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Investing In Your Career

man climbing career stepsWhen you think of your investment portfolio, you probably think of stocks, savings and maybe a few other financial products you own or things you’re planning to use for buying a house, fund retirement, or to keep yourself protected. What you might overlook is the investment you’ve made in your career. You’ve invested time in your career, and if you’re still paying off student loans, you definitely know you’ve spent money on it as well.

Halloween's Coming, So Let's Talk Christmas

golden piggy bank with holiday backgroundFootball has begun, the leaves will be changing soon and the kids are back in school. Clearly, it's time to start thinking about Christmas. Some of you are reading this on your phone while waiting in line at Starbucks, preparing to buy your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season, but it's time to start thinking of peppermint mochas instead.

Job Seekers & Social Media

mortarboard, diploma and tabletQ: I’m a recent college grad looking for my first real job and I know companies are looking at my online image. How can I make my online presence an asset?

Saving At The Vet: How To Keep Your Furry Friends From Breaking The Bank

dog doctor with two sick pupsWe all love our pets. Cats, dogs, ferrets and furry babies of all sorts are members of the family. They eat and sleep under the same roof. They give affection when you’ve had a rough day. Your fridge, mantle and social media are full of pictures of your animals clowning around, just like any other family member.

How Can You Win at the Dealership?

close up of businessman or salesman giving car keyI’m looking for a car, but I hate haggling over the price. What can I do to get the best deal?

1.) Do your homework before you get to the lot.

Narrow your choices down so you only need to take a few test drives. Find out the typical price for comparable vehicles if you’re buying used and look up rebates and incentives for new cars. The more you know, the lower the price you’ll pay.

What Losing a Million Bucks Taught Entrepreneurs About Finance

burning benjaminsA million bucks sounds, to most people, like absolute security, because being a millionaire seems like it would put you in a strong financial position for life. If your car were to break down or you lose your job, a million dollars could solve those problems pretty easily.

With ‘Pokémon Go,’ If You Gotta Catch ‘em All, Consider the Price

person playing Pokémon GoPokémon was the hottest game in the 90’s. In Pokemon, players capture monsters, train them, and pit them against opponent’s monsters. Pokemon’s popularity was due to its simplicity and social aspect- a player could link two handheld consoles together and battle his friends.

Steps You Can Take to Fill In Your Pension Gaps

gold piggy bank on stack of moneyAfter a lifetime of hard work, many people expect to retire in some comfort and enjoy their remaining years. In some lines of work, especially public service professions like police and firefighting, the retirement package is a big part of the recruitment process.

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