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  • Forget budgeting — get a ‘spending plan’

    Do you fail every time you try to budget? Then don’t say the ‘B’ word, which reeks of self-deprivation. Say ‘spending plan’ instead, and use it to help you get what you want to go.

    Jan 06, 2003
  • You and taxes

    As you gain experience your salary increases. There will be a larger discrepancy between your gross income and net income.

    Nov 25, 2002
  • Taxes and you

    As your salary and investments increase, filing a tax return gets more involved. Plan over the year for the deductions you can take.

    Nov 25, 2002
  • You and taxes

    Tax planning doesn’t decrease in importance. And tax mistakes cost you money. Keep up on tax changes and plan over the year for the deductions you can take.

    Nov 25, 2002
  • Online shopping for mortgages

    Companies allow shoppers to bypass the yellow pages and go online to search for the best rates and apply for loans.

    Oct 21, 2002
  • How to choose a checking account

    The right checking account will serve your needs without costing a lot of money in fees or forcing you to maintain a high balance to avoid those fees. The wrong checking account will cost you plenty.

    Sep 26, 2002
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