“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
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Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

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The 5 Worst Return Policies
December 15, 2010 | 16 Comments
The 5 Worst Return Policies

Poor Customer Service by Policy
Whereas good customer service and focus should be rewarded (see my list of the best retailer return policies), poor customer service and focus should be called out and not disguised as …

6 Money Saving Gift Ideas that Keep on Giving
December 13, 2010 | 3 Comments
6 Money Saving Gift Ideas that Keep on Giving

Time is running low for thoughtful gift purchases. With shipping windows winding down, you have just a few days left to make some wise gift purchases this holiday season. But don’t fret!
Saving money is one …

4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late
December 12, 2010 | One Comment
4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late

FSA Contributions do not Roll Over
If you have contributed funds to a flexible spending account (FSA) this year, you have approximately two weeks left (December 31 deadline) to use the funds before they vanish into …

The Best Retailer Return Policies
December 5, 2010 | 12 Comments
The Best Retailer Return Policies

Strategically, I’ve started to do a good portion of my shopping at retailers with the strongest return policies. I am a FIRM believer that these retailers successes are in no small part to how customer-centric …

3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours
November 22, 2010 | 8 Comments
3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours

The Rat Race
You work more hours, you make more money. Sometimes more money than you’ll ever need. Without purpose. That is the rat race.
Whether you garner an hourly wage and see a direct monetary impact …

2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment
November 18, 2010 | 2 Comments
2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment

This time of year, most employers offer ‘open enrollment‘ (aka annual enrollment). It is a period of time where you can change your benefit elections.
And it is usually the only time during the year that …


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