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Kaizen: Life Lessons from Maria Menounos & Toyota

Kaizen: Life Lessons from Maria Menounos & Toyota

Lacy April 9, 2013 1

Confession:  I LOVE me some self-help books. Self-help books are awesome.  If you haven’t browsed through this section of the ol’ book store, then stop reading this and go now!  This section is full

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How to Use Credit Cards to Get Out of Debt

How to Use Credit Cards to Get Out of Debt

Lacy April 2, 2013 1

Finally back from my vacation, it is now time to get back to business.  Before I left I posted about how exactly credit cards work.  We took a look at how the interest is

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Hello from Japan – How I Use My Cell Abroad

Hello from Japan – How I Use My Cell Abroad

Lacy March 23, 2013 2

This week I have been a little MIA on the blog here, and for good reason…I am in Japan.  Yep, this week is spring break which means I have been gallivanting around Kyoto, Toyota

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Credit Cards Defined

Credit Cards Defined

Lacy March 16, 2013 4

Credit Cards.  Love them…hate them…don’t know what they are but you signed some forms and you got a free t-shirt once…The fact of the matter is credit cards are everywhere.  And while they might

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4 Financial Steps Everyone Should Take Before Traveling Abroad

4 Financial Steps Everyone Should Take Before Traveling Abroad

Lacy March 13, 2013 4

Things are crazy here around my house.  I am in the midst of mid-terms.  The apartment is in shambles (as it always is when my studying materials somehow explode all over the house each

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I Hate My Gym – A Lesson in Self Denial

I Hate My Gym – A Lesson in Self Denial

Lacy March 9, 2013 12

I live in NYC where I feel that a gym is a necessity.  Yes I walk everywhere humanly possible all the time, but I like to actually work up a sweat now and again. 

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The Most Important Thing – A Book Review

The Most Important Thing – A Book Review

Lacy March 7, 2013 4

This semester I am making my way through the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing book list.  At least, I hope I will make it through them this semester….Regardless, I am reading up

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Do the Math, People. Compound Interest Rocks!

Do the Math, People. Compound Interest Rocks!

Lacy March 5, 2013 4

Surely you’ve heard by now about the magic that is compound interest.  If not, don’t worry, cause that is what we are going to talk about today. Future Value Formula: To understand compound interest

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How Much Do You Need In Your Emergency Fund?

How Much Do You Need In Your Emergency Fund?

Lacy February 28, 2013 10

Let’s start out this post by defining what an emergency fund is: An emergency fund is an account set aside to be accessed in the event of an emergency such as job loss, illness,

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Meet the Virtual Employer – Awesomeness in Banking Form

Meet the Virtual Employer – Awesomeness in Banking Form

Lacy February 25, 2013 2

Hello Readers! I want to introduce you to a concept that was instrumental for me when I first started getting my financial life in order.  Readers, meet the Virtual Employer! I myself met the

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