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Spend Money the Smart Way This Holiday Season on KNX 1070

Spend money the smart way this holiday season. Charles Feldman and Mike Simpson, hosts of KNX 1070 In Depth, interview award winning financial planner Stephen Rischall, to discuss smart holiday spending habits and how to avoid mountains of debt so you … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Taking a Break

Every one of us looks forward to taking a break from our routines sooner or later. Whether it’s to visit family or friends over a holiday, a weekend trip to the mountains to ski, or a kid-cation to one of … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids About Money

I recall from my life as a young teen that, after spending most of my years fully ignorant of the money our family had or frankly worrying about it at all, my mother made it clear to me and my … Continue reading

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Step Down Spending

Whether you’ve lost a job or are considering intentionally reducing your spending in an effort to save more or prepare for retirement, there are ways to step your costs down a notch or two without completely altering your lifestyle. Many … Continue reading

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The Holiday Gift that Keeps on Giving

Ever notice your closets are packed full? Even if you move to a bigger house with more closet space, you’ll soon fill them up. The inverse is true with our checking accounts. We tend to spend what we have in … Continue reading

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Holiday Cooking and Feasting

If you are like me, you are already thinking about the big dinners that are ahead for the holidays.  Thoughts are running around in your head about who will be at your table, what you will serve up, and how … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a National Financial Planning Month

Did you know October is national financial planning month? Probably not, but hopefully the title gave that away. Someone much wiser than I once said “a goal without a plan is just a wish”, and they were right! When asked, … Continue reading

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The Feel Good of Saving

How does it start – the “feel good” of saving money? It’s a tough question to answer. Maybe it happens all at once and you wake up and say “oh, I’m going to start saving money today” and then you … Continue reading

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Help Your Kids Become Money Masters

It’s not the money that matters. It’s how you use it that determines its true value. Do you want your children to become financially responsible? If so, then you need to teach them some crucial lessons about money. If kids … Continue reading

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The Grocery Store Dilemma

I recall a trip to the the grocery store where I noted a mother with two small children picking up a pint bottle of bleach with a price tag of $ 1.69 when right next to it was a gallon … Continue reading

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The Road After Graduation

For years our parents told us “get good grades” and “do your homework”, we were lead to believe that would get us into a good college. Then we completed college applications, applied for student loans and went on awkward road … Continue reading

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Smart Credit & Debit Tips

Recently credit card companies across the United States have adopted the use of security chip technology to replace the outdated, less secure, magnetic swipe system. Historically, most credit card companies have been good about taking responsibility and resolving fraud, but … Continue reading

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Needs vs. Wants

The end of the year is approaching and many of us are taking advantage of discounts and promotions. Throughout the entire holiday shopping season retailers compete for our dollars. Naturally this presents an opportunity to minimize the impact of shopping … Continue reading

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