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Afraid of Monthly Bills? How to Cope with Money Fear
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Afraid of Monthly Bills? How to Cope with Money Fear

  Posted: 08/30/2012 Has this ever happened to you? A statement arrives from the bank, your financial professional, or the tax authorities. You look at the envelope, you get a sick feeling in your stomach, and you tell yourself “I’ll look at it later.” Except, later never happens — until next month. Another envelope appears, with next month’s information. You feel anxious, guilty and you know you shouldn’t ignore it. […]

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Banks Need to Win Back Customers’ Trust

09/24/2012 That these are extraordinary times is an understatement. Not only have consumers lost confidence in financial systems, but those working within the system share the feeling of uncertainty. The fundamentals are off and everybody is grasping for ways in which to get back to life as they knew it before the crisis of confidence hit. But there is no going back. All we can do is reflect on how […]

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What to Look for in a Great Business Coach

08/10/2012 What makes a good coach great? I finally know the answer to that question. As a serious cyclist, I have had my share of trainers and coaches over the years. Each time I began to work with a new coach, I had high hopes that this person was The One. Inevitably, after working together for a period of time, I would find that I wasn’t making as much progress […]

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How the Rich and Famous Can Teach Us to Save

10/17/2012 Those who have seen the documentary Queen of Versailles usually laugh at the outrageous lifestyle of David and Jacky Siegal, a billionaire and his trophy wife. This film portrays their ostentatious lifestyle and their insatiable desire to spend. The film begins in 2008, before the market crash. The economic downturn froze the construction of their incredible 90,000 sq ft mansion in Florida, devastated their businesses and forced them to […]

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How to Stop Indulging — And Save

11/09/2012 Have you ever calculated how much you spend in take-out coffee, lattes, frappucinos, smoothies — the list goes on. I did it once and couldn’t believe it. My daily coffee habit was costing me a minimum of $600/year. That is a very low estimate because it didn’t include the latte after lunch, the coffee on the run while doing weekend errands or the chilled drink in the summer. If […]