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Is Your Charity Skimming the Money You Give Them?

If a charity is skimming money off the books, then it isn’t going to be a charity for very long. But that isn’t the type of skimming I’m referring to. As we approach the 4th quarter of the year, the number of end-of-year solicitations is going to increase in your […]

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How to Get A Pay Raise Without Asking Your Boss!

How would you like a pay raise without asking your boss for a raise?  Prior to the 1980s, if you worked for a company, your company likely paid into a defined pension plan for you. This worked well since this offered a fixed amount of income from the time you […]

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Want To Improve Your Credit Rating?

Why do you keep hearing about credit ratings and how important those scores are?  In the same way that companies and even governments are rated on how likely they are to pay back money loaned to them, individuals are also rated by their risk to lenders.  In corporations, the rating […]

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Check Fraud Scams Are Fleecing Young People

In this post I will focus on check fraud scams and for a reason you might not think.  When we think of scams, we tend to think about trying to give older adults the tools they need to avoid being the victim. In fact, in the Tri-Tips newsletter a scam is […]

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Teaching Children About Money Management

Money.  It’s a topic that is often difficult to discuss because we tend to not want to talk about our income and expenses with people.  Children are people too, but this is not an area where you want to open up the household books to them right away. Money Management […]

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Your Parent’s Furnishings Are Worth What!?

In another post, I talked about downsizing while you or your parents are still able. As baby boomer’s parents (and boomers themselves) start to downsize, the question becomes what to do with all the furniture that has to go? Can you get any money by selling those furnishings? The realistic […]

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How to Find Lost Money – For Free

Do you remember every financial account you’ve had over the years?  Have you moved around a fair amount?  Surprisingly, someone might want to give you some lost money back, but they don’t know how to find you!  Seriously, that’s the case with money or property in accounts where the institution […]

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