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    Routinely people will acknowledge something which they are thankful for in their life, but it rarely occurs as often as it should. I can include myself in this group. Almost every week I give thanks for Friday with a nice loud TGIF on my way home from work. Grouping these four letters together means...
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    With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, it's important to remember to be thankful for all of the good in our lives - especially those who have helped us through tough times. Our families and friends support us in many ways - whether it be with school, a career choice, or relationships, we look...
  • Blog Post: Forget Falling Back. Move Forward With Your Financials

    Every October it happens. We have to change our clocks back an hour in accordance with daylight saving time as the cold weather approaches. This all changed in 2007. Daylight saving time was extended to the first Sunday in November, enabling individuals all around the United States to use less energy...
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    Falling behind on your bills is terrible. When late fees are added to your regular monthly payment, it puts your finances in the hole, making you feel like you'll never escape. I have been there, and knowing that I owed additional money to my creditors made me feel sick and extremely stressed. Before...
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    If I had to choose one characteristic about myself that has attributed to my current success, I would pick my determination. Call it what you want-- discipline, tenacity, persistence, will power or diligence-- but I believe that with a strong determination the road to success becomes a lot easier. Sure...
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    I love food and I love saving money. I really, really love saving money. Who doesn't? In order not to deny myself, I go out of my way in some instances to save some green. I walk a little farther to a certain grocery store, forgo my favorite dessert from time to time, and even shop the day-old aisle...
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    When I graduated from college, I had a hard time finding a job that dealt with my writing degree. There were no entry-level positions in my area and being that I was already working part-time, I wanted something that would supplement my writing and put more cash in my wallet. I did some research and...
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    Starting a new job can be one of the most stressful times in your life. The transition can be especially trying if you have to move to a new city for the job. I've felt the stress that couples this transplant and somehow made it out alive. I want to extend a helping hand to you, since I would have...
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    T he season of tricks and treats is upon us, which means it's time for a party. Every year, my friends and I throw a Halloween party to get the fall/winter months started off right. Halloween is a fun holiday for children and adults alike, and as an adult you can throw that infamous toga party at a reasonable...
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    During college, I was a regular at our school gym facility. We had a pool, sauna, indoor and outdoor track, a fitness balcony, and a weight room. I would swim in the mornings and hop on the elliptical at night when I was studying. I would even pay a few visits to the local YMCA for evening yoga sessions...
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    Whether we like it or not, the holidays are almost here, which means Halloween costumes and candy, pumpkin picking, turkey dinners, and a lot of gift giving. To prepare for these upcoming seasonal events, it's a good idea to look at our budgets and clean them up before the spending spree begins. When...
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    The seasons are changing, which means that the air conditioner gets turned off and the heater gets turned on. To save money this fall and winter, try optimizing your energy bill by cutting down the cost of your heating and electric bill. To be honest, I've never had to pay my own heating and electric...
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    Summer came and went all too quickly, as usual. Next week I won't be going back to school for the first time, well since Pre-K! This fact really hit me, I have now successfully entered into the long dreaded "real world". Now it's time to get serious. In order to do this I have set up...
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