Tuesday Tip: Beware the Lazy Tax

by Albie D on October 21, 2014

tuesday-tip-1024x742Laziness. In the hectic, busy world that so many of us live in, it can be a sweet respite to just sit and do nothing for a while. Are there things that could be done? Probably. But now and then you just want to relax and procrastinate. There’s nothing wrong with a little mental break, but you might pay for it later. It’s called the lazy tax, and it happens when you neglect to do some small task or pay some small amount, and it winds up costing you more later.

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401kHappy National Save for Retirement Week! Whether you haven’t started saving for retirement or you have a great plan in place, everyone can participate in this week; maybe you finally start that personal budget or you take some time to evaluate your current plan. It’s not the most glamorous time of the year, but certainly one of the most important. In fact, it’s so essential that it gets a whole week. What does your retirement savings plan look like?

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Earn, Save, Spend & Donate: Teaching Kids About Money

October 17, 2014
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It’s not unusual for children to focus on the next new toy that they want without understanding how to get it. Beyond just spending money, children will need to learn where money comes from and where it can go. Financial literacy can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life, so why not start at [...]

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Get Smart About Credit Day: Becoming Financially Literate

October 16, 2014
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Today is Get Smart About Credit Day! An annual event where bankers visit classrooms to explain basic personal finance principles to kids, Get Smart About Credit Day helps teach people about the credit facts of life. Though the lessons can be broad, there are three areas of focus: paying for college, knowing your score, and [...]

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Pumpkin Risotto: A Gourmet Fall Dish

October 15, 2014
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For a fancy fall feast, pumpkin risotto is just what you need to turn that gourd into something gourmet. Thanks to the inexpensive ingredients required for risotto, you can make a 5-star meal at less than $5 a serving.

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Cyber Security: What It Is & Why It Matters

October 13, 2014
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Bake a cake and change your passwords, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month! While most of us find it annoying to change passwords every 90 days or meet a long list of password criteria, there are extremely good reasons to be as tricky as possible, like avoiding identity theft and unwelcome debt. Since October is [...]

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Infographic: What Does it Cost to Own a Pet?

October 10, 2014
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Are you an animal lover? Do you own a pet or two… or seven? If you do own a pet, then you are probably well aware of the costs involved in caring for it. Food, toys, cages, leashes, medicine, litter – it can really add up. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, then it’s [...]

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Tips for a Cheap and Fun Outfit

October 9, 2014
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Halloween is just as fun in adulthood as it was when we were kids! Dressing up is a great way to express your creativity and to be the life of the party. This year, try making your costume instead of buying! By making your own costume, you’ll love it even more, and you’ll be able to save money [...]

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Pumpkin Chili: Comforting and Affordable

October 8, 2014
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With October underway, there are pumpkins everywhere for decorating and carving. Local grocery stores will stock them, as will farms and produce vendors. Beyond decoration, however, pumpkins can be turned into a number of delicious savory dishes, including this comforting and soothing pumpkin chili. Though chili may be considered a fattening guilty pleasure, this pumpkin chili [...]

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