SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Secrets to a Financially Happy Relationship
A happy couple strolls down the aisle hand-in-hand as the church bells let out a triumphant ring and the members of the congregation cheer loudly. The bride and groom are happy, smiling and having the... Posted on 3/6/13 at 11:27 AM
IN THE BLACK Financial Lessons in Daily Life
For the month of October I am participating in a 31 day event where bloggers post each day on different topics. I chose the topic of teaching kids about money and finances.
It is important to start ... Posted on 10/4/12 at 5:26 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES The Problem with Soccer in Germany Part 1: Overview
People have their favorite sports that they love to watch. In the US we have our traditional sports of baseball, football, ice hockey and basketball, but we also have our state-of-the-art type of spo... Posted on 5/17/12 at 9:47 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Property Taxes: Whose Money Is in the Bucket?
I've had a few questions about several stories I've written about property taxes, and I would like to share with you my bucket analogy, which simplifies some of the complex things that determine a per... Posted on 4/5/12 at 1:52 PM
GOD TRACKS Got thanks? Share them!
What are you thankful for? Consider commenting about it here and creating a blog of thanks! Heres one thing I'm thankful for:I dont need an iPhone to reach God!
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When I think o... Posted on 11/23/11 at 11:32 AM
One year after the start of the crash, your 401(k) or IRA is pretty much back to even, according to some studies. Rather than thinking about how much money you lost, now’s a good time to incorporate all the new retirement research into your plan.
Good financial planning means being prepared for life’s unexpected occurrences. For military families, that’s particularly important because of the transient nature of military life. Repeated back-to-back deployments make it imperative that both spouses have the same financial goals and decide how the stay-at-home spouse will hold down the financial fort while the service member is away.
They were calling it the tax on Q-tips. Amid Republican ridicule, a Democratic chairman backed down Tuesday and exempted consumer items of $100 or less — from condoms to contact lenses — from a proposed tax on medical device manufacturers. It would help pay for health care coverage for the uninsured in comprehensive legislation.
Setting up retirement accounts. Making financial gifts to minors. Creating a living trust. This week certified financial planner Cynthia S. Meyers and estate attorney Mark S. Drobny tackle those topics.
Anthropologists and psychologists like to point to the caveman days for rationale as to why we act certain ways that don't seem normal. Well, now add financial planners to the list of those who are now looking at the animal tendencies for answers as to why people invest their money the way they do.
Frugal families doing own chores Across the country, people are taking on chores that only a year ago were hired out to someone else. They’re dyeing their own hair, shoveling their own snow, washing their own cars and taking up paint brushes to brighten their living room walls.
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