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Study Backs up Strategies for Achieving Goals — Dominican University of California

Study Backs up Strategies for Achieving Goals — Dominican University of California | Personal finance | Scoop.it
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Finally a study that backs up everything financial educators have been saying for decades. If you write down a goal - you'll be more sucessful at keeping your goal!

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7 statistics that can raise your Facebook engagement

7 statistics that can raise your Facebook engagement | Personal finance | Scoop.it
Ogilvy & Mather offer a snapshot of what works best in the current Facebook landscape and how quickly things can change.
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Great to know for twitter and facebook usage!

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30 ways to waste your money

30 ways to waste your money | Personal finance | Scoop.it

30 ways American's waste their money and how to prevent it!

 

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Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of things we know we should be doing financially but we don't. Nice list provided by Yahoo Finance on 30 things you're wasting money on.

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The dying American dream, perfectly illustrated with Legos

The dying American dream, perfectly illustrated with Legos | Personal finance | Scoop.it
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Nicely done video on social mobility in the United States.

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Summertime Staycation - Plan Well, Retire Well

Last month I wrote about Vacation Getaways and one of the options that I discussed was the concept of a
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My article from last month about what Staycations are and how to enjoy them while being #frugal!

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Keep a Lid on Vacation Costs

Practical Money Skills covers a range of personal financial literacy topics such as creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely.
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Nice article on how to keep vacation costs down! Even a few I hadn't thought of!

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How to Save for a Dream Vacation

How to Save for a Dream Vacation | Personal finance | Scoop.it

We all know the feeling of Orient-Express taste on an AirTran budget. You want to take that dream honeymoon or long-awaited family vacation, but you don't know how to start saving—and the price tags seem daunting.

 

We sought some answers from budget-living expert Melissa Massello, founder of ShoestringMag.com. From setting budget goals to finding alternative sources of cash, there are countless ways to make your dream vacation a reality. Here are seven helpful tips for budgeting for that bucket-list vacation.


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Quick rundown of the things you should to to plan and finance your vacation!

 

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Overstock.com sees new market in Bitcoins

Overstock.com sees new market in Bitcoins | Personal finance | Scoop.it
Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com Inc. says it's the first major retailer to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for goods.
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It seems that even though Bitcoins were a fad, they may be here to stay. Overstock wants the market and will achieve it by using this online currency. Will other online currencies join in on the market? Who knows... one thing is for sure - it's all going to be interesting.

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Credit Card Lighthouse: 19 Things The Millionaire Next Door Won't Tell You

Credit Card Lighthouse: 19 Things The Millionaire Next Door Won't Tell You | Personal finance | Scoop.it

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After working at a bank in high school and my knowledge of clients as a personal financial planner's girlfriend - I am well aware of these facts that millionaries are just regular people who are financially savvy. The people who would come into the bank with tons of cash were never the individuals I thought would have money - until I saw their bank accounts. By reading this article you can learn a lot of good tips on how to become a millionaire.

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2014 Financial Goal Challenge

2014 Financial Goal Challenge | Personal finance | Scoop.it
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This year I challenge all of our Plan Well, Retire Well readers to create a financial goal and to share it with us on our blog. In the blog are some tips to help anyone create a financial goal. Good luck!

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Harvard Study Finds: The Rent Is Too Damn High

Half of U.S. renters spend at least 30 percent of their income on rent, with more than 11 million of them paying at least half of it and cutting back on food consumption
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Interesting article - that American's are paying way too much for rent!

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4 Simple Things to Do Every Year to Save Money - ABC News

4 Simple Things to Do Every Year to Save Money - ABC News | Personal finance | Scoop.it
ABC News 4 Simple Things to Do Every Year to Save Money ABC News Look at how much you spent during the last back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons to create a budget for this year then try to build some savings into every pay period to create...
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I think this article is titled wrong. 4 simple things to remember every year for your finances is a better title.

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Personal finance | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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Although there are a number of biases I would have rather seen - it openes individuals eyes to the cognitive biases that are in our world. There are only 5 listed in this article, it's best to educate yourself about more common ones.

