When is the Best Time to Start Investing?

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Tweet When is the best time to start investing?  I hear this question a lot, and here’s how you decide: Right Now Once you have a fully-funded emergency fund in place, and all your debt paid off (with the exception of your mortgage), then when is the best time to invest? The very best time to [...]

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How to Green Up Every Celebration

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Tweet Yes, I know it’s the Red Holiday coming up this weekend.  Thought the green and purple hearts were pretty cool though . . . This guest post is by Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson, mother and daughter and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, which is [...]

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What to Do Before You Start Investing

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Tweet Here are the things that should be in place before you start investing, and I give credit to attending Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University with my husband for my diehard insistence on these rules: Emergency Fund You need an Emergency Fund, in a investment you can access quickly. Use a money market or savings account.  [...]

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Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

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Tweet Here are some signs you may need a Financial Advisor to help you with a financial plan for your family: You are busy – just when do you think I would have the time to research all of my financial options? You have a nagging feeling you could be doing better with your finances, [...]

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Best Ever Money Advice for Women – and Men Too

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Tweet Thanks to Matt Wegner of FinancialExcellence for reminding me of this hilarious Saturday Night Live skit!  An excellent reminder to live by this year – don’t buy stuff you can not afford!  WOW – who would have thought something so simple would work . Pamela Otten is CEO of Pamela Otten LLC, a Registered [...]

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The Top Ten Reasons Women Need Our Own Financial Blog (Written By a Woman)

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Tweet Women need our own financial blog!  Here’s why: We need a blog that is just ours – no sharing with our kids, husbands, boyfriends, or pets.   Honestly, do we have to share everything? We think about money very differently than men do – we are talking about security here!    Don’t mess with our ability to [...]

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