Month: December 2015

Happy New Year!

Top 10 Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? According to a recent study, 31 percent of them are money-related. The top financial resolution was to save more money (39 percent), followed by paying down debt (24.6 percent), improving spending habits (15.1 percent), investing more (11.6 percent) and getting a raise (11.3 percent). Interestingly, men were […]
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Best Things You Can Buy, For Yourself or Others!

People often ask me for either the entrepreneur in themselves or others, what are the best things you can buy? First, I am not into buying things, but investing in them. If the item you buy returns many-fold back to you either through knowledge, productivity, or simply making you more effective and efficient, then it […]
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20 Awesome Facts About Christmas You Didn’t Know

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the music, the lights, the Christmas spirit, and the time with friends and family. Given that this time of year is particularly busy, it’s important that we all take time to sit back and relax. Below are some fascinating facts about Christmas! Until 1836, Christmas was illegal in […]
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Slim Wallet

The Most Practical Slim Wallet You Will Ever Need

The SMART Picks team writes about things we think you’ll like. The Art of Thinking SMART has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Fashion experts have always said a guy’s wallet will tell you a lot about him (not necessarily how much is in it!). I have […]
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Smart Financial Planning – Online Personal Loans

Having a bad credit score or history can limit your chances of seeking a traditional personal loan. In short, a poor credit score means that your options are limited. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a personal loan. In fact, to get personal loans bad credit does not make much difference when applying with certain […]
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SMART Tax Planning Tips!

As the year draws to a close, you should run through this last-minute checklist of tax planning issues that can help you keep more of your hard earned money or avoid any tax problems! Max Out Your Work Retirement Accounts (401(k), 403(b), etc). You can contribute up to $18,000 in your 401(k) for 2015. If […]
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