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Best Negotiating Story Ever – Leads to More Money

Best Negotiating Story Ever – Leads to More Money

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Brian, the guy who cuts our grass began his conversation with me, “You look lovely today Ms. Friedberg.” 1. Great move to start with a compliment Upon inquiring about Brian’s well being, he mentioned that he’s not doing too well due to his case of poison ivy. 2. Garner sympathy He went on to comment about the two big brown patches in our yard where some trees were recently removed. Genially, he offered, “I have everything in my truck today to reseed the bare areas. I’m looking to offer you more services and help keep your lawn beautiful.” 3. Ask for what you want...

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Learn the Secret to Wealth With a Few Simple Mind Tweaks

Learn the Secret to Wealth With a Few Simple Mind Tweaks

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My Personal Turn-Around Story Which Ultimately Led to Wealth Growing up, I had a low self-esteem. Realistically, there was nothing wrong with me. I had two loving parents, a sister, a home, a dog and plenty of friends and relatives. I was intelligent enough and did well in school. But, most of the time, I didn’t think I measured up. I didn’t think I was pretty enough, smart enough — or rich enough. So, what do these insecurities have to do with saving money? Find out how your mind can trick you into thinking that having lots of things...

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Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Fourth of July + Maybe Build Wealth By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise The Fourth of July is one of the highlights of summer for me. The holiday almost always includes a cookout, fireworks, and time spent with family around a campfire with marshmallows. This year, July 4th is on a Monday. This means three full days of potential festivities and cheap 4th of July fun! However, getting crazy on this patriotic holiday can cost a lot if you are not careful. Save some money with these frugal tips for a fun-filled holiday weekend. 7...

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The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas That Rock!

The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas That Rock!

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The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas, Gifts and Activities So much is made of Mom and Mother’s Day, and it seems like Dads get the short shrift. But, don’t forget about Dad, and make his day super with these best Father’s Day ideas, gifts and activities. Dad deserves the Best Father’s Day! We have our family roles clearly honed after decades of marriage and our daughter benefits from the uniqueness of Dad’s contribution to the family as much as she does mine. As El Carino is in the “helping field”, contrary to convention, he’s the emotional/feeling compass of the...

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8 Financial Moves College Graduates Should Make Now

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Guest Columnist, Andrea Woroch The number of Americans receiving associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees in 2016 totals over 3.5 million, a collective achievement worth celebrating. However, the dark cloud of student debt looms above the festivities this year, with the average debt amounting to just over $37,000 — a record high — according to recent reports. While the standard payback period for bachelor degree student loans is 10 years, the average person spends about two decades paying off their college debts due to lifestyle changes including marriage, children, home-ownership and more. To avoid becoming part of this...

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Do You Really Need a Rolex?

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“Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.” Walt Whitman Walt Whitman would fit in well with the “simplicity-frugal movement” of today. And the famous Walden Pond, by Thoreau inspired me to appreciate the simplest pleasures in life. Both Whitman and Thoreau’s writing exude self possession, contentment, and the joy of living. This may sound a bit idealistic, but in the last reality, isn’t it really what most of us look for; wealth in life, not just money. Do You Really Need a Rolex, Sharlene? A friend of mine, Sharlene really wants a Rolex watch. The prices start in the range of $10,000. The one in...

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