report.

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MoneyCrashers.com introduces new Top Personal Finance Blog Rankings

MoneyCrashers.com introduces new Top Personal Finance Blog Rankings

The team at MoneyCrashers.com has put together a new ranking of the top financial planning blogs. Their approach is more comprehensive than existing rankings today.

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Is your “Go to Hell” fund fully funded?

Is your “Go to Hell” fund fully funded?

A “Go to Hell” fund is sufficient money in the bank to tell your boss where to go and how to get there and not leave your family destitute.

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