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Broke or Broken?

broke or broken
 If you read yesterday's blog post 'There Is No Such Thing as “Extra Money” Anymore', most of America is broke, or in the process of getting there. Would you rather be broke or broken? See, I'd take broke over broken any day of the week.  Broke or Broken? Someone who is broke has too small a paycheck, or maybe no paycheck...

April is Double Your Income Month!

Double Your Income
 April is Double Your Income Month. My friends, my clients, and everyone I know are doing this. Join the party and get rich with us. We are going to double our income next month in front of your very eyes. This blog is going to explain to you how to take the first steps. Double Your Income You might say, “What-...

Stop playing Angry Birds on your phone and get more money

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 For those of you who read my "Broke or Broken" blog yesterday, it’s clear that starting your own business, either full or part time, is the best way to get more money. Why doesn’t everyone do it? “But Sara,” you say, “I can’t start a business!” Here are the mental objections that you are probably voicing in your head,...

I’m Yelling for Yellen

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 Janet Yellen is one sharp senorita - but boy has she got a tough job to do. The Federal Reserve Chair has got to contend with a republican-controlled Congress who doesn’t think she got the memo about how much better the economy has been doing lately. So they’re going to pressure her to raise interest rates. But she isn’t convinced...

There Is No Such Thing as ‘Extra Money’ Anymore

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 Have you ever heard someone say, 'I’m just doing this job on the side to make extra money.' Or, have you ever said something like this to yourself? 'Geez, I wish I could make some extra money somehow.'  There Is No Such Thing as 'Extra Money' Anymore  Let’s face it…there is no such thing as 'extra money' anymore. Years after the...

Why Snoop Dogg Should be a Portfolio Manager

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 PortfolioWhat's wrong with Wall Street's portfolio managers? The numbers govern everything - at the expense of common sense. They just don't keep it real...like Snoop Dog. Ask any multi-platinum rapper what determines a business's success or failure and s/he won't say "DCF valuation" , "price to book ratio" or "the p/e ratio." If Snoop Dog were a portfolio manager,...

Will You Marry Me – Assuming Your Credit Score is Above 700?

What is marriage? After the honeymoon ends and reality sets in (and let’s be real, it always does eventually!), marriage is a business transaction. It should be approached with sobriety or pain can result. This newsletter, written jointly with tax advisor and trusted colleague R. John Smith, informs readers of what they really need to know before closing the...

You Can’t Eat the Prada Bag

Unless the numbers change, a multitude of GenXers will probably be forced to accept a lower standard of living in their retirement than their seven younger decades. Currently less than half of Gen X has saved $100k to prepare for the escalating costs of future life. With the rising costs of medical care, those expenditures will be large. The recession...

Personal Finance Tips So You Don’t Hijack Your Parents’ Flight

Parents will never say it, but in their elder years is when they need your love, caring, and support the most. Be there for them. Show them the same love that they did by being on time to pick you up from soccer practice in the station wagon. Don’t try to hijack their finances, though. You’ve got to be...

Personal Finance Tip – Forget 529 and Pay Uncle Sam

If you love your kids, read this blog about why 529 plans aren’t really the best possible way to send them to college. Here are the three reasons why I would rather have clients forgo the tax benefit, pay Uncle Sam, and invest elsewhere.Many well-intending Gen Xers many resort to the popular 529 plans as a means of saving...

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