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Banking

Managing the Peaks and Valleys of Cash Flow

Regardless of your current cash flow situation, it is a good idea to take stock of the cash management tools at your disposal, explains PNC Bank’s Tricia Mininger.

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Books

LouAnn Lofton, Author of "Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl," Knows the Value of Investing Wisely

In her best-selling book, she explains what we need to know to be money-smart, too.

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Education

Four Finalists Named for Prestigious George Washington Book Prize

On May 20, we’ll learn which of four authors wins the 2015 George Washington Book Prize. One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, the George Washington Book Prize recognizes the best new books on early American history.

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Estate Planning

Empower Yourself With a Power of Attorney

Are you confused about the concept of giving someone Power of Attorney (POA)? In fact, it has nothing to do with delegating power to a lawyer or an attorney-at-law.

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Finance

Michael Egan on Millennials and Money — What They Need to Know

Are you ready to unlock the potential of saving for retirement? By the time you reach your 20s, it’s time to get serious about planning ahead for your future, says Certified Financial Planner™ Michael Egan.

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Food

The Fat Tax Continues to Generate Controversy

The goal of a fat tax — a tax or surcharge placed on fattening food and beverages, or on overweight individuals — is to discourage unhealthy diets and offset the economic costs of obesity. The controversial idea has been debated for decades.

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Futurists

The Future of Bitcoin

The virtual currency Bitcoin is a mere speculative bubble, or it’s a force set to transform the financial world, depending on whom one asks. Created in 2009, it is in its early stages, and its future is still unclear. Explore three potential scenarios for the future of this fascinating currency.

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Happiness

April Happiness = Lighten Up

This month, try singing in the morning, acknowledging others’ feelings, and taking time for projects. Fun!

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Hiring

When Is It a Good Time to Ask for a Raise?

“The time to ask for a raise is when you’ve just done something so wonderful that the organization knows it can’t afford to lose you,” says Hiring expert Barbara Mitchell. “However, how often does that happen in anyone’s career?”

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History

John Gray Makes History Fun for Kids

Talk about financial responsibility. Seasoned museum professional John Gray presides over the $34 million annual budget that keeps us coming back to view the artifacts, culture, and kitsch at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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Hotels

A Room With a ReView: Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, Coconut Grove, FL

Looking for a great place to spend your tax refund this year? This tiny Miami retreat along beautiful Biscayne Bay provides the perfect weekend getaway.

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Intuition Rules

The Intuitive Investor: How to Translate Intuition From Serendipity to Tool

Jason Voss, CFA, author of “The Intuitive Investor,” suggests ways readers can translate intuitive sensations into information they can act on.

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Leadership

Best Practices Proposed for Advisers and Brokers Seeking to Meet True Fiduciary Standard

“These best practice standards would go a long way toward protecting the public and cleaning up the industry of ‘bad actors’ and bad practices,” says Bryan D. Beatty, CFP®, AIF®.

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Millennials

20-Somethings + the Art of Managing Their Own Money

“Millennials and money. The words flow right out of my mouth, just like my money flows out of my bank account,” says Eurah Jessica Lee, host of the “Millennials Radio Show.”

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Networking

Whom Do You Need to Meet?

There is no point spending money on attending networking events if people don’t remember you were there! Here are 8 Ways to Be Memorable at Networking Events.

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Nonprofits

Philanthropists' Advocate Helps Them Choose Their Charities Wisely

The future is not bright for many nonprofits, says Lisa Anne Thompson Taylor, but there is an up side: “The future of philanthropy will be for nonprofits to see themselves as equal partners, not as entitled recipients.”

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PR Rules

How Much Should You Spend on Your Ad Campaign?

In “PR Rules: The Playbook,” you’ll learn what percent of gross sales you can expect to spend on advertising, and how to spend that money wisely.

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Public Speaking

The Business Pitch: Think of It Like an Audition

Thinking of your business pitch like an audition for new business can help grow your success, say public speaking coaches Hilary Blair and Robin A. Miller of ARTiculate Real & Clear. Here’s why.

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Inkandescent Radio

"Red Tent" Author Anita Diamant Scores Another Hit With "The Boston Girl"

If you picked up and devoured Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent,” you’ll want to add her latest best-seller to your reading list. First take a listen to our podcast interview.

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Research

10 Powerful — and Simple — Body Language Tips

Leadership expert Carol Kinsey Goman offers 10 powerful, simple and sometimes surprising body language tips derived from research studies in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, sociology, communications, and more.

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Retirement

Howard Pressman on the Facts About Paying for College

When he talks with parents about how they plan to pay for college, the advice Howard Pressman, CFP® gives is always the same: “Prioritize your retirement above your kids’ college.”

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Speakers Bureau

Speaker of the Month: Sheldon Weiner

If you are concerned that during your retirement years your money will run out, you are not alone, explains financial advisor Sheldon Weiner. In fact, he says, surveys show many people “fear outliving their money more than they fear death.”

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Inkandescent TV

Dave Beck Featured on "Let's Talk Live": Do You Have a Child With Special Needs?

If you have a child with special needs, planning ahead for his or her financial future is complex, knows insurance agent Dave Beck. On this episode of “Let’s Talk Live,” he discusses 3 things parents of children with special needs should know.

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Wealth

Wealth Management Rules: 12 Tips to Help You Harness Your Financial Know-How

Want to hire a wealth manager, but don’t know where to begin? Try Rita Cheng’s eBook!

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