Before I had kids, I was a bit fancy-free with my money. I bought whatever I wanted to whenever I wanted to. I could have gone done a path of financial ruin if a mentor hadn't intervened. He sat me down and taught me the importance of saving for the future. "You're going to get married and have a family one day," he said. "You need to start making better choices with your finances." I heeded his advice and started managing my money better. But many people don't have a mentor to give them sound financial advice. Consequently, they end up in debt and struggle to make ends meet. My financial journey hasn't been perfect. I've made several mistakes with my money including one time when I looked at my bank balance and discovered that it was zero. But I'm not alone. Many dads have made a few financial mistakes over the years. Click through for the 7 most common financial mistakes dads make! -By Frederick J. Goodall
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Before I had kids, I was a bit fancy-free with my money. I bought whatever I wanted to whenever I wanted to. I could have gone done a path of financial ruin if a mentor hadn't intervened. He sat me down and taught me the importance of saving for the future. "You're going to get married and have a family one day," he said. "You need to start making better choices with your finances." I heeded his advice and started managing my money better. But many people don't have a mentor to give them sound financial advice. Consequently, they end up in debt and struggle to make ends meet. My financial journey hasn't been perfect. I've made several mistakes with my money including one time when I looked at my bank balance and discovered that it was zero. But I'm not alone. Many dads have made a few financial mistakes over the years. Click through for the 7 most common financial mistakes dads make! -By Frederick J. GoodallRead More »from Father Figures: The 7 Most Common Financial Mistakes Dads Make
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Wed, Oct 2, 2013 11:58 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're salivating over brochures or Want Ads today, but unfortunately it's not the right day to act on your desires. You have to tie up loose ends before you can even begin to think about making that positive change in the right direction you know in your gut is coming -- and sooner rather than later.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
If you've put your resume out there recently, expect to get a few nibbles. You may not land a fish, but whether the worm gets bite out of it or sucked right off the hook matters less than the fact that you're finally getting noticed. Things are looking up, Taurus.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
With so much at stake today, it's hard not to be scared about making the wrong move or putting your foot in your mouth. But that kind of nervous
You spot that acquaintance at the market and begin to wave. As you walk toward each other, an emphatic "hey" slips out-followed by a startling black hole of silence.
What on Earth is her name?
"Hey girl!" Your cheeks flush as you try to decide whether to just confess or wade through a conversation without revealing your memory lapse.
Forgetting a name can make for a pretty painful social encounter, but in a professional relationship, it can be lethal. So, if you know you're not great with names, or just want a little boost for an upcoming event you've got on the calendar, try these strategies for enhancing your memory.
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1. Really, Really Focus
The most important thing you can do when trying to remember names is to really focus on the person's name-and nothing else-when first meeting him or her.
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Hunt down a hiring manager's email
We all know it's better to address a cover letter or pitch email to a specific person rather than just saying "Dear hiring manager." And not just any person, but the right person-the person who could choose you for the job.
But even once you figure out who holds the power to hire for the position you seek, getting your note to land in his or her inbox is often easier said than done. Sure, some hiring managers post their email addresses in obvious places, making it easy to contact them. But others go out of their way to keep their contact information private with the hopes that they won't hear from unsolicited job seekers (like, er, you).
Ironically, the people who are difficult to get in touch with might actually offer more opportunities: If it's not easy to find their email addresses, fewer candidates are emailing them-and your email stands a better chance of getting read.
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Tying the knot means committing to a lifetime of love, happiness, and possibly starting a family. But it also means some major changes to your finances. Here's how to make sure you're in tip-top shape, so you can focus on the way more fun parts of being a newlywed. By Sarah Kaufman, REDBOOK.Read More »from The True Cost of Getting Married
The big question here is whether to file separately or jointly. If you and your spouse aren't earning equal income, it could work to your advantage to file together. However, if your pay is close to the same, filing jointly can result in owing more, says Mitch Fox, director of product management at TurboTax. "The result is what's known as the 'marriage penalty.'" However, this really only affects married couples whose combined income is $150K or more. The reason? Your deductions limit has to be shared, meaning you can only write off half as much.
"The best defense against the marriage penalty is being prepared," Fox said. "There aren't many tax strategies available to the average
- StyleCaster News | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 1:55 PM EDT
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Justin Bieber You gotta hand it to Justin Bieber: The pop star certainly knows how to continuously outdo himself in the bratty behavior department.
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The 19-year-old's latest faux pas occurred yesterday when he forced his entourage of bodyguards to carry him on their shoulders up the Great Wall Of China, in what might be described as an attempt to make fans beliebe he's, what? an emperor?
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According to RadarOnline, the full blown diva moment came a day after the singer had his bodyguards run behind him as he skateboarded around Beijing while on tour in China.
Photos documenting Bieber's behavior were posted to Instagram by his fans, who by all accounts didn't find anything wrong with the Canadian's antics. User @bieberandsupras tweeted: only Justin would have somebody carry him up the Great Wall of China, aw my baby boy." However, some
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
Technology moves so fast these days. It's no wonder that jumping on the bandwagon and downloading the latest app, signing up to use the latest service, or standing in line to buy the latest gadget can prove to be confusing, overwhelming, distracting, and even seem pointless. As a result, there are people who know they should use technology more, and maybe even want to - but have decided "technology is just not for me," and opt to continue to go the old-school route to accomplish the same things that tech-savvy people would delegate their gadgets to do for them. It's true, new technology is not always welcomed by everybody. So I've put together a list of 7 common barriers that people put up to avoid technology - and the simple ways to overcome these objections.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:43 PM EDT
Looking for a thrill? How about taking a trip to one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the United States? After extensive research, I've rounded up the spookiest haunted houses in America and I have to say, just writing this post has given me the creeps. Some of the experiences available at these attractions are horrific and just plain scary. Call me a wuss if you must, but I don't think I could handle the visuals or the real-life scares. There are many people who are the exact opposite, as one of these houses is actually one of the most visited attractions in the United States! Hundreds of thousands have visited these haunted dwellings and many have been featured in the media as the scariest haunted houses in the country. Ready to get your scare on?
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Thrift store shopping is great, but it can take forever to find the special pieces that really blow you away. If you don't have that time, you can shop online and on the go with these five apps. The great thing about these apps is that if you have a closet full of #RipItorReturnIt items (and if you do, send us some pictures), you can easily sell these items and collect via PayPal to fund your future purchases: Use what you have to get what you want!
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PoshMark lets you shop different closets, based on your style. Your closet can be customized with photo filters, and you can share your closet with your friends by connecting your social networks. You can also attend virtual shopping parties where you can "window" shop, buy items and list items with your friends (splitting the closet and profits). Poshmark is free, but once you sell an item, the company deducts 20% of the sale price. The company also does not accept returns. The best part of this is that shipping is super
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Sticking to your routines is the best way to make your quotas today. You may gag at the very thought of doing the same thing you always do, but know that deviating from the norm could cost you dearly. That's all you need to know!
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Getting caught up in a good time is more costly than usual today. If you forget to pay a bill or make an installment, the consequences are steeper than you think they should be -- but there won't be much you can do about it after the fact. Pay attention instead!
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's good to be understood -- by the right people, that is. Unfortunately, your competition has you figured out by now, and they are ready to act on what they know. If it seems like they can read your mind, you might be right.
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