Ryder Cup: The Importance of Teamwork and Leadership

I was watching the first round of the Ryder Cup and was struck by how different the format is from the regular PGA Tour.  The PGA Tour is all about the individual, you are playing for yourself and yourself alone. The Ryder Cup is all about the team, country and your playing partner. The last [...]

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Deciphering Your Financial Award Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The financial aid process can be overwhelming before starting your first year of college, especially if you aren’t aware of how it works. After filling out the FAFSA and being accepted into a school, you will be presented with an award letter from your chosen school(s) with details around the different types of federal, state, [...]

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Save Money by Turning Canned Fruits Into Amazing Desserts

Eating well on the cheap? The rice and beans brigade will tell you that asceticism is the only way to go but all budget and no bounty makes for a pretty boring life. Now it’s understandable that after buying groceries for breakfast, lunch, dinner and let’s not forget the snacks, there’s not much left over [...]

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What Benefits are you Entitled to?

According to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), there are around 5.3 million people of working age in the UK claiming benefits of some kind, and although many people think benefits are only available to those who don’t work, this is not true – some benefits are related to your age or personal circumstances [...]

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4 Things You Should Know About a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document that allows you (the principal) to appoint someone (the agent) to act on your behalf.  There are many reasons why you might want to appoint someone else to look after your financial affairs. For example, if you own a property in a different state you can give power [...]

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Four Things That Every First Time Investor Should Know

Being a first time investor can be a scary prospect.  Nothing is guaranteed in the investment world.  That being said, investing is a real way to grow your wealth over time and with some common knowledge, investing can be profitable.  While there are many aspects of investing which can take years to understand and implement, [...]

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How to Financially Prepare for Death

There are few times when a person knows that death is upon them in a specific amount of time. Those that are diagnosed with a terminal disease may begin preparing financially and those that enter the middle age period of their lives see this as important too. Preparing financially for death is a way to [...]

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Tesla Patents Now Open Source: Will Electric Vehicle Production Take Off?

Back in June, Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, changed the game on electric vehicles. He penned a blog post on their site indicating they will no longer go after people violating their patents. They even took their patents down off their “patent wall” at their corporate headquarters in Palo Alto. This step is unprecedented in [...]

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Why “ Working Retirements ” Are a Growing Trend

In the past, retirement meant the beginning of a life of leisure. Retirees were free to spend their time pursuing hobbies, spending time with family and friends and doing everything that they didn’t have time to do while they were working. These days, though, retirement doesn’t always mean slowing down and enjoying the results of [...]

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Barclaycard Arrival – Travel Rewards Credit Card Review

Are you looking for one of the best travel rewards credit cards out there?  The Arrival World Mastercard from Barclaycard is an obvious choice.  Barclaycard makes it easy to earn travel miles, but they make it even easier to redeem them.  When people are looking for a travel rewards credit card, they first look at [...]

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Why Long-Term Care Insurance Should be a Part of Your Retirement Plan

Long-term care insurance is one of those things that many people don’t want to think about.  Why would you want to think about yourself needed daily care or being in a nursing home when you retire?  Even if the thought scares you, just remember that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, [...]

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