Archive for February 23, 2007

How To Retire Young And Escape A Mid-Life Crisis

get married, have some kids and pay off the mortgage. If everything goes well, we will then retire somewhere sunny playing bridge and golf everyday. Many people will also go through painful episodes of divorce and/or bankruptcy.

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Joe Versus The Joneses

The expression “keeping up with the Joneses” was first coined by the cartoonist Arthur R. (”Pop”) Momand in his once highly popular comic strip entitled, ‘keeping up with the Joneses’. Launched in 1913, the comic strip ran in American newspapers for over 28 years. The inspiration for the comic strip came directly from Pop’s experiences in his former hometown of Cedarhurst, New York where friends and neighbors were living well beyond their means in their eternal quest to keep up with their well-to-do acquaintances.

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Three Ways To Harness Your Emotions To Raise Your Credit Score

Many people think that credit scores are only about managing money and debt well. But more and more people are starting to realize the importance of harnessing their emotions in order to control their money and eventually to raise their credit score. In fact, in recent years there has been an awareness on the link between our emotions and our money – that is, how our financial health is affected by our emotions.

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Save Money by Not Using Credit Cards

Save money by not using credit cards is an option if you are on a budget and finding yourself in debt. Credit cards often come with steep interest rates, which if you roll over your payments to the following month additional interest are added. In addition, most credit cards charge fees for using the cards, or will charge you interest on each purchase you make.

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