Archive for ‘Take Control’


Let me paint you a not-so-pretty picture:

November elections are over. Congress convenes for Lame Duck Session between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bush tax cuts are set to expire 12/31/2012. President Obama has promised to veto any extensions of Bush tax cuts on the wealthy. Republicans must either accept a compromise allowing a tax …

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How to Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party on a Budget

I love to entertain, especially during the holidays while my Christmas tree is up and the house is warm and inviting. However, hosting parties can be expensive, and it is so easy to overspend on food and decorations. So tonight, I ventured out to Walmart on the night before Thanksgiving (not recommended!) to see if …

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Tis the season for shopping! Are you one of those people who are already finished Christmas shopping or are you like me waiting until the absolute last day I can ship before Christmas without having to pay extra for speedy delivery? Regardless, it is easy to overspend and buy hasty, unexciting gifts because you didn’t …

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Is this Wall Street or Las Vegas Blvd?

$400 on Big Red – am I buying a share of Apple or placing an all or nothing craps
bet? The past couple months have felt like a rough night at the craps table –
win lose win lose – makes you want to pull out and hit the bar! I bought my
first stock and placed my first …

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Guest Blog: Is the Fairtax a Solution?

A month ago I was introduced to the FairTax and became an instant fan.  Imagine taking home 100% of your paycheck – no federal taxes, social security, or medicare withholding.  Instead, you are taxed only on the new goods and services you consume.  So yes, this makes everyone a stakeholder in the money sent to our …

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