Sisters Wiped Out $182K In Debt, Together

I loved doing this story in Forbes.com about how four sisters banded together, shared their money and tackled their collective debt. Then they went on to help their own family. I’m so inspired by this. Why doesn’t everyone do that?  

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Letter to my favorite grad

Dear A, The second you were introduced to me as our new intern, I knew I liked you. You’re cheerful and cheeky without being sticky or cloying. You’re capable and ‘fessed up immediately when there was a mistake, and we could fix it together. I like your long ombre hair and I want to know what mascara you use. Most of all, …

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Affairs nobody wants to talk about are the most important

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My dad’s 2003 death left a wake of confusion and conflict that went beyond the great loss of one of the universe’s shining stars.  Dad didn’t mean for it to go like that. A few years before, he’d had a will hastily drawn up on his way to the airport before traveling to Europe for a medical procedure, and never …

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Money: 100 Ways to Keep More Money in Your Pocket

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Last night some friends and I held a brainstorming session on Facebook about ways to save or make money. Here’s what we have so far: Hold clothing swaps with your friends – everyone brings their never-wear-but-too-good-to-get-rid-of clothes, shoes and accessories. Shop at thrift stores. Split entrees at restaurants, or take leftovers home. Look on Craigslist or EBay first for electronics …

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Money: Is Owning a Home Your American Dream?

Only one of about 1,000 press releases catches our eye here, like this one from TD Bank. (We came for the news but stayed for the infographic.)   A recent study by TD Bank reveals that 64 percent of women believe homeownership is essential in defining the American Dream. In comparison, only 52 percent of men felt owning a home …

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Money: It’s Different for Women in Their 40s

Kevin Brosius Today’s interview is with Kevin Brosius, president of Wealth Management, Inc. He is a fee-only financial planner (which means he’s not paid by an investment firm to sell their products) and investment advisor with offices in Allentown and Plymouth Meeting, Pa.   1. By the time a woman hits 40, there are a lot of variables she may …

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Money: How to Score a Discount at the Spa

Today’s post comes from discount diva Andrea Woroch, who gives us the lowdown on how to save at the spa. 1. Wellness WeekToday kicks off SpaFinder’s Wellness Week. From now through Sunday you can indulge in your favorite treatment for just $50, or at savings up to 50-percent off, along with various free events. Find out which spas and salons …

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