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Just today as I was writing this post, Evernote was hacked. In an article in the LA Times, Evernote representatives said that hackers were able to gain access to users’ email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords. Fortunately, the hackers were not able to access any of their files or their payment information, the company [...]

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Ironically, I first learned about TaskRabbit–the online marketplace that allows you to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in your neighborhood– from an article in the New Yorker*, even though it is headquartered in San Francisco (basically my own backyard), and was developed in the first-ever session of the Facebook fbFund incubator program. A [...]

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Welcome to Women’s Money Week! WMW13 brings together the best and brightest in personal finance the first week in March to discuss money issues as they uniquely relate to women. It’s about taking control of your finances and reshaping your financial future. Sign up for the email list to get the free 14 point checklist [...]

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Diversification Using Alternative Investments Tuesday 3/5 12:00pm-1:00pm This webinar is an exploration of how to diversify your portfolio using alternative investments – specifically, real estate. Brian Jackson of Penklor, Cincinnati’s largest real estate turnkey provider, will describe the opportunities available to purchase income-producing properties using funds in your self-directed IRA. We will also be taking [...]

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CamaPlan, a personalized self-directed IRA planning firm located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, is hosting a free webinar on precious metals investing and the future of gold and silver. Many believe the biggest returns are ahead of us–find out how you can use funds in your self-directed IRA account to take advantage of the capital gains [...]

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1. Newsbound When I was recently researching the Fiscal Cliff (and what financial writer wasn’t at the end of 2012), I stumbled on an interesting article at Huff Po called the Fiscal What-Cha-Ma-Callit in a cool, new format. Newsbound.com tackles it and other complex hot-potato political subjects by not dumbing down, but making hard concepts [...]

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Here’s an excerpt from our favorite Springfield sociopathic resident rich man: Burns: I guess it’s time I explain to these good people, the upcoming Fiscal Cliff. [doom and gloom music] Think of the economy as a car, and the rich man as the driver. If you don’t give the driver all the money, he will [...]

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Much of the concern around the Fiscal Cliff is centered on the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, or spending cuts under the Budget Control Act of 2011. The other cliff I am not hearing much about has to do with the expiration of the Bush Administration’s 2007 major federal tax program to help homeowners [...]

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First it’s Gray Thursday, then Black Friday. It could easily be a children’s rhyme about the Black Death. And if you are someone who believes that “Ring Around the Rosie” is actually about the Plague, then “we all fall down” could be a modern-day reference to the trampling of the Long Island Walmart employee in [...]