Money Beliefs

Does Your Job Define You?

by Miranda Marquit · 8 comments

One of the first questions we ask anyone we meet is: “What do you do?” Our society places a great deal of importance on the work we do. Your job determines how much money you make, and on some occasions, the level of prestige you have in your community. Your job may give you an […]

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Around six months ago, I declared I was going to “unspoil” my kids. My kids are pretty well-behaved, but I wanted to start teaching them about responsibility and the value of a dollar. Even though my kids are young — three and five — I’ve still found some ways to start instilling financial responsibility in […]

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Crowdfunding, the practice of collecting small donations from a large group of people, has been around longer than you may know. As early as the 17th century, artists and musicians used it to support themselves and their creative talents. Interestingly, we even owe the completion of the Statue of Liberty to crowdfunding. When the committee […]

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I recently read an article about the growing popularity of “social panhandling” among Millennials. This trend is different from crowdfunding and social gift giving — it’s basically asking for a handout, online, to help you reach your goals. You don’t offer anything in return, other than the warm, fuzzy feeling that contributors might get knowing […]

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Recent proposals in Congress include a bill that would crack down on fraud and abuse within the $70-billion dollar government food stamp program (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP). This is just one area on which lawmakers are focusing in the desperate need for budget cuts following the fiscal cliff and […]

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I, for one, love reading a good personal finance book. Back in the day, when I first picked up The Total Money Makeover, I vowed to follow Dave Ramsey’s advice to the letter. Through personal finance books, I learned how to pay off my debt faster, the importance of saving for an emergency, and why […]

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