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That’s no way to “spend” the holidays!

Oh, my achin’ bank account! Yes, you know how you’ll feel when you wake up late on New Year’s Day. You hear the parades on TV, and you struggle to recover in time for the football game you’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on your credit…

Students frequently ask me a variety of questions regarding the use of credit – everything from how to begin to establish credit responsibly, how to manage it, how credit scores are calculated, and so on. I’m always careful to explain … Continue reading

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Look before you leap!

One thing I always make very clear to soon-to-be college graduates is to make absolutely sure you understand everything about a particular job offer before you jump at the chance. Sure, I know what you’re thinking – lots of people … Continue reading

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So you want to be an entrepreneur?

Students frequently ask me for advice regarding starting a new business, Having been involved in a number of startups, including two this past year, I have a few general suggestions: 1. Don’t quit your day job. If you already have … Continue reading

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A change could mean good news for startup funding

Those of you who have followed my blog or possibly attended one of my seminars may recall a mention or two of crowdfunding and the impact it has had on funding various types of creative projects and other business ventures. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

Much has been written recently about the failings of our school system to provide sufficient education and training regarding financial literacy. Examples abound, but the most often cited failing is that students are not exposed what Albert Einstein once called … Continue reading

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Avoid the credit card trap!

Students occasionally ask me for advice on how to pick a credit card company. The answer, which usually gets at least an eye-roll, is that you need to do a little research. Of course, I can help with that, and … Continue reading

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They’re talking about you!

As the US economy comes slowly but surely crawling back, there has recently been some concern for the country’s future outlook, based on some interesting demographic data. Specifically, it’s the concern that millennials, that 16-34 year old age group, might … Continue reading

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The Importance of Personal Budgeting

For those of you in the Central Florida area, there is a great free seminar coming up tomorrow at Full Sail University. The presentation is on Personal Budgeting and will at 5:15PM in the Entertainment Business Auditorium on the university’s … Continue reading

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Stay away from “payday” lenders!

In counseling students on money management, I occasionally hear about using so-called “payday lenders” or installment loans. Don’t do it! A payday loan is a loan to a borrower in anticipation of paying back the loan in full when the … Continue reading

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