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Is Your Money A Mess? Clean Up With These Apps

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Whenever I visit my accountant, he makes a point of saying how sharp I am about money. So you can imagine how shocked he was after he asked me for copies of some statements recently and my response was, “Really? You [Read More]

May 30th, 2014|Job|

Teaching Kids Finance Through Tech

Getting kids interested in finance is kind of like forcing them to eat their vegetables. It’s important, it’s productive, it’s healthy, but it’s boring.  After your short, well-thought-out lecture about interest rates, they’ll run to their iPad and go back to playing games. So it’s time to bring finance to games.

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May 23rd, 2014|Fam|

Demand Rises for Smartphones with Bigger Screens

New data suggests that when it comes to smartphones, size matters. The demand for big-screen devices is soaring, and doesn’t show signs of slowing up anytime soon. According to a recent study, worldwide shipments of smartphones with five-inch screens or bigger rose 369 percent in the first three months of this year. More than [Read More]

May 22nd, 2014|Stuff|

Memorial Day BBQ on a Budget

Nothing says Memorial Day like a good old-fashioned BBQ. But these days, hosting a notable grilling party for friends and family can get expensive quick!

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Consumer Money Expert and Mint.com spokeswoman, Holly Perez, knows the importance of throwing a successful [Read More]

May 21st, 2014|Life|

How We Find And Make Life-Changing Decisions


As a marketer, I’ve heard it over and over: today, consumers have more power than ever before. Easy access to information online lets us compare thousands of products, services, and ideas. New platforms and ever-widening social networks constantly create opportunities [Read More]

May 15th, 2014|Life|

Tips for Starting a Family Budget

Getting your family’s finances to fit within a set monthly budget is no easy task, but using personal finance tools like Mint.com is one of the easiest ways to get started. Instead of writing down and accounting for each transaction manually, the software automatically categorizes your transactions, sends you alerts, makes suggestions based on your [Read More]

May 9th, 2014|Fam|

6 Reasons Why Online Shopping Beats Traditional Shopping

Online shopping is all the rage at the moment, in fact you probably always hear your friends raving about it. Now, there are two types of people, those that love online shopping and those that don’t see the point. Let’s explore some reasons for why online shopping is amazing and how it beats physically [Read More]

May 6th, 2014|Stuff|

How Tech is Enabling Holistic Care


Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that provides deep healing and works on all levels: body, mind, and emotions. Originating over 200 years ago in Germany, it is used today by over 500 million people around the world to treat chronic and acute illnesses. In Homeopathy, [Read More]

March 12th, 2014|You|

10 Ways to Save $100 Per Year

Is your budget stretched really thin right now? If so, these ten ideas will each save you at least $100 in 2014… and some could save you significantly more than that! Pick a few to try and get ready to see some extra wiggle room in your wallet this month!

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March 10th, 2014|Life|

9 Ways to Sell Your Stuff Online

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You can sell almost anything online, or at least exchange it for something of equal value. For merchants and buyers, the place to be is on the Internet, where even a home-based entrepreneur in a small town can sell to [Read More]

March 7th, 2014|Stuff|