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How to Think Like a Rich Person

How to Think Like a Rich Person

How to Think Like a Rich Person

Simply thinking about becoming wealthy isn’t likely to get you very far, but thinking like the rich is critical if you want to build wealth, says Steve Siebold, who wrote the book How Rich People Think. Here he shares five key ways the wealthy think differently about money and credit. 1. Leverage Creates Wealth “On… Read More

5 Ways to Save on Rent

5 Ways to Save on Rent

5 Ways to Save on Rent

Finding an affordable place to live can be tough — especially one that satisfies all your needs in a good area with at least some of your additional wants. Once you decide it is more financially feasible to rent than buy, you can begin your search. If you find the rental you are looking for, it’s… Read More

What If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

What If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

What If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

If you or a loved one has ever experienced a serious illness, you know how quickly the medical bills can pile up. One day, it’s a bill for services rendered by the anesthesiologist. The next day, the radiologist wants his cut. Wasn’t this all supposed to be included in the hospital bill? Fortunately, limits on out-of-pocket… Read More

6 Common Retirement Fears

6 Common Retirement Fears

6 Common Retirement Fears

After a lifetime of hard work, you want to be sure you will be comfortable in retirement. Understanding the ins and outs of retirement while in your working years can take some time, but will be worth it in the long run. Even people with a good knowledge of retirement issues can be fearful about a future… Read More

3 Fall Financial Goals

3 Fall Financial Goals

3 Fall Financial Goals

With summer fading away, it is a great time for a financial checkup. While the leaves are changing, school is starting and you are looking toward the holidays, it’s a good idea to review your spending habits and reconsider your budget. The following steps can help you finish 2014 as a fiscally fit individual. 1. Get Organized Being… Read More

Could Apple Kill the Credit Card?

Could Apple Kill the Credit Card?

Could Apple Kill the Credit Card?

Apple’s next iPhone will have mobile payment functionality, as a result of partnerships with Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Bloomberg reported Monday. The information comes from someone “familiar with the situation” and indicates the mobile payment function will be announced alongside the new hardware at an Apple event next week. Assuming the information is correct,… Read More

Wealth Drain: Most Americans Own Less Than They Did in 2005

Wealth Drain: Most Americans Own Less Than They Did in 2005

Wealth Drain: Most Americans Own Less Than They Did in 2005

There’s two ways to measure how people are doing financially: How much they earn, and how much they own. The second category gets less attention, but it can be just as important. And it’s very likely that you own a lot less than you did before the Great Recession. In fact, odds are roughly 50/50… Read More

4 Money Lessons From the Movies

4 Money Lessons From the Movies

4 Money Lessons From the Movies

Movies can teach us all about different aspects of our life — and can be a great option for a cheap night out. Whether you are watching a comedy, a drama, a thriller or even a children’s movie, you can often learn financial lessons without even trying. And while movies are intended to be entertaining and not… Read More

The Dangers of Online Dating

The Dangers of Online Dating

The Dangers of Online Dating

After years of searching for love in all the wrong places, you’ve finally hit the jackpot. Prince Charming is only a keystroke away, and you found him via social media or at an online dating site. But is he really “the one”? Online dating scams are common, and they cost victims more than $50 million… Read More

Should You Get a Prenup?

Should You Get a Prenup?

Should You Get a Prenup?

Getting married is usually surrounded by romance and excitement, but becoming a married couple typically entails some lifestyle changes. It can be overwhelming to focus on the big day itself, but it’s also important to think about what happens after the wedding. Talking about your finances before walking down the aisle can help you make them a priority… Read More

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