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Practically Speaking…Becoming a Wise Investor

investing

Part 2 of 3 Remember that childhood admonition before you cross a street: stop, look, and listen? It is much the same for investing. As you pause, look both ways, and listen for warning sounds, you can then step carefully ...

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Practically Speaking…Becoming a wise investor

investing

When I mention the word investor, do legends of the investment world like Warren Buffett or John Templeton come to mind? Perhaps you think of a major investment bank or a variety of Hollywood movies where Wall Street personalities dream ...

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Practically speaking…raising money-smart children

allowance

My earliest childhood money memory was with my father kneeling beside my bed and counting out my 10-penny allowance. “One for Jesus, one for your savings, and the rest for you to decide,” he would say. The priority of giving ...

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Practically speaking…time for a new car?

New car

Who can resist the tantalizing advertisements that portray a happy family, successful businessman or beautiful couple driving into the sunset in a shiny new car—all for “just dollars” a month? A new vehicle decision is often an intimidating process with ...

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Practically speaking… In matters of life and death

You always think loss will happen to someone else—until it happens to you. Rachael, a 26-year-old wife and expectant mother, was living the all-American dream when her 30-year-old husband was killed in a accident. I came alongside Rachael to help ...

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Practically speaking… a spending plan

finances

If you believe a spending plan is really just a politically correct term for the dreaded word “budget” or a subtle lure to get you started on something that will restrain you from living life freely, my goal is to ...

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Practically speaking … A game plan for 2015

Save money

While I cannot predict the economic events ahead, without question your preparedness for the ups and down of uncertainty will play a major role in supporting your emotional and financial equilibrium throughout 2015. So, how about a game plan for ...

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Keep the woe, woe, woe out of your ho, ho, ho

Credit Freeze

* Woe Money Woes Relative Woes Shipping Woes Perfect Gift Woes Too-Many-Party Woes Christmas Sweater Woes Martha Stewart-You’re-Not Woes Where-to-go-Christmas-Morning Woes !!! Do you get the picture? If you are someone who feels conflicting emotions about the Christmas season, you ...

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