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How to Win With Credit Cards

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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 debt, prevent loans from being approved […]

Foolish Advice from a Very Smart Man

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Recently I read a Facebook post from a friend and colleague who I respect.  He’s a marketing wizard who owns a very successful business.  So he certainly is no dummy, and he’s personally had a ton of financial success. Over the years I’ve received some great business advice from him that’s made me quite a […]

3 Lessons to Raise Financially Savvy Children (These Could Help You Too)

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Bagged lunches…crisp clean notebooks….new clothes…kids across the U.S. have headed back to school to learn new math, geography and history concepts. One lesson they won’t be taught in the classroom, however, is arguably one of the most important for their future success: How to smartly and responsibly handle money. That is a lesson left to […]

The Cure to Your Holiday Debt Hangover

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I bet I can guess what your New Year’s resolution is for 2013. Statistically it’s one of two things, to either lose weight or improve your finances. Since your reading this letter I’m going to go with number two. The first step to getting into a better financial position is to pay off those holiday […]

Why They Screwed Us, Why They’re About to Screw Us Again, And How You Can Profit

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By Jim Sheridan “The collapse of the financial system as we know it is real, and the crisis is far from over. Indeed, we have just entered Act II of the drama, when financial markets started losing confidence in the credibility of sovereign debt.” – George Soros, 2010. Welcome back, and I hope you’re ready […]

6 Purchases you should ALWAYS Charge

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I write a lot about the dangers of credit cards. I have called them “frenemies” and “necessary evils” in the past. I dislike credit cards because a lot of people can’t handle them. They buy, buy, buy and then don’t pay off their balance at the end of the month. Credit card companies rightly so […]

Clearing The Debt for 2012

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Make The Holiday Bills Disappear Happy New Year! The holiday season is finally over. Now we’ve got to figure out how to pay for all those “season’s greetings.” November and December aren’t the most expensive months of the year solely because of Christmas. In addition to buying gifts, you’ve got to shell out hundreds (sometimes […]

Depression Cash Cures!

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Three Surprising HOT Business Opportunities You Can Leverage Immediately 6:17 AM Dear Entrepreneur: “Come on Marc…we’re in a depression! Half of the opportunities you cover won’t work when people stop spending money. Show me something that’ll work in a Depression”! I disagree with this reader’s assumption.  And here’s why… **Sponsor** How to Profit from Government […]

Debt Lunacy and Gold

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I rarely watch business commentators on the news. After-all, when they are telling you what’s happening it’s already old news and most of their opinions are meant to get a rise out of you, not really inform you. The other day I happened to turn on the news – don’t ask me why – I […]

Wallet or Waistline?

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Survey Reveals Most Popular Trainer in 2011: Finances over Fitness Health and Wealth. Those are the two most popular New Year’s resolutions. In a survey by Allianz Life Insurance Company respondents were asked which 2011 resolution they are most likely to keep. Managing their money better (39 percent) was nearly equal to improving their exercise/diet […]

Same Advice I Gave My Brother

Bigger Home, Bigger Bills My family and I recently moved into a new house. We’ve been busy decorating and finding the perfect place for all of our knick-knacks. New homes are fun and get the creative juices flowing. American home owners move, on average, every five to seven years due to major life changes. I […]

Is It Smart to Buy?

“Do You Have a Formula When Considering a Business Purchase”? Question: I’m considering several businesses for purchase. I know you prefer starting businesses from the ground up. But time is an issue for me, and I would rather buy. Do you have a formula when considering a business acquisition? W.T. Golden Valley MN 6:47 AM […]

Counter Culture Savings

The British Royal Family’s fortune is estimated to be in the billions. Hearing figures like that made it hard to understand how a member of their family could be near broke. But that’s exactly what’s happening. High Living, High Spending is a headline ripped from the pages of BBC News. The headline is of course […]

Plugging the Leaks

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As I write this BP is trying to plug the leak from its well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. When all is said and done the magnitude of crude oil that has been pumped into the Gulf will dwarf that of the Exxon Valdez. It’s been a season of man-made disasters. The […]

Paying Your Neighbor’s Taxes?

Paying Your Neighbor’s Taxes Can Net You Your Biggest Return. Death and Taxes…the only two things guaranteed in life. So you can be sure if you don’t pay your taxes Uncle Sam will come after you. Unfortunately, some homeowners have found this out the hard way. Medicare and social security taxes are taken out of […]

A Money Saving Trick a Millionaire Taught Me

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What necessity would you like to save on each month? Some people might say gas (since it’s back up to almost $3 a gallon AGAIN! Grrrrr!), others might say transportation. If you said your daily Starbucks run, then stop reading and go stick your head in the sand for another 5 years. I can’t deal […]

Debt: A Love Story

Welcome back to one of the last bastions of sanity, logic, and truth remaining in the world… What do a scorn woman and debt have in common? Answer: they are both on a relentless quest to slowly and insidiously destroy you with a smile on their face, and they will not rest until they succeed […]

 
 
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