Budget

The last week of November means more than turkey day… or at least it should.  In between holiday events and activities make time to take care of these four financial deadlines. 1. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).  Many employers offer a medical FSA and/or dependent care FSA.  If you have either of these make sure you spend the funds on or […]

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Everybody loves a good deal, right?  I sure do, but have become pickier about which ones to jump on as I focus on becoming debt-free.  That pesky student loan has got to go! I’ev shared bargains with coworkers, friends and family but realized I left out an important group – you!  (Yes, I do have readers that aren’t […]

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  Last week I received an email from Amazon introducing Amazon Payphraseand inviting me to create my own Payphrase.  It sounded so simple and useful.  As they noted in the first sentence, I’m “a frequent Amazon.com shopper”.  I wasn’t happy about that point since I’ve really cut down my online shopping the past six months.  […]

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Most of the time I’m proud to be a Californian.  Not so much this year. My last paycheck was lower than normal.  A benefit of being salaried is there there isn’t much fluctuation with pay and I didn’t have a pay cut.   It wasn’t a surprise because my company warned us.  I have the State of California […]

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 Wednesday is Veterans Day which is an annual day to honor and remember those who have served in the US Military.  This day was formally identified as a holiday in 1919 to note the one year anniversary of the end of the “war to end all wars”…World War One.  Unfortunately this was not the war to end […]

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