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What is Het Nieuwe Werken?

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Get Your Boss to Let Your Work from Home Finally, a study has emerged that’s scientifically proven what I’ve been touting for years. Working from home is more efficient than pulling an eight-hour shift at the office. If given the chance most employees would prefer to work from home. Who wouldn’t? Staying in your pajamas […]

How to Fight a Traffic Ticket

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Grrrrr this is not how I wanted my day to go! Mr. Patterson and I were driving along a somewhat obscure one lane highway in central Florida this past weekend. It’s mostly ranches along the drive with very few houses close to the road; really all you see is scrub land and cattle. We were […]

Don’t Buy That

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How to Avoid Impulse Purchases at the Store Have you ever walked into a grocery store to pick up just one item and walked out with two bags worth of stuff? Yea, me too. Grrrr…it makes me so angry whenever I do things like this. Retailers are so adept at getting us to spend more […]

How to Get Tax Free Income

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10+ Sources of Tax Free Income There isn’t much the U.S. government doesn’t tax. They want their cut of every bit of income you make. Your salary, wages, commissions, tips, interest on savings, dividends are all considered taxable income. Even if you do your civic duty and serve on a jury, Uncle Sam wants his […]

Strange Things You Can Buy With IRA

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Think Outside the Box to Build Wealth with Your IRA I don’t know about you but I hate restrictions. I don’t like it when banks restrict the number of transactions I can make a month without a financial penalty. I don’t like it when cell phone companies restrict the amount of minutes I use or […]

Turning Junk into Dollars

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Treasures in Your Attic Have you seen the hit TV shows American Pickers or Pawn Stars? I like the shows but my husband LOVES them so I have to watch a lot of the episodes. For those of you who are not familiar with either of the shows they are both reality shows that highlight […]

8 Surefire Ways to Never Get a Job

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8 Surefire Ways to Never Get a Job I had an interesting conversation today with Patrick Coffey, at the Wealth Authority. He is in the process of hiring a new customer service representative to join the team. And boy did he have a lot to say about the hiring process!   He posted the job […]

Hidden Discounts You’ve Never Heard Of

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Would You Tell a Waitress to “F*** Off” There is a restaurant near my family’s home in South Florida that supposedly offers hidden discounts on meals if you know the password. When I first heard about this I thought it was a joke because the password is a rude remark that you wouldn’t say to […]

Getting This Major Cost Down

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Financially Dealing With the Unexpected Long time readers will remember previous stories about my friend Eva. She is a full-time mommy, a part time media broker, and is in the process of adding successful online business owner to her growing list of job titles. She does more in a day than I do in a […]

Secret IRS Loophole for Withdrawing Cash

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Secret IRS Code 72 (t): Take Advantage of an IRS Loophole that lets you take money out of your IRA before age 59 ½ There is a massive wave of people getting ready to retire in the next few years. Many are expected to retire before they reach age 65. Sounds like a nice idea […]

Your Friend or Your Enemy

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How to Win With Credit Cards So one of the most common issues readers email me about is credit cards. I lovingly refer to credit cards as “frenemies.” They disguise themselves as friendly faces with their cash back, rewards points, airlines miles and low interest rates. In reality, they lower credit scores, get people into […]

You Must Cancel This Right Away

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Do Not Duplicate Ever wonder where insurance came from? It seems it’s always been around. The roots can be traced back to Babylonian times, around 2100 B.C. The Code of Hammurabi was the first insurance policy. It was paid by the traders in the form of a loan to guard against the perils of transportation […]

Your Retirement or Your Kid’s Education

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Your Retirement Or Your Kid’s Education Your retirement or your kid’s college education?  Which do you choose to save for if you can’t save for both? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, college graduates typically earn one million more in their lifetime than workers without a college degree making your children’s continuing education an important […]

Focus on These 4 to Save Big

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Did You Really Buy That NOW? When the Wealth Authority first asked me to share my money saving philosophy with their members my first question was, what IS my philosophy? For most of my life I have been characterized as frugal and very adept at finding ways to save money, but are personality traits like […]

You Need to Understand TCO

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Buying versus Renting. Which is the best choice for you? This age old question has been debated by experts for years now. Some come to the conclusion it’s cheaper to buy while others proclaim renting is easier on your wallet. When it comes to homes most people assume buying is cheaper than renting.  Tell that […]

Let Someone Else Do It

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DIY vs Pay – When to Just Pay Up Long time readers know that I am somewhat of a bookworm. I am constantly reading online newspapers, books, articles, magazines. For me to be able to read I need complete silence. I can’t sit on the couch while the TV is on, even if my husband […]

Extreme Coupon or Extreme Problem?

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Is Nancy Patterson and Extreme Couponer? Have you ever seen the show Extreme Couponing on TLC?  It’s a television program that profiles die-hard coupon clippers who buy hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars’ worth of groceries and other merchandise with coupons to save up to 99%. The show has caused quite a stir since […]

You Can Have it For Less

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Haggling Like a Pro in No Time The view from our 10th floor hotel room overlooked the tip of a small peninsula in northern Cancun. The sea was beautiful. It was clear as glass and the brightest blue I had ever seen. The air was hot but the swift coastal wind cooled us off enough […]

Shocking Credit Report

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Unexpected Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Credit We all want good credit scores. It makes us feel good about ourselves and helps us get the financing we need. Scores in the 700’s make us puff out our chests and feel proud. We believe that people with good credit scores make smart financial decisions and […]

Make Your Child a Millionaire

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Millionaire Children Have you ever wanted to do something truly special for your children or grand children?  Well today I want you to help them become millionaires.  It will also help you develop a better understanding of how anyone can develop wealth with a steady plan.  One of the most important things I’ve learned about […]

Proven Social Security Loopholes

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The 5 Social Security Loopholes the Government Doesn’t Want Retirees to Know About Loophole sounds like a bad word. It immediately makes you think of illegal activity in which something (usually money) is being stolen out from under someone. But not all loopholes are bad. In fact, I want to tell you about 5 such […]

Hidden Dangers – Transferring Debt

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Managing Your Debt with Balance Transfers: 6 Hidden Dangers You Need To Know Balance transfers are a useful financial tool when you’ve gotten yourself in a bit of a pickle with credit card debt. The average American household has $7,123 in credit card debt. So it stands to reason that a lot of people are […]

Living Like Our Mothers and Grandmothers

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Living in The Past Why is it that our grandparents lived so much more frugal than us? For starters, they didn’t have monthly bills like cell phones, internet, or digital cable with a receiver in every room. It’s funny to see how all these monthly bills have become “necessities”. It wasn’t too long ago when […]

Hacker Get’s Free Travel (See How)

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Become a Travel Hacker and See the World For Free The word hacker usually conjures up an image of a person who gains access to restricted information using a computer. It’s not always a positive image, but it is an enviable one. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to use the computer to “hack” […]

Can You Spot The Millionaire?

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The Secret to Real Wealth Some of us believe that rich people know something that the rest of us don’t; that at some point in their lives they were let in on a little known secret. And they’ve used that knowledge to gain immense wealth. At least that’s what it must be right, a secret […]

 
 
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