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In hindsight, I now realize that my need to proactively save and invest was rooted in a childhood scarcity belief about money, but my financial forecast almost always predicted that there would be rain.
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The laws of economics are working in your favor—at least for a few key items that stand to have a major impact on your wallet this year.
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After nearly seven years of living strictly within this budget, the Sappers have accumulated $50,000 in emergency savings, maxed out their IRAs each year, paid off their house and hit other key financial milestones.
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The start of a new year is a good time to look at spending habits. Things like cable, eating out, and shopping could be preventing you from saving.
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A growing number of people are eschewing traditional legal or financial career routes for a chance to launch their own businesses or join startups. They are enticed by the opportunity to do what they consider to be more innovative and more meaningful work,
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Dec 30, 2013 at 4:00pm | 45 comments

grown up jobs
Interviews are a two-way street, and paying attention as you go through the process can show you a lot about what working there might really be like.
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The big (and seriously money-saving) idea? Rather than everyone buying gifts for everyone, each person gives and receives a single gift. That way, everyone walks away with one special something—not to mention a plumper piggy bank.
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From twinkling lights to plane tickets home, the price of holiday cheer can add up fast.
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Dec 4, 2013 at 11:30am | 64 comments

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One effective way to share their very personal end-of-life decisions and desires with friends and family is to host “death dinners.” The hope is that gathering over a meal will make discussing the topic of dying a little more palatable, while also sparing loved ones from fighting over financial and medical issues down the road.
online persona
A person who wants to do damage to your reputation will find few obstacles online, easily tarnishing your good name. Enter online reputation managers.
debt
I had change the way I think about my salary and savings. Though I earn several thousand dollars each month, I now know that I don’t get to automatically spend it all, like I would have when I was in my teens or early 20s and had no debt or living expenses.
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At this stage of the game, I’m a pretty good idea launcher, but it’s definitely been an acquired skill. In my twenties and thirties, I often procrastinated, stewed, second-guessed myself or overly polished a concept, sometimes so much so that I totally missed the moment of opportunity.
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A recent AARP survey in New York City found that nearly half of people over 50 were concerned about age discrimination at work.
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Nov 5, 2013 at 11:30am | 98 comments

career
I’m 37 years old and married without kids—and I haven’t worked in four years. That feels like a confession. I didn’t expect to be living like this in my 30s, but not working has worked out for me.
money
I love my parents dearly and will always be grateful for the love they’ve shown me. That’s why lying to them about how much money I make—and resisting the urge to bail them out of the financial messes they continually find themselves in—is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.
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Maybe the real thing is too expensive right now, go to these places instead!
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Oct 25, 2013 at 11:30am | 88 comments

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From sharing the utility bills here and there to paying rent every month, when your adult child moves home, should you ask him or her to contribute financially? It’s a thorny question many parents are grappling with these days.
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For the average American mother, “opting in” really isn’t an option—it’s a necessity.
parenting challenges
As a parent, how do you stand idly by as your child falters, when all you want to do is set them up for success? How (when, where?) do you draw the line?
career
Wondering whether it’s time for a new experiment? Look to these three indicators to figure out if a change is in order.
saving money
As the CEO of Dress for Success I made in-state college work for me and get me to my position
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Call it accidental networking: the auspicious run-ins, surprise connections and unlikely relationships that lead to big payoffs in a career.
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Oct 7, 2013 at 2:30pm | 19 comments