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Deconstructing Your Paycheck

For most of us, getting a paycheck means one thing – money in the bank! But have you ever wondered why the amount you take home is so much less than what you thought you earned? If you’re just starting your first real job, this can be an especially frustrating experience. The answers lie in… Continue Reading

Ask a CFP: ‘Should You Ever Close a Credit Card?’

Via LearnVest By Tom Gilmour, CFP® – In our “Ask a CFP” Q&A series, we cede the floor to a Certified Financial Planner™, who will address some of the trickiest money topics out there. Today, Tom Gilmour, a CFP® with LearnVest Planning Services, discusses whether it’s ever wise to cancel a credit card. “When it comes… Continue Reading

The Outrageous $850 Bachelor(ette) Tab

Via LearnVest By Jennifer Liu -  Forget the pricey bridesmaid dress. Or even that lavish china set off the gift registry. This wedding season, it’s the bachelor and bachelorette parties that will likely do the most damage to your wallet. According to a new Priceline.com poll of more than 1,000 invitees, one in three party-goers… Continue Reading