Archive | November, 2011

The recession and its effect on your retirement savings

8. November 2011

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The recession and its effect on your retirement savings

After working in executive management for over ten years with a steadily increasing salary, Rick Stephens, 51, was laid off from his job in June 2008. Two years of steady unemployment later, he has sold his car, moved in with his 75-year-old father and blown through all his retirement savings to stay afloat. “I pay […]

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“I need money!” But how much?

7. November 2011

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“I need money!”  But how much?

How much money buys happiness? A wide body of research suggests the number is approximately forty thousand dollars a year. Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University, says once you have enough money to meet basic needs – food, shelter, but not necessarily cable —incremental increases have little effect on your happiness. Aaron Karo, […]

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Eating Out and Saving Money

7. November 2011

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Eating Out and Saving Money

Eating out is one of the many pleasures of life and a great convenience when you’re too tired or swamped to cook, but it’s also one of the biggest budget busters. If you’re looking to cut your costs, you don’t have to sacrifice dining out altogether, though. Here are some tips and resources to eat […]

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