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Retirement Tweets-Retirement Help Right Now

Retirement Tweets-Retirement Help Right Now

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Retirement Solutions from Twitter I just returned from my Ohio where my sis and I gave my mom an 85th birthday party. Surrounded by 30 of her vital and active friends, I thought a lot about retirement. Most of Mom’s friends are retired, although not all. And the media headlines are filled with retirement news; for example, “American’s don’t have enough money saved for retirement”, is common one. Yet, in a recent U.S.A. Today article, “Many Americans Fear Going Broke in Retirement”  I noticed in the airport, there was a conversation reporting that although many Americans don’t feel they...

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The Positive and Negative Impacts of Globalization; Financial and Other Implications

The Positive and Negative Impacts of Globalization; Financial and Other Implications

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Financial, Economic, and Societal Consequences of Globalization The global economy continues to be in the forefront of the media. In a McKinnon and Thurm Wall Street Journal article, “U.S. Firms Move Abroad to Cut Taxes“, several U.S. companies are profiled as they move their headquarters abroad to save on taxes. This particular cost cutting strategy impacts consumers as lower taxes for a corporation leads to greater profits which can be used to stabilize consumer prices. Globalization has massive impacts on our economy and society at large, both good and bad.   Impacts of Globalization Economies of Scale-This well known economics...

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Cyber Monday-Carnival of Personal Finance #431

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Take a break from shopping to get money smart at this week’s Cyber Monday Carnival of Personal Finance. Coming from a financially conservative background, we never went overboard with holiday gifts. And now that our daughter is older, that tradition continues. We bought her a watch (Hello Kitty) and went  to visit my parents. We had a great time and the gifts were secondary to the experience of being with family. (Too sappy?) Back to the Gifts I used to be somewhat negative about the new technology, thinking it was a bit “too much”. But, I’m a convert. I...

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Three Things You Need to Manage in Your Online Business

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If you are contemplating starting, or have already started, an online business, you’re in good company. Today, there are so many websites and platforms available for offering your products or services for sale, your biggest challenge will be figuring out where to begin. There are some aspects of running a business that are common to both online and brick-and-mortar stores, and some that are unique to selling as a part of the growing world of ecommerce. According to the Wall Street Journal, 70 percent of entrepreneurs use their own funding to start their business. Give your business the good...

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On Line Gambling Can be Low Cost Fun

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Discount Gambling Tips My family are long time visitors to Las Vegas, the gambling capitol of the U.S.A. We are not big gamblers, actually, we are the worst consumers ever for casinos. That is because we take advantage of the deep discounts offered to visitors and barely gamble at all. The casinos expect that visitors will drop lots of cash at the tables or in the slots. The casino tips and strategy are lost on us. We go to Vegas for the cheap buffets, attractions, and affordable hotel rooms.     We benefit from the low cost room rates...

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HOW DOES ATTENDING A PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE GROW WEALTH?

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Fincon 2013-Where Personal Finance Website Publishers, Bloggers, and Freelancers Get Noticed & Links I’ve been attending professional conferences for as long as I’ve been employed. First as a realtor, next as a university administrator and career counselor, and now as a personal finance website publisher. Heck, I even go with my husband to his professional conferences. The contacts and benefits I’ve made far outweigh any out of pocket expenses. I’ve been to the inaugural Fincon in 2011 in Chicago, last year’s Fincon in Denver, and I’m speaking this year on Investing at Fincon 2013 in St. Louis. The benefits...

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