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Some Thoughts on Currency

We sometimes forget it, but time and love are also currencies. Photo: Sean Hering Recently, I came across this great article about Nicola Piccola, a person who went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help out with rebuilding and wound up moving there. […]

Why Your Company Culture Matters, and How to Improve It

Zappos is a prime example of fostering a strong company culture. Photo: Nate & Tilly Ritter It’s 6 a.m. and your alarm clock just went off. As you reach over to turn it off, what are you thinking? Carpe diem!? Today’s the day!? Or… Did you have a rough night of sleep?  Is your head aching? […]

Best Installment Loans for 2015

Do you know what an installment loan is? Chances are you do; in fact, you might already have one. An installment loan is simply a loan you receive as a lump sum, then pay back with fixed monthly payments for a fixed amount of time. […]

Best Installment Loans for 2015

Do you know what an installment loan is? Chances are you do; in fact, you might already have one. An installment loan is simply a loan you receive as a lump sum, then pay back with fixed monthly payments for a fixed amount of time. […]

What Do New Parents Really Need?

Before outfitting your baby from head to particularly cute toes, think about what you’ll really need. Photo: Gabi Menashe If you ask baby boomers how parenting has changed over the years, many can name a host of once-safe practices that have since been outlawed. People from my mother’s generation talk about how, as babies, they rode in the front seat of their family car without a car seat. […]

How to Handle Post-Holiday Debt

The holidays may be behind us, but many of the bills are just coming due. Photo: Timothy Tolle For most of us, the holiday season is a few weeks into the past. […]

How to Handle Post-Holiday Debt

The holidays may be behind us, but many of the bills are just coming due. Photo: Timothy Tolle For most of us, the holiday season is a few weeks into the past. […]

Tax Guide for College Students

Even if you’re the one doing the studying, your parents might be the ones benefitting from an education credit on their taxes. Photo: Parker Knight College is a huge step toward adulthood. […]

Tax Guide for College Students

Even if you’re the one doing the studying, your parents might be the ones benefitting from an education credit on their taxes. Photo: Parker Knight College is a huge step toward adulthood. […]

Coding Boot Camps: Three Months to Six Figures?

Fast-paced coding boot camps train aspiring developers hungry for high-tech skills — and a good-paying job. Photo: Plank Design The mention of coding boot camps may conjure images of helmets and laptops. […]