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Tracking Down College Scholarships


We hear often from parents, "I'd love for my son/daughter to get accepted to their dream school...but I'm very nervous about how to pay for it."


Even if you're in a more comfortable income bracket, scholarships can go a long way to making the college-going years less of a financial burden. Here are our top tips on getting started:


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Women Starting Over


How to take charge of your financial future



Women are more educated, earn higher incomes and have a more powerful role in the workplace than women of previous generations. But in spite of this progress, 90 percent of women say they feel financially insecure, according to the 2007 Allianz Women, Money and Power Study. The vast majority of women will need ... Continue reading Women Starting Over

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Love & Money

According to a Pew research report, the percentage of married women making more money than their husbands has gone up to 22%--sixteen points higher then in 1970. Read what AV Flox, a blogger on the BlogHer network, has to say about that in her post, Does Money Make a Man More Attractive? Income Disparity in Love

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Take Steps to Prepare for the Cost of a Bigger Family


A couple's decision to start a family leads to one of the most significant periods of transition in their lives. Along with a host of new responsibilities comes the financial impact that children have on a household. This is not something to be taken lightly. You may be focused on immediate expenses like diapers, booties and baby food, but that's just the start. By some estimates, ... Continue reading Take Steps to Prepare for the Cost of a Bigger Family

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Investing in You: Tips for Financing an Advanced Degree


by Christina Boyd, Merrill Lynch Senior Financial Advisor in Wayzata, Minn.


As a busy mother of two, I understand that it is easy to put off things that seem like a luxury--like going back to school. But it's important to keep in mind that an advanced degree is an investment, and it can yield significant returns.


For many, the main obstacle to overco ... Continue reading Investing in You: Tips for Financing an Advanced Degree

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Summer Project: Your Family's Finances


by Christina Boyd, Merrill Lynch Senior Financial Advisor in Wayzata, MN


Getting a hold of your family's finances may seem like a daunting task, especially in these economic times. But it is important that we all take time to evaluate our family's financial footing so we can make smart choices about our saving and spending - especially now.

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Helping Your Teen Deal with Credit


by Katriena Knights


It's a fact in American society--credit is a way of life. While some people have sworn off credit cards, the majority of us still depend on our plastic to pay for everything from everyday groceries to large, special purchases.


However, it's also a fact that the majority of Americans are drowning in credit card debt. ... Continue reading Helping Your Teen Deal with Credit

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Teaching Kids Lessons Beyond Dollars and Cents


To say that money matters have been getting a lot of attention as of late is an understatement. It's hard to turn on the television, read a newspaper or surf the Web without the topic coming up in one form or another. While many of us have grown used to the constant chatter, it might not be the case for children.


Given the economic crisis, now, more than ever, it's ... Continue reading Teaching Kids Lessons Beyond Dollars and Cents

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Americans Lack Adequate Economic & Financial Knowledge

A recent survey by the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Literacy (Econ4U.org) revealed an urgent need for increased education on personal finance and economic issues.


The survey found an overwhelming number of Americans are unable to answer some of the most basic questions about borrowing, interest rates and even simple math. What's more, many people admitted to ... Continue reading Americans Lack Adequate Economic & Financial Knowledge

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Financial Woes: How to Talk to Kids When Money is Tight


Everybody's talking about money these days: House prices are going down; more families are facing foreclosure on their mortgages; gas prices, energy prices, and grocery bills are all going up -- and uncertainty over when things will take a turn for the better is making everyone tighten their belts.


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Marriage Alert! Can Your Relationship Survive the Financial Crisis?


by Richard Nicastro


When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl


You don't need me to tell you about the dire state of the American economy and the reverberations being felt around the world. While you're probably well aware of how this is directly impacting your bank a ... Continue reading Marriage Alert! Can Your Relationship Survive the Financial Crisis?

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Strategies to Beat the Economic Slump


With high gas prices and unemployment rates soaring, we can all agree that the economy is struggling. Even in tough economic times, there are some simple things each of us can do to make a difference in our lives. Especially if questions like these are being asked:


When will prices change? Why doesn't my job pay me more? Who is responsible for the current economic ... Continue reading Strategies to Beat the Economic Slump

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Sex in the City--Statistics


By Julie Burton & C.J. Renner

A hit TV show (and soon to be movie) about four women who spend most of their time gossiping and forever questing to find that perfect pair of heels - what are we teaching our young women? But wait, underneath all that dishing and shopping, there's something large at work...Sex in the City highlights the economic power of women!

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5 Key Personal Finance Problems - Which One Do You Want to Overcome?


By Bruce Hokin


Personal financial problems can rob you of happiness and contentment. Learning about these key issues now can save you years of heartache later on. It's your life - why not enjoy it? You can take control of your personal finances by applying the lessons listed below.


Problem 1. Spending Without Knowing Your Limits
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Tax Tips, Updates, and More

By Doreen Carter

Its tax time and everyone is looking for deductions that would ensure them a refund or at least reduce their tax liability. From charitable contributions to hiring one of your children to work in your business is available to you through the IRS tax code. You just need to know how. Well, I have identified a few tax tips and changes that may actually help you ... Continue reading Tax Tips, Updates, and More

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Using E-Government

By Elizabeth Wasserman

Alice Marshall admits to being a procrastinator. She's always registering her car or paying her taxes at the very last minute. That's why Marshall, who runs a busy public relations agency in Virginia, is so ecstatic that more and more government services are now offered over the Internet.

"It's one less trip you have to make, one less th ... Continue reading Using E-Government

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Social Security and Today's Mother

By Kristin Maschka

What mothers don't know about Social Security can hurt them

On October 15, 2000, I walked away from a half million dollars in Social Security retirement income. That's the day my daughter was born and the day I left the workforce to care for her.

Moms are busy people, and learning about the intricacies of the Social Security pr ... Continue reading Social Security and Today's Mother

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