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Ron Burgundy Can’t Deduct His Wardrobe Costs, but the UPS Guy Can

Job openings in the U.S. are at an all-time high. As the latest crop of first-time workers get hired, they need a business wardrobe. The universal question is — Can I deduct my wardrobe costs? Since you need to wear clothing anyway, there is no...

How to Spend a Million Dollars

I read once that the typical windfall is spent within 18 months. No matter how big the inheritance, bonus, tax refund, lottery win, or lawsuit settlement, people think they're richer than they really are and the money is soon gone. I thought I...

How Do You Know if You're Financially Free

Being debt free doesn’t have to be just a fantasy. Find out what financial freedoms really means and how you can get there.

What Do Millionaires Know That We Don’t?

Millionaires aren't exactly rare. One in 12 US households now has a net worth of $1 million or more not counting the value of their primary residence, according to the latest Spectrem Group survey. Yet myths about millionaires still abound:...

10 Maternity Leave Myths — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt

This week, the Supreme Court heard the case of Peggy Young, who says she was forced into unpaid leave from her UPS job in 2006 — because she was pregnant. Young reportedly presented a note from her doctor saying that given her pregnancy, she...

10 Common Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

If you’re not saving money, maybe you tell yourself it’s because you just “can’t afford” to set money aside right now. (Not true.) If you’re splurging on items you actually can’t afford, maybe you tell yourself that excessive credit card debt is...

It's Time To Get Personal With Your Banker

Relationship building is crucial when working with your personal banker. Here’s how.

The Holidays Are Prime Time for ID Theft

Our shopping habits put us at greater risk for identity theft during the holidays. We’re doing more shopping online, using our debit cards more frequently, and even applying for new lines of credit to snap up special offers. This all leads to one...

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