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How to Find a Good Law Firm

If you are having financial problems and are planning to file for bankruptcy  then you are most likely searching for a bankruptcy attorney that you can afford. Of course, getting an expensive attorney is out of the question. If creditors are after you from all sides, then you really must manage your resources well. If […]

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The Power of the Dollar: Solid Performance from a Leading Currency

The forex market is never the most stable or reliable entity, as its derivative nature is susceptible to volatility and rapid change. This was drawn sharply into focus recently by the Greek financial crisis, as a potential default by the stricken nation and subsequent negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has caused huge fluctuations in the market. This has triggered a difficult past week for the forex market, with the Euro gaining after months of decline after it was announced that an agreement had been reached between Greece, the IMF and a selection of European creditors. It subsequently pared against the dollar, while traditionally strong currencies such as the dollar … [Read More...]

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5 Hidden Costs of Financial Fraud

There are almost as many types of fraud as there are victims of it. From Medicare and insurance fraud to Ponzi schemes and phishing scams, bilking people out of money through deceitful means is a frightfully common occurrence in our tech-heavy modern world. Billions of dollars are lost every year to fraud, and while the financial toll is substantial, money isn't the only thing lost when a person, institution, or government is taken for a ride and robbed. From the sense of responsibility and self-blame incurred to the health maladies that can also result, here are five hidden costs of financial fraud that affect those already reeling from the pain of its monetary effects. 1. … [Read More...]

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Pinch Pennies Without Pain During Grad School With These 6 Tips

Keeping a firm hold on finances is a struggle for many people, regardless of the financial situation in which they find themselves. Throw a wrench into the spokes of that common, everyday struggle — like going to and paying for graduate school — and many people choose to give up financial sense-making entirely. However, abandoning your budget and savings goals doesn't have to accompany going back to school. You think of it as practice run for someday running your own business after you finish your MBA. If you'd like to keep your long-term financial health in focus while you're earning an advanced degree, here are six tips to help keep you pinching your pennies. Get a Roommate or Be a … [Read More...]

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6 Unexpected Traits Exemplified by Great Leaders

Many people are tempted to believe that true leaders are born not made, but when it comes to leaders of historical importance, that adage rarely seems true. In many ways, leadership, as President John F. Kennedy noted, is indispensable from learning, which means every entrepreneur, pastor, community organizer, or team captain can improve their leadership skills by learning aspects of quality leadership that they then put into practice. But what are the features of great leadership? What traits should be lived out and repeated? While the qualities associated with excellent leadership are often those that are the most obvious, the unexpected traits essential to effective leadership are … [Read More...]

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5 Ways to Look More Appealing to a Potential Employer

While the American economy seems to have recovered finally from the troubles of seven or eight years ago, competition for good, higher-paying jobs is still pretty fierce. After all, just because unemployment is low doesn't mean there aren't dozens or even scores of highly qualified applicants trying to get the same jobs you're vying for. With so many options available to them, how can you convince a potential employer that you're the more appealing choice? From going back to school to boost your credentials to crafting a better resume, here are five different ways you can become more competitive in the job market. 1. Go Back to School No matter where you are on the degree ladder, … [Read More...]

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Easy Ways to Make Money Today

Do you need some cash today as opposed to next week or tomorrow? If the thought of selling your blood sends chills up your spine, check out these five easy ways to make money today. Check Out Neighboring Thrift Stores It’s always a great idea to go to your neighborhood pawn shop and sell off a few trinkets. You can have money in a few short hours with the right items. However, if you’ve done this once (or twice) you possibly have nothing more you can part from. So, take a trip to an upscale neighborhood and browse around in those thrift stores. You’ll find some of the hidden gems in these upscale locations, purchase them for cheap and then turn around and sell them for major … [Read More...]