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Star Money Articles for the Week of November 28

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money lists his worst money mistakes.  The Retirement Manifesto shares the best money advice ever received.  Our Financial Path says shopping makes you happy. Coach Carson suggests we all slow down. Finally, my book of the week is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Haven't read it yet but I'm dying to!!! Have a G […]

Higher Paying States Do Not Make Up for Higher Costs

The Business Insider lists the best and worst states to make a living. The summary of their findings: Not all states are created equal when it comes to making a living. […]

Three Steps to Building Wealth

Investopedia lists three simple steps to building wealth as follows: You need to make it. This means that before you can begin to save or invest, you need to have a long-term source of income that's sufficient enough to have some left over after you've covered your necessities. You need to save it. […]

How to Practice Interviews

Fast Company lists seven steps you need for your next interview. They suggest you practice your interviews in advance and even video tape them. The details: There’s no better way to practice an interview than actually doing an interview, so get a friend or family member to help you. […]

Thoughts from a Millionaire Couple

Dave Ramsey shares the story of a millionaire couple. Here are the highlights: Jeff and Dee of Atlanta have a net worth of $2.8 million. But they didn’t win the lottery. They became wealthy after decades of smart saving and sensible spending. When he began working as a computer technician decades ago, Jeff’s salary was just $13,000. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of November 21

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money wonders about the definition of financial independence.  PoF defines a new financial term. Investment Zen says it's dangerous to be financially average.  Budgets are Sexy turned down $1 million and started financial forums. Life and My Finances tells how to choose from investment options. Finally, my book of the week is The […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to wish you and your family a blessed and very happy Thanksgiving. May we all take a break from talking about money and focus on the things that really make us thankful. Have a great, relaxing, joyful, thankful day! […]

How to Prepare Interview Answers

Fast company lists seven steps you need for your next interview. Here's what they say about preparing your interview answers: Remember, your goal in the job interview is to show how you can make a positive impact on the company. […]

Turns Out a Car Wash is Not So Hands-Off

Not too long ago I posted 5 Part-Time Jobs That Are Perfect for Retirees.  One job listed was "business owner" to which I commented: I've considered buying a "hands off" business like a car wash or vending machine company (and let my son run it). […]

Five Signs You're Spending Too Much in Retirement

Investopedia lists five signs you're spending too much in retirement as follows: 1. You don’t know how much you should be spending.2. You're spending more than 6% of your savings per year.3. You're paying too much to service your debts.4. You're displaying evidence of a “cut loose” mindset.5. […]