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Four Tricks to Keep Your Food Spending at $50 a Week

Unless you have superhuman discipline, use only cash to help you stay within your budget. Photo: torbakhopper My New Year’s resolution wasn’t very glamorous. I didn’t decide to learn French or perfect certain yoga poses or save the world one good deed at a time. […]

How One Social Media Mistake Can Wreck Your Financial Future

Once you click ‘send’ or post something online, you have lost control of your words, and making them disappear later is next to impossible. More than 100 years before Facebook was conceived in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Mark Twain, one of America’s most beloved authors, offered some words of wisdom that make a lot of sense for social media users today: “It is better to keep your mouth closed and […]

How One Social Media Mistake Can Wreck Your Financial Future

Once you click ‘send’ or post something online, you have lost control of your words, and making them disappear later is next to impossible. More than 100 years before Facebook was conceived in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Mark Twain, one of America’s most beloved authors, offered some words of wisdom that make a lot of sense for social media users today: “It is better to keep your mouth closed and […]

Don’t Forget to Deduct…

You can deduct moving expenses if you relocate more than 50 miles for your first job. Photo: Kai Schreiber The tax-preparation chain H&R Block is running a commercial this year that invites Americans to “get their billions back.” But what exactly does it mean? The overwhelming majority (84%) of Americans who e-filed a tax return last year received a refund, according to the IRS. […]

Don’t Forget to Deduct…

You can deduct moving expenses if you relocate more than 50 miles for your first job. Photo: Kai Schreiber The tax-preparation chain H&R Block is running a commercial this year that invites Americans to “get their billions back.” But what exactly does it mean? The overwhelming majority (84%) of Americans who e-filed a tax return last year received a refund, according to the IRS. […]

Developing an Internal Yardstick for Fulfillment

The single most powerful personal finance book I’ve ever read is Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin’s Your Money or Your Life. The book powerfully explains the connection between personal happiness and fulfillment and one’s personal finances. One section of the book that I found particularly powerful begins on page 112 of the most recent paperback version of the book. […]

Developing an Internal Yardstick for Fulfillment

The single most powerful personal finance book I’ve ever read is Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin’s Your Money or Your Life. The book powerfully explains the connection between personal happiness and fulfillment and one’s personal finances. One section of the book that I found particularly powerful begins on page 112 of the most recent paperback version of the book. […]

Why You Don’t Need a Business Degree to Start a Business

Plenty of teenagers run successful businesses without so much as a high school degree. Photo: Sean Hobson “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain Do you need a business degree to know how to run a business? Most of the business lessons that have helped me become successful as an entrepreneur were not learned in college. […]

Why You Don’t Need a Business Degree to Start a Business

Plenty of teenagers run successful businesses without so much as a high school degree. Photo: Sean Hobson “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain Do you need a business degree to know how to run a business? Most of the business lessons that have helped me become successful as an entrepreneur were not learned in college. […]