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The Six Things I Care About Most When Looking at an Investment

For most people, one of the most intimidating parts of signing up for a 401(k) or a Roth IRA or another investment account is looking at all of the investment options. How do I know which one is right for me? How do I compare them? I remember exactly how that feels. When I signed up for the retirement plan at my very first job after college, I was hit with a plethora of investment options. I had no idea …

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Do You Hate Your Job — or Your Boss?

At least half of workers have left a job “to get away from their manager,” according to a Gallup report from last year. If you’ve had a bad boss at some point in your career, that won’t come as a surprise. It’s hard to enjoy your work when you hate your manager. You could have an office with a window, a cereal bar, and a ball-pit filled with stock options and free candy, and you’re still not going to love …

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Five Steps To Help Your Kids Get A Life

If your children are in their 20s it’s easy to worry about them. It’s difficult for kids to be self-supporting after college these days because jobs don’t pay that much and the cost of living keeps going up. That’s not a good combo and it’s a problem for a lot of people. According to a […]

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7 Great Jobs To Make You Money And Happy

If you are unhappy at your current job and thinking about changing lanes, you might be on to something. In fact, there may never been a better time to consider finding a new career. The economy is growing and companies are struggling to find good staff. That smells like opportunity to me. But where do […]

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How To Split Up Your Assets Without Destroying Your Family

Gifting assets to adult children is a tricky business. Of course you want to be fair, but it’s not so easy to know what that is in every case. If the children have vastly different needs, splitting the assets evenly may not actually be fair. And what makes this situation so difficult is that there […]

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How One Complaint Fixed My Life

Generally you’ll have a lot more fun if you live in gratitude and focus on the good rather than if you complain and dwell on the negative. These are lessons you probably already live by – but ones that took me awhile to really “get”. Still, I know that once in a while it really […]

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3 Ways to Get Good Small Business Loans with Bad Credit

There are 3 ways you can get an inexpensive small business loan with bad credit. Before you do anything, it’s important to know what your credit score is. 1. Know your credit score. Your score means different things to different lenders. The better the score, the more available money will be. Know what it is and […]

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How To Know If You Are Financially On Track

How do you know if you are on the right path financially or not? There are so many metrics and benchmarks to consider; income, net worth, home equity, spending, investment balances and on and on. In fact, there is so much data at your disposal these days you can easily get lost in the thicket. […]

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How To Be A Great Leader At Work

Throughout your life, you’re going to be a leader and a follower on many different “teams”. This is important. Your ability to “lead and/or play well with others” at work is a critical success factor for career advancement. Why is it so important to be good at leading and following? First, if you are a […]

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How To Resolve Work Conflicts

When you’ve got problems at work, you’ve got real problems. If you and your co-workers are at odds, almost nothing good can come out of it. This is true no matter who carries the day. And it doesn’t matter if you are having a problem with someone at your own level, a subordinate or even […]

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