• Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Destiny means little when it comes to reaching your goals. For that you need tenacity and drive and a whole bunch of other admirable qualities -- with a great big dose of opportunism. Yep, you're using people and situations to your advantage today. Sigh.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Friends and Lovers Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You see things from a completely different perspective today than you did just yesterday! Things take a drastic turn, more likely than not for the worse. If you never thought you'd be seeing things from this vantage point, well, you learn something new every day.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    What are you so worried about, Gemini? Yes, there is a chill in the air, but that doesn't mean this is the correction you've been dreading. It's not likely the beginning of the new ice age, anyway. Chill out, warm up or
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  • By: Greg McKeown
    When the word "priority" came into the English language in the 1400s, it only existed in the singular form. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about "priorities." Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we thought that by pluralizing the word we would now be able to have multiple "first" things.

    People and companies routinely fall prey to the false belief that we can have multiple No. 1 priorities. For example, I once worked with an executive team that needed help with their prioritization. They were struggling to identify the top five projects they wanted their IT department to complete over the next fiscal year, and one of the managers was having particularly a hard time with it. She insisted on naming 18 "top priority" projects. I asked her to take a step back and think about that for a minute. How

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  • How to Ensure You Don't Run Out of Money Before You Run Out of MonthHow to Ensure You Don't Run Out of Money Before You Run Out of MonthHas the following ever happened to you?

    You get paid early in the month, you pay your bills, you start paying down your debt, you buy your groceries, and you're doing great. But then somehow, inevitably, you get to the end of the month, and money is tight.

    It happened to me all the time. I'd run out of money before I ran out of month.

    It was so frustrating.

    I had goals, and big plans for my money. And yet … the month was just five or six days longer than I planned for.

    It caused so much stress in my life, and it was something I was doing to myself. Something had to change. Here's what I did:

    Step 1: Plan better.

    You know how much money you're bringing in, and you know you're already spending more than that. How much more do you need at the end of the month? Write it down, because next month, you're going to plan better.

    Step 2: Write next month's rent/mortgage check first.

    I always paid rent on the 1st of the month (hey, I lived in an English basement

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Some say the end is near, and others say the financial world is just in its infancy. The truth is likely somewhere in between, but whatever it is, you have to decide with your own independent opinion on the matter. Invest accordingly.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You need someone or something -- a bill or creditor? -- off your back. The best way to accomplish this is with charm, Taurus, something you have an excess of. It's the last weapon you want to use, though! Grit your teeth and do what the bottom line demands of you.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Chakra Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    The path to prosperity is in the middle, Gemini -- but it's not the one true path. There are many ways to get there besides the tried and true. Veering off to one side or the other may be just what your bottom line needs.

    Today's Gemini Reading: Free Sample

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  • When I was 19, I took a job as a nanny in New York City in exchange for tuition to a city school. It wasn't my first choice college, but it was what my employers were willing to pay for; there was no way I could afford a more prestigious, expensive university on my own and I knew it was a bad idea to take on a mountain of college debt.

    The city school was a commuter school, meaning everyone who went there worked. It wasn't the kind of place where students hung around after class, attending football games and fraternity parties. I, like most of the students, went to class then went to work and wrote papers late at night. That was fine by me -- it's pretty much the way I'm wired. Besides, I knew my real education -- the one that would take me further than any piece of paper -- was getting to live and work in New York City.

    Four years later, I graduated debt-free and got a job. I'm now doing what I was born to do -- write and publish books (albeit with shifting success!) In the years

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  • Source: Start the 30-Day Spring-Cleaning Challenge Today!

    It's not too late to get started on the 30-day Spring cleaning challenge and get your home in tip-top shape - just start today, and follow the schedule for the next 30 days! We have been carefully crafting a 30-day schedule for you, assigning tasks that will take up about about 20 minutes to an hour each day. In fact, we made it easier for you by creating a wonderful PDF - download it here - for you to print out and stick on your fridge to keep you accountable. After you've finished each task, just mark it off with an "X" to feel that rush of completing a task.

    Below is the schedule for the challenge, and we included links to tips that will help you with them.


    Day 1: Clean microwave and oven.
    Day 2: Clean dishwasher and appliances.
    Day 3: Wipe down pantry.
    Day 4: Scrub down fridge.
    Day 5: Organize and toss expired foods.
    Day 6: Clean kitchen sink and under the sink.
    Day 7: Wipe down walls,

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  • POPSUGAR Smart LivingSource: 5 Things to Bring to a Job Interview

    Job hunting is a process more people are having to go through as companies undergo big layoffs in the face of a challenged economy. It's competitive out there and the little details matter more with crowded applicant pools. Make your case stronger by showing up prepared - check for these five items before you head out the door.

    • Interviewer / Company Phone Number: Even if you've allowed plenty of time for traffic the unexpected can always happen, like an accident that prevents you from getting to your interview on time. Have the phone number handy so you can call and discuss timing, and possibly reschedule your interview over the phone for another time.
    • Reference Sheet: Bring a sheet separate from your resume that lists your professional references. It's usually a good sign when the interviewer asks for references, so eliminate any hesitation by providing your reference list on the spot.
    • Résumé: Print several out on nice paper
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  • Source: 9 Tips For Planning a City Hall Wedding

    If you're looking for a no-fuss, budget-friendly wedding, city hall might be a great place to get married. You won't have to deal with the stress of handling a wedding guest list running past 100 and the costs of entertaining and feeding all the guests. Don't want the stress of planning a huge wedding? Here are some tips for organizing a city hall wedding:

    • Pick a city hall. You may think it makes the most sense to have the ceremony in the city hall closest to you, but you should be open to different options. You can even couple the ceremony with a honeymoon trip, so you kill two birds with one stone - get married at your dream destination and you don't have to book a separate trip for your honeymoon.
    • Get your license. Check to see your state's requirements for getting a marriage license. Sometimes there is a waiting period before you'll be able to get married, so you might not be able to get married on the same day you obtain
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  • By Woman's Day Staff

    Dave: I will never tell you that the Ramseys have done everything perfectly, but we do have money-smart kids. Rachel, who is almost 26, was a baby when we fought our way back from bankruptcy. Photo by Getty Images.

    Rachel: My parents took the time to teach me how to handle money, and now I have complete confidence in my ability to manage my finances. You can give your kids that incredible gift, too.

    1. Let your child fall down

    Rachel: People make huge, expensive mistakes as adults because they were not allowed to make inexpensive ones as kids. Their parents want to spare them the pain of tough lessons.

    I remember a trip to Opryland we took when I was 6. Each of us kids had money that we'd earned doing chores. Well, I blew mine within 5 minutes! I remember that terrible moment when I put my hand into my pocket and found nothing but lint and shattered dreams. I ran to Mom and Dad begging for more. "Please, I'll pay you back later!"

    Then Dad said

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Everyone has their own definition of 'broke' or 'close to the edge.' You're not comfortable with your bottom line, and you don't need anyone else's nod of approval before doing something about it. Today's the day you take control of your own numbers, whatever they may be.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Personal Astrology Profile

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    The ups and downs of your bottom line are so compressed it's hard to know how to plot your immediate future. Let it do its crazy thing for now, Taurus, and try to make sense of it all once things settle down. You can't read the tea leaves while they're still swirling in the cup.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Numerology One-Year Forecast

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You've gotten a little taste of financial success, and you want more. There is more where that came from, but whether or not it's got your name on it remains to be seen. For now, make like
    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Thursday April 17, 2014


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