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Be an informed consumer

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while have at least occasionally had a taste of my every-so-often rants about the ridiculous fees that banks charge. The fact is that the typical bank customer seeking to earn … Continue reading

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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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This year, don’t be a financial turkey!

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it’s a tough time to be preaching moderation! And of course, we’ll be doing it all over again next month, gorging ourselves in the name of friends and family, as will the rest … Continue reading

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Avoid the F Bomb

Now that the presidential election is behind us, the focus of our country and its politicians turns to our very precarious financial condition. No, we are not like Greece or Spain or other countries whose financial condition has them teetering … Continue reading

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What? You want me to work for free?

Students frequently ask me about the value of internships, both paid and unpaid. I’ve seen dozens of company executives, industry leaders, celebrities and graduates visit our campus, many of whom offer the same advice regarding internships – take every opportunity … Continue reading

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First things first!

In counseling college students regarding getting starting in investing, there are generally two things I have noticed that tend to become obstacles to financial success. The first is the age-old issue of failing to take the first step and get … Continue reading

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OMG! They’re at it again!

Other than the continuous political back and forth, the big news this week that is sure to impact your personal finances is what is happening with bank fees. Those of you who may have followed this blog for a while … Continue reading

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Be Ready to Move!

Again today we heard news of yet another dismal jobs report, as our economy moves toward a recovery at a snails pace. Politics aside, it will take quite a while for the U.S. economy to recover fully, and that is … Continue reading

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All Sharks Don’t Live in the Ocean

In counseling with college students about managing their money, I frequently encounter some disturbing patterns, some of which can be avoided with proper planning. I’m no guru, and the advice I dispense is generally just stating the obvious, but in … Continue reading

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You can’t hide from the law (of economics).

I’m certainly no economics teacher, but when I explain to students how the global economy affects their daily lives, sometimes it really opens their eyes to how interconnected we all are and how some basic economic principles impact us. If … Continue reading

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