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What a Rise? You May Get What You Deserve with a Five-Step Course

So you have been working hard throughout the year, brought down your company’s cost, helped increasing the sales, and completed every assignment on time with satisfactory quality. Your co-workers only have good words for you and your boss is very happy to have you in the group. What could all of these mean to you? […]

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Have a Million?

How about replaceing your existing house with one of these (from   Boulder, Colorado: $1.199M, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 6387 sq ft.

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What’s Your Highest Priority? House? Retirement? Or 529?

One of my friends had a baby last month. While enjoying the parenthood, the couple is also planning for their daughter’s future: save for her college. He sent me, among several other guys, an email last weekend for suggestions on 529 plans. After I replied by telling him that I have both 529 accounts and […]

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$100 Bonus for Opening a Citi E-Savings Account with Offer Code

I got this offer from Citibank today and the condition for the $100 bonus include: Apply online for both an e-Savings account with a 5.00% APY and a regular checking account in the EZ Checking package. EZ Checking account requires a minimum balance of $1500. Pay 2 bills a month for a year at […]

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How to be Successful in Investing — Part I

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has an on-going special series on successful investing. Today, the first segment of the “The Five Keys to Investing Success” is out and key number one is Make Investing a Habit, a principle that I couldn’t agree more. The article begins with a suggestion to people with small amount to invest every […]

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How Safe is Your City? Here’s the Best, Worst, and in Between

When buying real estate, everybody knows “location, location, location.” However, the difference between locations shouldn’t just be neighborhoods in the city, the city itself should also be on your mind. You certainly don’t want to live in one of those “most dangerous” cities, even though you may find a perfect location in the city. Morgan […]

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House for Sale: Then $639,900, Now $624,900

Early last month, we saw an open house sign nearby. We were not really shopping for a new house back then (even now), but since it was in the area we like, we decided to take a tour. The house, built in 1998, has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, and a unfinished basement. […]

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Did You Receive the Small Gift from EmigrantDirect?

A surprise was in the mail last night: a gift from EmigrantDirect. Nothing big or fancy, but I take it as a gesture from EmigrantDirect of being their customer for the past year. So what’s the gift? It is a small writing pad with my name printed on every page, the kind of gift that […]

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