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Couples Money Management: Merging Finances

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March 12th, 2014 at 9:00 am by Ally

Would you believe that sharing money makes couples happier? According to new research, joint investments promote and likely enhance relationship quality. The findings, published in the Journal of Family Issues, indicate that non-engaged cohabiters with joint banking have levels of relationship quality similar to engaged cohabiters. The research, carried out by PhD professors at the… read more

Investing in Your Professional Development

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November 5th, 2013 at 9:30 am by Ally

Whether you’re taking classes, attending seminars, catching a lecture or just reading a book, growing your professional skillset can give you a marked return on investment. Not only can you become a more valued employee, you can wind up being a better paid one too. “Ask your boss what core skill sets they’re interested in… read more

Your Guide to Booking Summer Travel

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May 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am by Ally

It’s only been a couple of weeks since that long, long winter finally gave way to spring. And while you may still be thinking about spring planting, you may also want to look ahead to booking your summer travel. To get the best summer travel tips, Straight Talk spoke to travel journalist and Airfarewatchdog founder George… read more

What Moms Can Teach Their Kids About Money

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May 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

In many ways, moms are best positioned to give their kids lessons about money. After all, as Parenting Squad managing editor Rhonda Franz points out, mothers are often the decision makers when it comes to household purchases. And while Mother’s Day may be the day we try to give back to our moms, the fact… read more

National Volunteer Week: Why True Wealth Involves Giving Back

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April 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

Can you guess who donated the most to charity in 2012? According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, it was businessman Warren Buffet, who made $3.1 billion in charitable donations last year. To get an idea of just how much more he gave than others on the list, consider this: second place went to Facebook’s Mark… read more

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