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Ask the Readers: How do you challenge your financial status quo?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. While the rest of our group galloped up the mountain in Haiti, I was stuck at a flat area partway up with two other people in our party who just couldn’t make it another step: a man who was pushing 80 and another guy who was overweight. […]

Recognizing economic seasons: recovery and growth

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part II in a four-part series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. Part I is Understanding economic cycles: An introduction. Part III is The fall and winter seasons of the economic cycle. […]

Recognizing economic seasons: recovery and growth

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part II in a series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. […]

Understanding economic cycles: An introduction

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part I in a four-part series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. Part II is Recognizing economic seasons: recovery and growth. Part III is The fall and winter seasons of the economic cycle. […]

Understanding economic cycles: An introduction

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. […]

10 tips for when you can’t find a job

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. For the last few months, I’ve been talking about various aspects of job-hunting. But what do you do if you can’t find a job? OK, you can start with cutting your budget to the bone and applying for public assistance programs if you are eligible. But what next? Well, as with many things, the short answer is: It depends. On what, you may ask? […]

10 tips for when you can’t find a job

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. For the last few months, I’ve been talking about various aspects of job-hunting. But what do you do if you can’t find a job? OK, you can start with cutting your budget to the bone and applying for public assistance programs if you are eligible. But what next? Well, as with many things, the short answer is: It depends. On what, you may ask? […]

Ask the Readers: Have you ever opened a retirement account to reduce your taxes?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. As we finished up our tax return this year, it turned out that we owed. Great. We don’t have to scrape the money together. We had planned for the extra liability when an unexpected consulting gig came together for my husband at the end of 2014. But nonetheless, it stings when you have to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service. […]

Ask the Readers: Have you ever opened a retirement account to reduce your taxes?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. As we finished up our tax return this year, it turned out that we owed. Great. We don’t have to scrape the money together. We had planned for the extra liability when an unexpected consulting gig came together for my husband at the end of 2014. But nonetheless, it stings when you have to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service. […]

Investigating a potential employer: Using financial metrics to protect your future

This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. There is much to consider before you decide to join a company. Of course it is important to understand the company culture, the workload, management style, performance expectations, pay and benefits. But you will also want to be sure that a prospective employer is viable. […]