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Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bank

03/30/2012

It is embarrassing to admit, but for years I was terrified of banks. There is actually a technical term for this phobia. [. . .]

STEALTH INFLATION: The Case of the Missing Sausage

03/28/2012

Doesn’t it really annoy you to discover that the manufacturer has reduced the weight of your favorite box of cookies or brand of coffee as a sneaky way of raising the price? This is truly stealth inflation . [. . .]

Reduce Paper & Go Green When Spring Cleaning

03/27/2012

Tax season can be taxing but you can do a lot of spring cleaning in the process. If you’re like me, you’ve got stacks and stacks of papers that you don’t need and they are just creating a huge mess! [. . .]

Get the Most Tax Savings Out of Your HSA

03/23/2012

If you have a health plan with a health savings account (HSA), there’s still time to maximize your tax savings for 2011! You have until April 17, 2012 to make contributions that can be deducted from your 2011 taxes. [. . .]

Choosing a Great Restaurant is Similar to Choosing a Great Banker

03/19/2012

Imagine you are walking into a restaurant that is noted for great service and amazing food in a town or city where there are tons of choices. You drove a little further, perhaps you are prepared to pay a little more, and [. . .]

How to Make Your Home Equity Work for You

03/14/2012

Did you know you can take out a home equity loan or line of credit to finance for things other than home improvement projects? [. . .]

Home is Where the Value Is

03/12/2012

For most Americans, owning a home is part of the “American Dream”. It is also one of the largest expenses and biggest investments you can make in your life. [. . .]

I’m Thrifty and I Know It

03/09/2012

I am proud to proclaim that I am a thrifty individual.  I am not embarrassed to say that my family is on a tight budget. We have some lofty goals and dreams and we will achieve them. [. . .]

Balancing your Checking Account in the Digital Age

03/07/2012

It’s the age of technology, and many people aren’t writing checks, but swiping plastic and checking their balance online. [. . .]

Rules of The Road for Small Businesses

03/05/2012

Running a small business is a lot like driving a car. There are many rules of the road. Operating a business in a challenged economy, facing increased competition and lack of focus can make it very difficult for owners to... [. . .]

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