Archive for November 2014

How do you find happiness with money?

Written by William Cowie - 6 Comments

An acquaintance of ours returned from a missionary trip to Tanzania recently. As these cross-cultural encounters go, each side had plenty to share with the other about their lives. Toward the end the trip, she asked one of the locals what stood out from everything the Americans related. It was that there are people on […]

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Published on November 26th, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Self Employment
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The sunny side of pessimism

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

From the Declaration of Independence to the space program, optimism was traditionally something of a core American value; however, it is one that has taken quite a beating in recent years. Not too long ago, an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll found that 76 percent of Americans lack confidence that their children will have a better […]

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Published on November 24th, 2014
Modified on December 2nd, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Economy
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“Thinking Money” a rich change of pace from TV’s wasteland

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered why your next-door neighbor must have a new car in his driveway every model year? And not just a new car, but a new car with all the bells and whistles, like that 18-valve, turbo-charged, dyno-flex, hydroponic 4000 engine, 57-speaker audio system with Sistine Chapel acoustics and the buttery soft leathers […]

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Published on November 19th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer
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Retirement planning for women: Strategies for a secure retirement

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

More than two-thirds (68.1 percent) of the elderly poor are women. An October 2012 study by the American Association of University Women found that over the course of a 35-year career, an American woman with a college degree will make about $1.2 million less than a man with the same education. More than 70 percent of nursing […]

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Published on November 17th, 2014
Modified on November 14th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Retirement
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Why lower gas prices are fleeting

Written by William Cowie - 3 Comments

If you didn’t hear it on the news, you probably noticed it the last time you filled up your car: gasoline prices have been dropping lately after holding fairly steady for a year or so, following world oil prices. After clicking your heels at the gas station when nobody was looking, you probably got in […]

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Published on November 12th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Energy
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In praise of not planning

Written by Richard Barrington - Leave a Comment

It’s a good thing that I am a planner by nature because, dealing with personal finance as I do involves a lot of long-term planning. So it might seem a little odd for me to take this position, but there are times when your finances might be better for not having made a plan — […]

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Published on November 10th, 2014
Modified on November 7th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing,Working
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Zeroing in on target-date funds

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

For those investing for retirement, target-date funds sound like a great idea. Say you want to retire in 2030. Simply purchase a 2030 target-date fund, the wisdom holds, and the fund will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to your investments. But like that time you tried to pass […]

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Published on November 5th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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How to make money from home by starting a daycare

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Quite a few parents choose to stay home because their entire salary would go to daycare if they went back to work full time after the birth of their child. If you are one of the stay-at-home parents who loves kids and wants to make money from home while taking care of your own kid, have […]

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Published on November 3rd, 2014
Modified on October 31st, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life,House & Home,Working
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