Monthly Archives: December 2013

Renting Vs. Buying a Home

http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/renting-vs-buying-home/33039 Home ownership has been a part of the American dream for centuries. However, it’s important to weigh out the advantages and disadvantages of both renting and owning before making the plunge. Aside from home prices, there are quite a … Continue reading

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Retirement Is Impossible

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/retirement/retirement-impossible  NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It wasn’t long ago that the idea of retirement was fairly standardized. It represented a sort of final staple on the American dream – a sunset at the end of a long, productive career that … Continue reading

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Where is Your Money Going? You Might be Wasting It

By Tiffany Raiford on Sep 11, 2013 Posted in: Personal Finance One of the biggest questions many successful women ask is where their money is going. You earn a comfortable salary, save and you don’t spend frivolously, so where’s all … Continue reading

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How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/catherine-clifford BY Catherine Clifford When Michael Rubin was 16, he built a 142-foot ski ramp made out of 45,000 pounds of ice so customers at his ski shop could test their gear. In August. In 98 degree weather. “I believe … Continue reading

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Patients Mired in Costly Credit From Doctors

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/business/economy/patients-mired-in-costly-credit-from-doctors.html?src=me The dentist set to work, tapping and probing, then put down his tools and delivered the news. His patient, Patricia Gannon, needed a partial denture. The cost: more than $5,700. Patricia Gannon, 78, of Dunedin, Fla., received a line … Continue reading

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Should Retirees Finance a Car or Pay Cash?

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/10/10/should-retirees-finance-car-or-pay-cash/?intcmp=trending With this year’s low interest rates, retirees who are on the hunt for a new car or truck have many payment options. They could finance at current interest rates, which average less than 4.5% for a 60-month loan, according … Continue reading

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Why Choosing a College Should Be Like Buying a Car

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/10/14/why-choosing-college-should-be-like-buying-car/ By Stuart Ritter, CFP, T. Rowe Pricice When you think about buying a car, you think about what you can afford and then buy the best car that falls into your price range. As much as the thought of … Continue reading

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The Hurdles to Success for the Affordable Care Act

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/the-hurdles-to-success-for-the-affordable-care-act/?ref=economy_r=0 By PHILLIP SWAGEL The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has had a difficult launching, but the more serious challenges for the law relate not to glitch-filled Web sites but rather to its possible long-term effects on the United States … Continue reading

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