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Economic lessons from strategy games

The goal of most civilization themed strategy games is to establish a civilization or kingdom, with a victory condition that involves superiority through a combination of economic, technological or military factors. 1,028 more words


How to know your Financial Condition

Life Insurance is not a one size fits all product.

On the average, you don’t buy a single life insurance policy to fund everything: from your medical expenses; to save for your child’s education; to prepare you for your retirement; or to replace the loss of income in the event of your untimely demise. 117 more words


Can a Balance Transfer Hurt Your Credit Score?

I recently wrote a piece for Magnify Money on how a balance transfer affects your credit score. Did you know that a balance transfer can drop your credit score by about 40 points initially? 35 more words

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Could You Become a Billionaire like Trump?

Funny thing.  Pretty much since I started working a real job, paid off my car, and decided that I would never have a car payment again (or a credit card interest payment, ever), I started projecting how much our net worth would be at different stages of our lives.   988 more words


3 Ways You Can Still Reduce Your 2016 Tax Bill

Tax season is in full swing, and all of those 1099s and W-2s are trickling into our mailboxes. Are you worried about owing additional tax when you file your 2016 return? 511 more words

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Love and Money: Why Communication is Key

When it comes to money, what’s love got to do with it? Well quite a bit, apparently. Take, for example, the Federal Reserve research reporting that couples with higher credit scores have a better chance at finding love. 1,001 more words

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