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"What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?"

8 Lies about Money That Could Be Keeping You in Debt

03 13th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"Patrice C. Washington, author of Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man, says the lies we tell ourselves about money might be contributing to those balances," writes Libby Kane (photo, left).

"Washington says that wealth "has 100% nothing to do with money."

"Below, she outlines eight common money lies that could be keeping us in debt: . . ."

"Making mistakes is a great way to learn tough lessons, but can be costly in terms of time and resources."

"Instead, take this wisdom from someone who's been there."

7 Ways That Grocery Stores Entice You to Spend More

03 8th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"Retailers and manufacturers are putting more dollars into front-line efforts in the stores themselves, says Paco Underhill, founder of Envirosell and author of Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping."

"'If stores do it right, you have fun shopping a clean, bright store and bringing home some interesting things to eat. And if you also want to stick to your budget, it pays to recognize in-store marketing when you see it.

'Do you keep overspending when you hit the supermarket? See if any of these seven marketing strategies might help explain why.'

5 Financial Terms People Use All Wrong

03 8th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"There's a lot to learn about money."

"'It's not taught in high school," Bob Gavlak [photo, left], CFP and wealth adviser with Strategic Wealth Partners in Columbus, Ohio, told Business Insider. "You get taught about parabolas and Venn diagrams in high school, but you don't get taught about taxes and budgeting and credit cards and mortgages, which would be much more helpful to your long-term personal success."

"And then, he pointed out, we tend not to learn financial literacy in college or at work. When are we supposed to pick it up?"

The 12 Worst Money Habits and How to Break Them

03 6th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

Still good advice from Libby Kane (photo, left).

Nikelle Murphy (photo, left) has the details.

". . . Business Insider asked [Robert] Herjavec and his "Shark Tank" costars what they believe to be the biggest challenges small businesses grapple with on the path to success."

"Technology use while on vacation affects more than just the type of activities travelers do. According to Wyndham hotels, 54 percent of children believe their parents check their phones “too often” and 32 percent said that they feel “unimportant” when their parents are distracted by screens."

Cailey Rizzo reports at

"If you really want to live the financial life of your dreams, it's time to get real. Here are 11 of the most common lies you need to stop telling yourself before it's too late."

Author bio – Ms. Quinn "is an experienced personal finance writer and her work has appeared on, Huffington Post and Slate. She is also the former Managing Editor of"


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