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How To Set Up a Trust Fund

January 3rd, 2013

There are plenty of great reasons to think about opening a trust fund - if you have grandchildren on the horizon, it's an excellent way to ensure that they have some financial stability as they get older. Trust funds can be put toward education, living expenses or to help ease the monetary burden of a parent's death. They also minimize the amount of inheritance taxes that the...

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Summer Job Ideas for Teenagers

January 3rd, 2013

As a parent, you know how important it is to teach your kids about responsibility and how to handle money. It can be difficult to figure out effective ways to do this, but luckily you don't have to worry about it as much if you encourage your teens to get a summer job. They'll learn the value of money and what it takes to be a reliable employee, not to mention they'll be able...

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How To Keep Your Assets Safe While Surfing the Web

January 3rd, 2013

Our burgeoning binary age has brought commerce to the homes of anyone with an internet connection and a credit card. While you might enjoy the ease and convenience of buying a new sweater online or transferring money to a bank account without ever leaving your couch, cyberspace, just like the real world, has its share of theft. Using these helpful tips, you can minimize the...

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Things to Consider When Starting a Family Business

January 4th, 2013

Starting your own business is a great way to truly make your dreams come true. It also allows you to take charge of your life while pursuing something that you're passionate about. A family business takes this lifetime opportunity and allows you to work closely with those close to you. While you may have the initiative and the drive, there are still a variety of factors you...

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The Goals of Legacy Planning

January 4th, 2013

Financial planning is all about safeguarding yourself and loved ones from any monetary difficulties in the future. One of the best ways to do this is to plan a legacy, which is basically a certain amount of money or an object that you want passed down to members of your family. If you're not sure where to begin, here are a couple goals to keep in mind that may help. 1....

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding

January 3rd, 2013

Weddings are an important occasion in many peoples' lives that deserve to be celebrated accordingly. However, many brides and grooms feel like the wedding of their dreams is out of reach because of the costs involved. Luckily, it doesn't have to be expensive and you can still get a ceremony and reception that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Here are a few money...

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Undergraduate Preparations for the Post-Grad Job Search

May 24th, 2012

Whether you're going to be a freshman next fall or still have some time left as a high school student, it's never too early to start thinking about your future in college. While you'll no doubt be concerned about making new friends, adjusting to life away from home and staying on top of your classwork, you should also be preparing yourself for life after graduation -...

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How To Find Inexpensive Plane Tickets

January 3rd, 2013

Flying continues to be one of the most expensive forms of travel. While you may not stumble into the incredible deals that you could have found 10 or 15 years ago, it's still possible to bring down your final bill. If you're itching to go on vacation, there are a few techniques you'll want to try out to see if you can find cheaper tickets. 1. Be flexible. Airlines know that...

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How To Save Money on Trendy Clothing

January 3rd, 2013

There's an age-old conundrum that many of us have had a hard time negotiating - how can you keep up with the latest fashion trends without having to spend an arm and a leg? It seems like these two ideas simply can't come together. The hottest clothing must cost more money, right? Although that's certainly one way of staying up-to-date with fashion, it's by no means the only...

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Design Strategies to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

January 3rd, 2013

Attempting to put your home up for sale in the current real estate market can be especially challenging. Potential buyers are demanding more from sellers than ever before, looking for houses that offer the maximum value for the minimum price. While you might feel that your house is in good shape, you might want to consider cost-effective design strategies that will bring more...

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