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New legislation initiated by Professor Andres protects victims of financial exploitation - Article | College of Law - Illinois

New legislation initiated by Professor Andres protects victims of financial exploitation - Article | College of Law - Illinois | Personal finance | Scoop.it
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Great news for those who have been exploited financially!

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elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

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Want a healthy retirement? Consider getting a pet

Want a healthy retirement? Consider getting a pet | Personal finance | Scoop.it
About 68% of U.S. households have a pet, a survey shows.
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I like this article because I am a pet owner and I think that animals do have calming effects. They keep you entertained, happy and are great companions. If you do have a pet as a retiree, remember to find a suitable home for your pet before your pass. That way they aren't euthanized or dropped off at a shelter.

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Student Loan Debt Statistics - American Student Assistance

GraGeneral demographic information and statistics about student loans and student finances for undergraduates and graduate students.

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Great information on student loan debt and delinquency!

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Sex + lies + overspending=financial infidelity

Sex + lies + overspending=financial infidelity | Personal finance | Scoop.it
In one out of every three couples, one spouse admits to lying to his or her partner about money, a survey says.
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Nice article on the real things that go on within a marriage. Especially when "secret spending" is happening. Always be upfront and honest with your partner about what you're spending your money on. I like the idea that each spouse gets a specific dollar amount of money to spend on whatever without telling the other.

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What To Pack for a Tropical Vacation

What To Pack for a Tropical Vacation | Personal finance | Scoop.it

Packing for a tropical vacation doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, with every item you put into your suitcase, you are one step closer to having your feet in the sand! The good news for a tropical vacation is that you usually only have one type of weather to prepare for, which cuts... ( #travel source http://www.luxurytravel.org/what-to-pack-for-a-tropical-vacation/)


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Quick reminders on what to pack for during your tropical vacation!!

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Avoid Money Problems by Age-Proofing Your Finances - AARP

Avoid Money Problems by Age-Proofing Your Finances - AARP | Personal finance | Scoop.it
Financial skills decline after age 60, researchers say. Here are 5 ways to protect your money and investments.
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As a proud Texas Tech alumni - seeing research come out of the Personal Financial Planning department is exciting to me! Also taking the quiz was fun and interesting! Check out some ways to avoid money problems.

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Why an Emergency Savings Account is Important

Why an Emergency Savings Account is Important | Personal finance | Scoop.it
An emergency fund is a really good idea no matter what your current financial situation is as it could mean the difference between you surviving a crisis or losing everything because you weren’t prepared.
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Sometimes we all need a reminder about why we need an emergency savings account. I had a friend go through this recently - and swore that having that saved them from tapping into other resources like retirement savings.

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50 Ways to Make a Fast $50

50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 | Personal finance | Scoop.it
Facing a cash flow problem and need to make a quick buck? Here are 50 ways to make extra money.
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Everyone needs an extra $50! Why not check out this article on websites and tips on how to earn a few extra bucks!

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6 Things Not to Buy Before Christmas!

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Quick article on things we REALLY shouldn't buy before Christmas!

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How to Buy the Bling That Will Make Her Sing! -A Gentleman's Guide to Purchasing the Perfect Engagement Ring

How to Buy the Bling That Will Make Her Sing! -A Gentleman's Guide to Purchasing the Perfect Engagement Ring | Personal finance | Scoop.it
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The latest blog post from Plan Well, Retire Well - features Kyle Grabenstetter. Kyle is an alumni of the Peer Financial Wellness Program at U of I. Kyle is also a current Texas Tech Masters student studying Personal Financial Planning and graduating in December. Check out his buying guide on purchasing an engagement ring!

 

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7 Financial Fears to Confront—and Conquer—This Halloween

7 Financial Fears to Confront—and Conquer—This Halloween | Personal finance | Scoop.it
This Halloween, we help you confront the most common financial fears—from avoiding your bills to not saving enough. More
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Good article to help inviduals tackle their financial fears! 7 of the "most common" I would say! LearnVest did a nice job with this!

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