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Get Affairs in Order After Death of Spouse

April 16, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Serial entrepreneur Susan Alpert captured the good life with her husband of 46 years, Larry. She had a great family and a successful career, including running several multimillion dollar companies. “After a fairy-tale wedding, we lived ‘happily ever after’ – as happy as real-life gets –except, of course, that’s not really the end of the [...]

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Avoid Card Skimming Scams

March 11, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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It’s National Consumer Protection Week ,and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to join the effort to educate consumers and businesses from becoming victims of fraud and scams. National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. NCPW.gov [...]

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Do You Qualify for the Estate Tax Exemption?

February 2, 2013 by Mary Lynn Kirby  
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It’s nice to be able to share some good news with you!  When I can put the word “down” in the same sentence with the word “tax”, I think that is a really good thing!  The federal estate tax impact has gone down.  The exemption amount, which is the amount of assets one can pass [...]

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Chez Jules: Over the Moon, Crazy about Macarons

January 19, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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By Allison Meyer If you want to meet someone who is passionate about what she does, then seek out Deborah Johnson, owner and operator of Chez Jules, who has spent years in France learning and perfecting her skills in French cuisine. Now back in the United States, Deborah has channeled her talents into her home-based [...]

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Resolve to Save More of Your Money in 2013

January 15, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) Two of the most commonly made and commonly broken New Year’s resolutions are saving money and paying off debt. These are promises we all seem to make to ourselves every year with every intention of seeing through. But somehow, we wind up in the same spot we were before. So how can you make [...]

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How to Get a Job You Love in the New Year

January 12, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) The New Year is the perfect time to evaluate your career and take control of your professional life. And doing so may be easier than you think in today’s economy, where one-third of the American workforce is now comprised of freelancers. Experts say self-employed, independent workers have gone mainstream and are here to stay. [...]

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Five Tips to Boost Your Retirement Readiness

January 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) In challenging financial times, it can be difficult to pay bills today, let alone save for the future. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Lincoln Financial Group found that 72 percent of Americans say that the state of the economy is making it challenging for them to stay on track with their retirement [...]

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Starting a Business Workshop 1/11 at CSU-Fayette

January 8, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Starting a Business Workshop 1/11 at CSU-Fayette If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion include: traits of successful entrepreneurs market research legal structures for your business estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections financing alternatives business failure factors business planning Since lack of planning [...]

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13 Ways to Save in 2013

January 2, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Spending less and saving more money are among the top goals on typical New Year’s resolution lists. Heavy holiday spending coupled with potential tax hikes from the fiscal cliff make these goals even more important in 2013. To help, here are 13 easy ways to save more in 2013. 1. Dine Out Less Have you [...]

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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List

December 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending. The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we [...]

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8 Life Lessons to Use on Cyber Monday

November 25, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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When it comes to doorbuster deals and massive discounts, Cyber Monday is on the safer side of holiday shopping. Since you don’t have to leave the house, there’s little risk of a pepper-spray attack from crazies clamoring for the last Furby. Despite the relative safety, Cyber Monday is an event that requires some preparation. Without [...]

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How to Spot Pinkwashing

October 22, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Every October, thousands of products display the pink ribbon or pink packaging in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While many of these products have a real tie to breast cancer charities, other pink-labeled products can be described as a form of “pinkwashing,” and provide very limited benefit to charities, if any at all. [...]

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