Archive | Personal Finances

Could Your Listeners Pass This Expert’s Credit Card Quiz?

Odds are your listeners have more than one of them in their wallets but how much do they really know about using credit cards to their best advantage? You’ll find out when you have Howard Dvorkin, CPA, author, consumer debt and personal finance expert, as your guest. Known for his clear and concise advice and […]

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25% of Families Are Stressed Out by Debt

How Even They Can Have the Best Year of Their Lives According to a recent Mintel survey, one in four households reports experiencing significant stress over money problems and 52 percent of respondents believe that being debt-free at retirement will be impossible. Julie Renee Doering — who once faced high medical and credit-card bills and […]

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How to Get Everything You Want for Less, Using the Shared Economy

Did you know that you can afford to drive a BMW without buying or leasing it? Have people compete for the chance to do your errands? Borrow money for less from an ordinary person instead of a big bank? These are but a few examples of exciting services available from the new multibillion-dollar sharing economy. […]

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The Biggest Surprises That Still Lay Ahead for Those Who Need to Sign Up for ObamaCare

The Clock Is Ticking The March 31 deadline is coming up fast yet many Americans have yet to sign up for the mandated health care coverage required under the Affordable Care Act. And, believe it or not, many people remain unaware of the penalties they will face for not doing so. Whether they are procrastinators, […]

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Why Digital Donations Are Good for Charities But Bad for You

Text 1234 to Donate to the Philippines Americans can be counted on to give generously after a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or another natural disaster–and donations via text have become the latest trend in charitable giving. While this method helps charities raise a lot of money quickly, how can you be sure your money is going […]

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Why a New Car Is a Better Investment Than Your 401(k)

Are you thinking about upping your 401(k) contribution to provide a little extra cushion for retirement? Financial expert John Jamieson says you’d be better off splurging on a new set of wheels. Sound unbelievable? Jamieson says what’s unbelievable is that Wall Street and the government knowingly promote a retirement savings model that will not work for most people. Still skeptical? Jamieson has gone from […]

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How Women’s Accomplishments Have Been Downplayed Throughout History (And Why That Hurts Everybody)

Not many people know that DNA was discovered by a woman. So was radium. The first electric dishwasher was invented by a woman; so were Kevlar, Scotchguard and White-Out. Sadly, the contributions made by women throughout history have been downplayed; scour any textbook, and you’ll find that it highlights the men who have started the […]

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