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5 Tips to Get Rich and Build Wealth

5 Tips to Get Rich and Build Wealth

By in Automatic Saving, Make Money, Saving, Tips, Wealth | 24 comments

Get Rich and Build Wealth One Step at a Time    I remember, decades ago, scrimping and saving for the future. Living well beneath our moderate salary and saving and investing for the future. Decades later, the results are astounding. During the life of our family, we made hard decisions. We focused on slashing the costs of the big ticket items, such as our home and cars, as well as the smaller ones: Moved to a lower cost of living area while raising our family Eating in, bringing our lunches instead of eating out Driving our cars for decades...

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Best Negotiating Story Ever – Leads to More Money

Best Negotiating Story Ever – Leads to More Money

By in Make Money, Saving, Tips, Wealth | 13 comments

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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The Presidential Conventions, Trump, Clinton and Your Money News

The Presidential Conventions, Trump, Clinton and Your Money News

By in Economics, Links, Wealth | 1 comment

Who Is Best For Your Money? Trump or Clinton The real life presidential race drama on CNN, MSNBC and Fox is becoming more compelling than television drama. Are you wondering if your investments will grow more under a Trump or Clinton presidency?Not to get too far off the finance track, today we’ll look at how your money may be impacted by the upcoming presidential competition. A variety of sources weigh in on the impact of politics on your investments. In fact, I was so curious about the topic I wrote a few words about politics and invesment returns as...

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Do You Really Need a Rolex?

By in Saving, Wealth | 20 comments

“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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5 Inspiring Warren Buffett Investing Quotes

5 Inspiring Warren Buffett Investing Quotes

By in Investing, Mind and Money, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Stocks, Tips, Wealth | 1 comment

Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors of our time. According to BusinessInsider‘s Andy Kiersz, in “Here’s How Rich You’d Be if You’d Invested $1,000 in Buffett Way Back When”, $1,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway in 1964, would be worth about $11.6 million today. This information uses the 1964 share price of $19 and the February 27, 2015 closing price of $221,180 for Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A). With the more recent closing share price of $194,620 (September 25, 2015) you’d still be rich. I don’t know about you, but this type of information doesn’t particularly cheer...

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5 Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

5 Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

By in Guest Post, Tips, Wealth | 2 comments

Wallet-Happy Gifts Dad Will Love! By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise Father’s Day is always a difficult holiday to shop for because my father is one of those “don’t get me anything” types. While this would make for a very frugal Father’s Day indeed, I still enjoy finding ways to let my dad know I appreciate him. Realistically, there are no Perfect Father’s Day Gifts yet, there may be gifts which are just right for your dad. The following gifts go beyond the cliché necktie or slippers for dad, while keeping your wallet full and giving dad something he’ll enjoy. 1....

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