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Retirement Savings Options for Small Business Owners

Small business owners are often a little like new parents. They pour so much of their time, energy and love into caring for their progeny, they don’t take care of themselves. You see this in new moms and dads in… Continue reading

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Put the personal in personal finance

One of my favorite Money Rules is Money Rule #1: Personal finance is more personal than it is finance. I wish I could take credit for it — as I wrote in the book, it comes from financial planner Tim … Continue reading

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Love and money

I’m not going to pretend money is romantic. But many of the things you can do with money are romantic: The average person will spend close to $131 on Valentine’s Day, taking their loved one out to dinner, on a … Continue reading

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A year to get clear

At the start of the New Year we all proudly wear badges of optimism, vowing to change our bad habits and adopt new ones. Health and fitness always seem to top the resolution charts, but over the past few years … Continue reading

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Turning your budget from torture into freedom

I’ve always struggled with the idea of living my life according to a budget. It’s not that I was too lazy to make one or too frivolous with my money to stick to it, but to me budgets seemed like … Continue reading

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Taking action isn’t always easy

Did your mother ever say to you should do something because “It’s good for you.” I know I’ve said that on more than a few occasions to my three kids. Whether it was “Eat your vegetables,” “Get some exercise” or … Continue reading

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How to plan to stay in your house as you age

Where do you want to age? To spend your quote-unquote golden years. If you’re like the vast majority of people (and my mother…and Carolyn…and me) home would be your preference, rather than a nursing home or an assisted living facility. … Continue reading

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Cooking up your retirement plan

National Save for Retirement Week serves as a friendly reminder for each of us to look at our personal retirement goals and plan (like we need additional pressure than what Mom and Dad are already putting on us). As a … Continue reading

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Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries…

My calendar is key for reminding me of important dates and events. Whether it’s someone’s birthday or anniversary or a holiday, that calendar reminder prompts me to do something. I may send a card, make a phone call or plan … Continue reading

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Money Rule #25: Doing nothing can be very expensive.

That’s true in many, many instances. Think of buying a gift for a birthday a week from now. You put it off, then put it off some more. All of a sudden that birthday is tomorrow. You no longer have … Continue reading

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