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The Best Websites to Manage Money & Credit

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

As an entrepreneur, our busy schedules might not cooperate with managing our money or credit.  I’ll be the first one to admit that sometimes I overlook due dates and pay my bills a few hours before it’s due.  Technology has created ways where a lot of the menial tasks can be automated.  There are tons […]

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A 20-Something’s Guide to Smart Financial Choices

| July 24, 2012 | 13 Comments

There are many struggles facing recent college graduates in today’s society. We’ve all heard about them in the media—endless discussions of mounting student loan debt, a bitingly competitive job market, and an overall failing national (and potentially global) economy. Sure, this is a lot to take on as a 22 or 23 year old whose […]

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Creating a Budget? Try a Spending Journal First

| July 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m a huge fan of budgets.  But I’m a bigger of spending journals.  Why?  Because spending journals are the foundation of creating your monthly budget. So what exactly is a spending journal?  A spending journal is where you keep track of all your daily expenses including the .25 cent pack of gum you bought.  It […]

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Saving Money, Like a BOSS!

| July 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

My last article mentioned some tips on how to live frugal as an entrepreneur, but now I’m going to share some advanced level tactics on how to save money.  Technology has literally shaped how we shop, spend money, and look for deals. As an entrepreneur myself, it’s critical to keep my spending as lean as […]

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Save Something…Anything

| July 5, 2012 | 16 Comments

Young professionals (and entrepreneurs) need to save a consistent amount of every paycheck. If you can afford to save $500 a month, then you need to. If you can only afford to save $20 a month, then you need to do that too. It may seem insignificant, but over a 30-40 year career it makes […]

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Earn an Extra 500k: Why that Tax Refund Might Save Your Retirement

| June 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

Your 2011 tax refund from Uncle Sam may have recently shown up in the mail or, more likely, directly in your bank account. Time for a vacation or that new gadget? Though it’s tempting to use your refund for lots of different things, look at it this way: That refund could actually be the meal […]

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Personal Finance – What’s in a Name?

| June 10, 2012 | 5 Comments

Thanks for joining me at this new column. Together, we’ll talk about simple steps anyone can make to cut through the complexity and jargon to improve financial outlook. This post will focus on one specific pitfall I believe hampers people from getting their fiscal house in order. If you ask 10 people to describe “Personal […]

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3 Online Tools That Actually Help You Save Money

| June 4, 2012 | 12 Comments

Generation Y was hit hard because of The Great Recession. Four years later and we’ve still got major credit card debt, student loans and underemployment. To make matters more interesting, many of us have decided to take on the route of entrepreneurship which can lead to unfixed income for quite some time. Now, I’m not […]

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Some Unique Tips for Young Adults to Refurbish Their Credit Scores

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many young adults in the U.S. are relying more on credit cards to meet their daily routine expenses and desires. But depending more on credit cards can lead to people accruing huge credit card bills and incurring debt. However, there are several viable ways to waive off the obligation, such as debt consolidation. Youngsters are […]

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What’s the ROI of Your Personal Finance Strategy?

| May 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

I thought I had the world figured out when I moved to New York.  The apartment I rented had bathroom tiles imported from Spain that made it feel like I was showering in a tropical grotto.  While the yearly rent was 1/4 of my yearly pre-tax salary, I wanted to and felt like I was […]

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