5 Financial activities to help kids appreciate Christmas

5 Financial activities to help kids appreciate Christmas

20 December 2010

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

09 December 2010

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

23 November 2010

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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Happy Halloween! Weekend round-up

Happy Halloween! Weekend round-up

30 October 2010

Happy Halloween! My older daughter dressed up as a kitty cat for a neighborhood Halloween party last Tuesday and as a proud daddy, I had to post her picture.

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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]

28 October 2010

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

26 October 2010

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

21 October 2010

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

20 October 2010

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?

05 October 2010

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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Weekend Reading for Oct 1, 2010

Weekend Reading for Oct 1, 2010

01 October 2010

I can't believe how quickly this week has passed by. I feel as though I should have yet another work day ahead of me before the weekend. But, TGIF! I though I would leave you with a few posts from around the blogosphere to check out this weekend.

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5 Tips for finding a good Financial Planner

5 Tips for finding a good Financial Planner

28 September 2010

Looking for post ideas, I asked my Facebook community for suggestions. The first response I received was, "How do I know if a Financial Planner is any good?" Others immediately chimed in that they would also like know.

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Why you should not “Buy Term and Invest the Difference” [guest post]

Why you should not “Buy Term and Invest the Difference” [guest post]

23 September 2010

Buy term and invest the difference is a very popular piece of financial advice, but is it really a good idea? Here are a few things you should consider before practicing this strategy.

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