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Tips for Temps

If you’re in between jobs or simply looking for a way to get back into the workforce, a temporary position could be a perfect solution. But don’t think of a temporary position as a throwaway spot. Follow these five tips as a way to use the position to gain skills, …

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Getting More Respect at Work

Your job is the center of your financial life. No matter how many budgets you make or how strict you are about spending, you have no hope of surviving comfortably without the income that your job brings. But your career isn’t just about maintaining the status quo. It’s also about …

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Your New Goal: Keeping Your Money

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “That money’s burning a hole in his/her pocket” a few times during your life. If not that one, then maybe you’ve heard, “Spending money like it’s water” or, “Easy come, easy go.” There’s a reason these sayings are so common—we all spend way too much …

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Three Ways Your Subconscious Steals Your Money

You may think that you’re in total control over your spending decisions, but that’s not entirely true. There are certain psychological processes happening deep in your subconscious that can completely devastate your budget and spending plan. Let’s talk about three of them. Hedonic Adaptation Have you ever thought that getting …

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Excerpt From: Financing Your Life—The Story of Four Families Taking Their Financial Lives Out of the Red and Into the Black

Today’s excerpt is from the fictional tale: Financing Your Life—The Story of Four Families Taking Their Financial Lives Out of the Red and Into the Black. In this excerpt, we see the very beginnings of the meltdown for a seemingly successful family. Chapter 2 Kurt and Marcie Two Young Children, …

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Excerpt From: Financing Your Life—The Story of Four Families Taking Their Financial Lives Out of the Red and Into the Black

Today’s excerpt is from the fictional tale: Financing Your Life—The Story of Four Families Taking Their Financial Lives Out of the Red and Into the Black. In this excerpt, we see the tough choices that single-mom McKenna must face. Chapter 7 McKenna Single, but Not Alone On her way home, …

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The Truth about Developing Habits

A few years ago, an idea began to circulate that it takes just three weeks to develop a habit. If this handy bit of information were true, then after three weeks of controlling your spending and paying your bills on time, you would no longer have to worry about disciplining …

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