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Black Friday Winners and Losers

The Black Friday tsunami of card swiping is behind us, and the stores are lit for the holidays. While Black Friday isn’t the only day that matters, as some stores turn on the “Black Friday Sale” light as early as Nov.1, it is still a huge day for how the balance sheet is going to […]

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Gift Giving Etiquette in the Office

It’s the hap-happiest time…of the year.” Or, so they say. In fact, much of the holiday season is a lot of fun. The trees, the lights, and the caroling are great takeaways from one of the darkest and coldest months of the year. Giving and receiving gifts are great. But gift giving among co-workers can […]

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8 Stock Market Picks to Consider for 2019

The economy of the United States is headed for a bear market, at best, and a full-on recession at worst. Tough words, but, they are the best wisdom of the brightest minds Money Examiners knows. Does a bear market/recession mean we should all put our money in gold and guns? No, but it means careful […]

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Case for a Reasonably Priced Wedding

Something has changed. For the first time in recorded history, Valentine’s Day is no longer the Number One “get engaged” day on the American romance calendar. It has been supplanted by Christmas Day, with New Year’s Eve gaining quickly on Feb. 14. That means, in less than a month millions of couples are making the […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Dos and Dont’s

What a nightmare this turned out to be. Standing in line after endless line, sleep-deprived, and temper burning. The approximate “budget” you set for your credit card debt is a distant memory. Worse yet, you missed by a minute getting the one item you most wanted. A minute! Lord have mercy! It’s Black Friday and […]

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Satellite and Cable TV Hemorrhaging Subscribers to Cord Cutting

What started out as friendship has grown stronger. REO Speedwagon said that first, but they were singing about eternal love between two people. They could have been talking about people who sampled cutting the cord and now couldn’t be drawn back into satellite and cable TV with candy and flowers. The cut the cord movement […]

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7 Myths About Health Savings Accounts

What comes to mind when I say “It’s that time of year again?” If you watch much television, you may already believe you’re late with Christmas shopping. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, you may think it is time to get that frozen bird in cold water. Both good ideas, but neither are what Money Examiners […]

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