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Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

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This post comes from Colleen Oakley at our partner site LearnVest.

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.”
“I’m crazy busy.”
“My to-do list is a mile long.”
If you’re like most Americans, you likely say one (or all) of the above statements on a regular basis.
A few years ago Brigid Schulte—a journalist for The Washington Post [...]

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Published on June 6th, 2014
Modified on May 30th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Productivity, Self Employment, Uncategorized
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Three low-cost ways to capture your wedding day

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This article comes from Christine Bilger from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
You know what’s expensive? Wedding photography. You know what’s even more expensive? Videography.
I’m not going to deny that I had more than a little sticker shock when I started looking for a wedding photographer. Unfortunately, I also really want a videographer – which isn’t in [...]

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Published on March 21st, 2014
Modified on March 11th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Popular Homeowner Tax Benefits Might Disappear in 2014

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This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Zing
If you’re a tax-paying homeowner, there might be some bad news on the horizon.
Our legislators in Washington, D.C. haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye on a lot of things in 2013. In addition to contentious and ongoing debates on the debt ceiling and sequestration cuts, it appears as [...]

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Published on January 17th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Taxes, Uncategorized
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Five apps to protect your identity this holiday season

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This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Quizzle.com
It wasn’t too long ago that shopping actually required people to get off the couch and fight through crowds at the mall. That isn’t the case anymore. In fact, online shopping is easier than ever. Just last week I bought two pairs of jeans and [...]

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Published on December 20th, 2013
Modified on December 12th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Miscellany, Uncategorized
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Bank Review: CIT Bank

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If yours is a small business or middle-market company, one source you may turn to for financing or leasing capital is CIT Group, a 105-year-old New York City-based firm. CIT Bank, a division of CIT Group, Inc., is an FDIC-insured institution that assists consumers in much the same way that its parent company has helped [...]

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Published on December 16th, 2013
Modified on January 27th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Letting go of financial stress

Written by Suba Iyer - 6 Comments

I love the holidays. Family, fun, time off … somehow everyone seems to be more cheerful this time of the year, which makes me smile. But it also means more parties, entertaining, decorating and gifts. Adding a new house and a baby (and the sleeplessness that comes along with it) to the mix this year, the [...]

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Published on November 18th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic from Quicken Loans

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Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic from Quicken Loans

An infographic from the team at Quicken Loans.

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Published on July 4th, 2013
Modified on July 2nd, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized
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The stock market drop and you

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This post is from staff writer William Cowie.
I don’t know about you, but talk around the dinner table touched on last week’s drop in the stock market more than once this past weekend. The stock market makes headlines for only one of two reasons: it reached a new high, or it fell. But no matter [...]

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Published on June 26th, 2013
Modified on June 24th, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing, Uncategorized
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Figuring the Value of Our Benefits

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Last week, Suba Iyer wrote about factoring in the value of your benefits when evaluating compensation packages. That got me to thinking about the value of my benefits at the work, and so I did a bit of digging.
As it turns out, my employer breaks everything down in terms of deductions from my pay alongside [...]

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Published on March 18th, 2013
Modified on April 15th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Savings Rates Over Time

Written by Nickel - 12 Comments

In his post yesterday, Richard talked about the remarkable decline in savings rates over the years. Inspired by this, I visited the St. Louis Fed’s website where they have an excellent graphing tool that lets you visualize the savings rate over time.
Below you can see a graph of savings rates in the US from 1959 [...]

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Published on March 13th, 2013 - 12 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized
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