Going green – 5 home habits to save you money

November 5, 2014

(A pic from the bayou in NOLA.  One of the greenest places I’ve ever seen) Everyone loves saving money, right?  I don’t know about you but I will save $1 absolutely anywhere and everywhere I can.  I will walk several blocks in the rain to avoid paying ATM fees, I will overstuff my luggage and […]

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Six Unique Ways to Save On Groceries

November 4, 2014

Hi All, Its been a while since I last read up about how to save money on groceries.  In fact, the last time I clipped coupons it was literally sitting in front of the newspaper with a pair of scissors cutting out the ones that you wanted to use.  Well, that’s become old school.  Evidently, […]

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We finally cut our cable bill

November 3, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Guess what?  I’m coming at you with good news today because we finally cut our cable bill.  For years you have been listening to me whine about the expensive cost of our monthly cable bill with expensive sports packages and 900 channels when we only watch about 50.   Well all that’s in […]

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Wealthfront Taking Off

November 2, 2014

Hi Guys, File this under “good to know if you’re shopping for a stockbroker”…but internet based financial services firm Wealthfront has recently surpassed a billion dollars in assets. Since financial services firms don’t magically make money, it means that a lot of young millenials have forked over their cash for Wealthfront to manage. This suggests […]

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REIT to Boost Transparency in Real Estate Sector

November 2, 2014

India’s economy has gone through some fluctuations over the past number of years. But it’s beginning to get out of its most recent slump, especially in the real estate market where rapid growth is starting to take a firm hold. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian real estate market has turned into […]

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Weekly roundup: Halloween, Marriage and Money

October 31, 2014

Good morning Dinks and Happy Halloween.  Are you giving out candy tonight?  Nick and I live in an apartment building and I have yet to see a child in this neighborhood so we are going to stay in eat candy and watch scary movies.  A few of our other childless friend couples are going to […]

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Online Banks: Are you convinced?

October 30, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Do you have an online bank yet?  I’m not asking if you log into your bank’s online portal to pay bills and transfer funds.  I want to know if your primary bank is completely virtual. When online banks were first introduced it was a nightmare for me as a financial planner, but […]

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What if you didn’t have to work 9 to 5

October 29, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Two months ago my company announced they are being sold to a competitor and although it’s supposed to be “business as usual” my current employer can’t help but talk about how beneficial it will be once the takeover begins. What is a flexible work schedule? Our new employer is offering a variety […]

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Why Cash is Still King

October 28, 2014

The ubiquity of credit and debit cards in today’s world has led some to believe that cash is a dying medium of payment. But according to Learnvest, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco recently released a study showing that 40 percent of all transactions still involve cash while debit cards are used in 25 […]

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