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Holiday Tipping: "How Much to Give and to Whom?
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Holiday Tipping: “How Much to Give and to Whom?

Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, offers these guidelines for ‘tipping” this holiday season: –          Give what you can. Tips are appreciated, but not mandatory. If your budget is limited, opt for a small gift and a thank you note. If you’re unsure of who […]

How to Teach Kids the Value of Money This Holiday Season
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How to Teach Kids the Value of Money This Holiday Season

For most children in America, the holiday season is a wonderful time, with tasty treats, vacation from school, and plenty of toys and gifts that seem to magically appear. Of course, parents know it’s not magic — those gifts cost money! Not having to worry about that part of it is a gift found only […]

Fast-Track to Retirement
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Fast-Track to Retirement

What does it take to be comfortable during retirement? Conventional wisdom calls it the 4 percent rule – withdrawing about that amount from your nest egg each year to live comfortably. And, for that, millions of Americans believe they need to stick to a job they don’t like during their earning years. “Unfortunately, the kind […]

Creating a Financial Legacy
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Creating a Financial Legacy

Half of all Americans with children do not have a legal will, according to a survey done by the legal service RocketLawyer. “While the survey was conducted in 2012, the attitudes Americans have on inheritance and legacy matters seems to remain the same through the years, individuals would rather focus on the here and now” […]

8 Initial Steps Women Can Take to Improve Their Relationship with Money
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8 Initial Steps Women Can Take to Improve Their Relationship with Money

Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto. “For women, money is an emotional currency, tied to our sense of self-worth and confidence, which can lead us to financial pitfalls that ultimately limits what we pursue in life,” says Toneatto, a certified business and […]

7 Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning
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7 Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning

An onslaught of retiring baby boomers; the uncertain duration of Social Security funding; difficulty with workplace retirement accounts like 401(k)s – even if these factors were stronger than they are now, you’d still have a heavy burden in managing your finances during retirement, says financial planner Carl Edwards. “Financial planning for retirement has always been […]

Outliving Your Retirement
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Outliving Your Retirement

As people get closer to the age when they hope to retire, traditional wisdom calls for moving into more conservative – safer – investments, such as Treasury bonds and many fixed-income mutual funds. “The problem is, what is ‘safe’ for one person may not be ‘safe’ for another, given the amount of money in their […]

Your Relationship With Money
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Your Relationship With Money

Everyone has a relationship with money, but for women, it’s much more fraught with emotion, says Meriflor Toneatto.  When we avoid and ignore those emotions, we allow them to quietly guide our decision-making – which inevitably holds us back. “Understanding our emotions, fears and doubts about money and how they affect our behavior can help […]

2014 Global Career Empowerment Summit: July 24 – July 25, 2014
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2014 Global Career Empowerment Summit: July 24 – July 25, 2014

The Darby Foundation will be presenting its 2014 Global Career Empowerment Summit on July 24 – July 26, 2014 at the Miracle Christian Center located at 334 Fulton Ave. Hempstead, New York 11550. The Miracle Christian center is under the leadership of Dr. Phyllis Young, Founder and Bishop David B. Gate, II, Sr. Pastor. Thursday, […]

7 Tax Saving Strategies for Small and Home-Based Businesses, Start-Ups and Solopreneurs
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7 Tax Saving Strategies for Small and Home-Based Businesses, Start-Ups and Solopreneurs

With approximately one-third of taxpayers purported to wait until the last 30 days leading up to filing deadline, there is egregious opportunity loss with respect to potential tax savings were strategy to be employed all year through. Sadly, many small and home-based business owners, solopreneurs and start-up owners are serial “late filers” and miss out […]

Legislator Abrahams Seeks Businesses, Employers & Franchisors for2014 Job/Career Fair
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Legislator Abrahams Seeks Businesses, Employers & Franchisors for2014 Job/Career Fair

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), in conjunction with Town of Hempstead’s Department of Occupational Resources, are once again hosting the 2014 Job/Career Fair, including a Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair, at Nassau Community College – CCB Multipurpose Room on Monday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Together, they are offering local businesses […]

Con Edison Showing Customers the Money For Reduced Electricity Usage
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Con Edison Showing Customers the Money For Reduced Electricity Usage

Con Edison customers who operate large buildings are taking advantage of pumped-up payments the company is offering to conserve electricity when temperatures soar.   Customers can register through June 2 and begin collecting payments in August. For every megawatt of reduction that a customer enrolls, Con Edison will pay up to $500,000 over three years. […]

5 Financial Risks to Consider in Retirement
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5 Financial Risks to Consider in Retirement

Most people don’t know that 80 percent of mountain-climbing accidents don’t occur on the way to the summit – they happen on the way down, says financial expert and extreme sports enthusiast David Rosell. Although arriving at the top of the mountain is considered by many mountaineers to be one of life’s greatest accomplishments, I […]

Consumer Alert Warning New Yorkers of Tax-Season Scams
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Consumer Alert Warning New Yorkers of Tax-Season Scams

With this year’s tax deadline less than one month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has offered New Yorkers tips to avoid falling victim to tax-prep scams. The Internal Revenue Service has already received thousands of reports this year of various scams. The Attorney General also asked taxpayers to notify his office of any suspected […]

5 Common Causes of Prevalent Tax Mistakes
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5 Common Causes of Prevalent Tax Mistakes

Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned investment advisor Paul Taylor, a member of […]