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A Month-by-Month Guide to Accomplishing Your 2017 Financial Goals

A Month-by-Month Guide to Accomplishing Your 2017 Financial Goals

A Month-by-Month Guide to Accomplishing Your 2017 Financial Goals

New Year’s resolutions are fundamentally flawed. The idea of doing something for an entire year is both daunting, unpractical and, frankly, a little boring. So let’s try something new in 2017. We’re going to take a single resolution – getting your finances in order – and break it up into 12 easy-to-accomplish, month-long goals. By... Read More

6 Tips for Managing Money in a Same-Sex Marriage

6 Tips for Managing Money in a Same-Sex Marriage

6 Tips for Managing Money in a Same-Sex Marriage

Like Cinderella before midnight, in June 2015, when same-sex marriage was finally legalized in the U.S., many in our queer community tied the knot without knowing if our wedding shoes fit. It wasn’t until these couples said, “I do,” that many asked, “And what about money, retirement, children, career and life goals?” Unlike in fairytales,... Read More

How Millennials Are Changing the Grocery Store

How Millennials Are Changing the Grocery Store

How Millennials Are Changing the Grocery Store

Next time you run to the grocery store for bread and milk, you might find yourself staying for a champagne tasting. Or seduced by Comice Pears. Or perhaps you’ll just stay home and cook the elicoidali pasta and mascarpone cheese from your Blue Apron box. The digital age has changed how we shop for everything, and now food is... Read More

Got a Baby & a Small Business? Here Are a Few Ways to Avoid Sleep Deprivation

Got a Baby & a Small Business? Here Are a Few Ways to Avoid Sleep Deprivation

Got a Baby & a Small Business? Here Are a Few Ways to Avoid Sleep Deprivation

I was a self-employed consultant when I became pregnant years ago and had visions of working from my home office with my daughter napping or playing contentedly nearby. Then reality struck. For the first three years, I struggled to get her to sleep on a regular schedule, and it often seemed like naps were out... Read More

5 Financial New Year Resolutions You Might Want to Try

5 Financial New Year Resolutions You Might Want to Try

5 Financial New Year Resolutions You Might Want to Try

Every new year comes with more New Year’s resolutions. Here are five you might want to put on your list. 1. Have a Plan Set aside some time in 2017 to go over your finances and see how you’ve been doing. Are you following a budget? Do you need to? There might be some lifestyle... Read More

5 Business Credit Card Fees That Are Tax-Deductible

5 Business Credit Card Fees That Are Tax-Deductible

5 Business Credit Card Fees That Are Tax-Deductible

Many of us use credit cards every day. We earn rewards points and make shopping and paying for goods easier through the convenience of not having to carry around cash. Those same perks hold true for business cards as well. But if your business credit card has expenses and fees attached to it, do you... Read More

7 Documents You Need to Fill Out Before You Die

7 Documents You Need to Fill Out Before You Die

7 Documents You Need to Fill Out Before You Die

Estate planning is the process of establishing a framework to manage your assets upon death, disability or incapacity. It involves creating documents that outline your wishes. While estate planning is not a pleasant task, it is critical that you implement it before you need it. Here are seven critical documents necessary to cover the aspects... Read More

4 Ways to Get Financially Healthy in 2017

4 Ways to Get Financially Healthy in 2017

4 Ways to Get Financially Healthy in 2017

Next year will be here before we know it. Now is a great time to brush up on your financial health to ensure you have a happy and financially healthy new year. Here are some tips to help you get started. 1. Check Your Credit Report You can obtain a free copy of your credit... Read More

What the Fed Rate Hike Means for Your Money in 2017

What the Fed Rate Hike Means for Your Money in 2017

What the Fed Rate Hike Means for Your Money in 2017

Interest rates are going up, and the time to prepare yourself and your money is now. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on December 14 for only the second time in a decade. You probably saw some headlines about mortgage rates or credit card costs and then went back to furious holiday preparation or clicked... Read More

How to Pitch Your Business Like the Pros on Shark Tank

How to Pitch Your Business Like the Pros on Shark Tank

How to Pitch Your Business Like the Pros on Shark Tank

For the last few years, Shark Tank has been a hit among the nation’s TV viewers, and it’s easy to see why. Every week, hardworking entrepreneurs go before a panel of business moguls in the hopes of taking their venture to the next level. Each success story leaves the audience with that “anything is possible”... Read More

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