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Important and sometimes irreverent personal finance tips, strategies, and stories to educate, amuse, and motivate. It’s a big job, but someone has to do it!

Inherited Money: Blessing or Curse?

INHERITED MONEY… How would you feel about a sudden windfall? Most people think that they would be delighted to inherit a pile of money…wouldn’t you?  An unexpected increase in your assets could go a long way toward paying off debts, taking a vacation, and generally raising your standard of living. When you process it a…

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Beneficiary Bonanza?

Unless you keep your beneficiary information updated, the bonanza might go to the wrong person! I am constantly hearing horrific stories of assets not flowing as intended by the deceased, so pay attention.  If you have named beneficiaries, and then experienced a ‘life event’, there could be big surprises down the road. To put it…

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Hurricanes, Charity and Scams

Hurricanes, Charity, and Scams The Best and the Worst Show Up We’ve all been watching the devastation of hurricane Matthew with concern for loved ones and empathy for all of those who have been affected.  Many of us will feel called to help in whatever way we can.  Such disasters bring out the best in…

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Credit Card Offers: How to Play and WIN!

Should I accept this credit card offer? A client recently asked me to help her decide which credit cards offers were worth pursuing.  We had an off-hand discussion about it, but her question got me thinking.  I thought I would share my credit card philosophy with my readers.  With the tightening of credit after the…

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What If I Died?

What If I Died? Using a Daily Money Manager to Plan Like There’s No Tomorrow   Sixty percent of Americans have not done any estate planning.  If you have ever been or talked to the executor of a poorly planned, undocumented estate, then you know that this is not what you want to do to…

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Travel Tips for the Prepared

Travel Tips for the Prepared Ways to Save Time and Money Having just done some travelling myself, I thought I would share with you some tips that you might not think about until a travel crisis occurs.  Thankfully, we didn’t experience any major problems but you can never be too prepared, especially when travelling abroad.…

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Where Did I Put My Glasses?

FROM NORMAL STRESS TO OVERWHELMED Even the most organized among us have been there.  You walk into a room, get distracted by something, and forget why you were there in the first place.  You put something aside in a ‘special place’, and then can’t find it later when you desperately need it.  It happens. But…

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Medicare Fraud Prevention: It’s up to YOU

Medicare has lost billions of dollars due to fraud at all levels.  Medicaid expenditures total $415 billion annually, and Medicare pays out $600 billion a year.  According to The Economist, about $98 billion of it represents fraudulent payments.  Want to know how to help stem the tide that ultimately flows from all of our pockets…

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