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  • Barack Obama
    Obama's credit card rejected in New York City
    President Barack Obama was in New York City recently and attempted to use his credit card when he went out to dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama. The president said that his card was declined when he went to pay the bill. His explanation of the...
  • Developing a budget
    Developing a budget
    Budgeting is very important for both large and small businesses (or companies), but because there's less financial leeway with small businesses, it's absolutely essential to be able to maintain continued funding-and potential expansion...
  • Retirement Expert to Speak in Wheaton
    Retirement expert presents ‘Health Care in Retirement’ on Oct. 15th in Wheaton
    Trying to make heads or tails of health care, with its seemingly endless changes and complexity, is enough to make just about anyone queasy.Against that backdrop, a retirement planning expert who speaks with clarity and authority is the perfect...
  • You are never too old for dancing...or control
    Control is a major issue in retirement
    When I was doing research for my books on the emotional effects of retirement, I discovered that the men who were the happiest in retirement were those who felt they had little control of their lives while they were working. Those who had defined...
  • Finding sales is a great way to save money.
    Money Management Skills: Comprehending the Value of Sales
    To be truly “financially literate” one must understand how to spend money wisely and save whenever possible. Although the most frugal of people will decry all “wasteful” spending on non-necessities, the vast majority of...
  • Piggy banks--items children use to store money in--have become part of pop-culture.
    The Importance of Financial Literacy and Teaching the Value of Money
    Money is an essential part of everyday life. The ability to earn money is what drives people to choose a career and the amount of money a person earns usually determines a lot about their lifestyle. Money is necessary to buy things that are needed...
  • Examining the cost of the American Dream
    Examining the cost of the American Dream
    The American Dream used to be a chicken in every pot and a white picket fence. It is continually expanding and now includes two cars, cell phones, and coffee from a coffee shop every day. The cost of living is going up, but we’re spending a...
  • Jacqueline Laurita
    ‘RHONJ’ star Jacqueline Laurita and husband struggle with their finances
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jacqueline Laurita may not be on the show this season, as she is focusing on her son, Nicholas, and his struggle with autism. She claimed that she didn’t want to be on the show anymore,...
  • Renting versus buying 101
    Renting versus buying 101
    It has often been said that buying a home is the smart move financially, because if you rent you are just throwing your money away. As the economic landscape has shifted in recent years, that conventional wisdom has been called into question. Is...
  • How much will that midlife crisis cost you?
    What will that midlife crisis cost you?
    Midlife crises are often the punchlines for jokes about balding and sports cars. We’ve all known someone who has gone through one. There is often a common theme of wondering whether you’ve achieved your full potential. Sometimes there...
  • To buy or to rent: that is the question
    To buy or to rent: that is the question
    The ages-old belief that buying your home is better than renting has fallen under scrutiny since the economy crashed a few years ago. Now there are many factors playing into whether you will be better off buying or renting. For starters, will you...
  • Mentor Me
    How to Achieve Success in Life with Ken Poirot's Guaranteed-to-Work Formula
    If you are one of those who wants to improve their life – and who doesn’t? –, to achieve your goals, to better your skills, and to feel overall happier, then Ken Poirot’s guide, “Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill...
  • How to be a bridesmaid on a budget
    How to be a bridesmaid on a budget
    It's wedding season! You've probably already got a few weddings lined up to either attend or be in. And when someone asks you to be in their wedding or even just to come, it's truly such an honor. They've asked you to be a part of...
  •  Firefighters spray water
    Free Moonlight Amp: Monty Python & Holy Grail film Friday, May 23 at 8:30
    Looking for respite from the fires burning around the North County that won't crunch the family budget?Enjoy a FREE screening of the 91-minute film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" on Friday, May 23 at 8:30 pm at the Moonlight...
  • Apollo Nida
    Apollo Nida's guilty plea: Did his ego cost him his freedom?
    As the saying goes, "Pride comes before a fall." Apollo Nida has succumbed to his pride, as he pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges of fraud in a federal district court in Georgia on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. According to the Atlanta...