Archive for May, 2014


What’s the Right Retirement Age Anyway?

For decades, 65 has been that magic age for “retirement” – leaving a longtime job and riding off into the golden years with visions of vacations, grandkids and hobbies dancing through graying heads. But a variety of social, economic and personal factors are turning the notion of a true retirement age on its head. And […]

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America’s Getting Younger – And Making Changes

Move over, baby boomers. The younger generation is taking over – at least in terms of population. The latest US Census Bureau stats reveal that the much-analyzed baby boomers, those people born between 1947 and 1960 or so, are no longer the country’s biggest demographic. They’ve been replaced by a much younger cohort of people […]

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Yes, You Need a Personal Brand

Brands aren’t just for cattle or cans of soup anymore. Whether you’re a job applicant, entrepreneur or professional in virtually any field, you need a way to stand out from the crowd in this increasingly busy digital world. That’s why marketing experts and coaches recommend cultivating a personal brand – and cultivating that kind of […]

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Is Your Technology Controlling You?

Do you feel anxious if you forget your cell phone? Can’t take a trip without your GPS? Don’t remember the last time you used a pen and paper? If that’s the case, you may be addicted to technology. And that, say experts, is a recognized addictive disorder that can result in anxiety, depression and lost […]

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In a Soft Economy, Wary Buyers Look, But Don’t Leap

The US economy has come a long way since the historic housing collapse of 2008. But a relatively flat employment picture and tighter lending standards may be slowing that recovery down. Case in point: the rebounding housing market, where would be buyers are increasingly browsing, but not committing to a purchase. After a promising year […]

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Renting: The New American Dream?

Owning a home, with or without a white picket fence, has always been a cherished part of the “American Dream” of stability and security. But in the world after the great housing collapse, for many people renting may be a more sensible option than buying a home. And that’s a different kind of dream that […]

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El Nino’s Coming: Are Your Assets Safe?

This year, a baby may end up causing millions of dollars worth of damage to property, possessions – and people – around the world. And those in his path who don’t have the proper insurance coverage could see their assets literally washed away – or gone up in smoke. The baby in question is El […]

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Mixed Messages on Housing Shadow Economic Recovery

Is the housing market in recovery? Or decline? It depends on who you ask – and when. New figures suggest that the much-touted housing recovery may have flattened after a promising surge in 2013 – a trend that, if true, has significant consequences for the health of the economy as a whole. But the housing […]

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AMA 83 – Financially Fit with Farnoosh Torabi

Farnoosh Torabi is host of “Financially Fit” on Yahoo! Finance. She joins the show to discuss why credit is such an important focus for Americans right now. Torabi shares the top misconceptions about credit and the top mistakes people make when it comes to understanding their credit standing. She then answers the following questions:   […]

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