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Mark Zaifman's thoughts on money, global economic trends and politics
Save Money, Plan, Feel Powerful and Get Healthy?
Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Be a Frugal Consumer in the Dizzying World of On-Line Shopping
Mark Zaifman   |    Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 09:41 AM
Teaching Kids About Finances is an Important Part of Their Education
Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 02:27 PM
Infographic - Compare Your Personal Finances to 10,000 Other Women
Mark Zaifman   |    Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

The Best Way to Save Money on College Costs
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 02:42 PM

One of my clients recently let me know that she and her husband were taking their kids on another international trip - this time to enroll them in college. I sent her the link to Maya Frost's blog about studying abroad. Maya's book The New Global Student, will give you creative ways to cut college costs while at the same time scratching your wanderlust itch.

The following article written by Maya Frost, appeared in the Spiritus newsletter in Jan 2010.

The 3 Major Benefits of a Solo-401k Plan for Your Small Business
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:48 AM
Living Below Your Means is Key to a Successful Retirement
Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 03:16 PM

Of all the many golden rules when it comes to managing money, one of the most classic and familiar is to “live within your means”. How many times have you heard that expression?

But how about “living below your means”? Suze Orman, (whose style is not my favorite, but whose message is clear and spot on) has a new series called The Money Class which is where I heard the phrase living below your means. I’ve watched some of her specials before, yet I think this is her best yet. From the intro I watched on PBS, I believe this Money Class series is going to really benefit many, many people in bad financial shape.

Increasing Your Financial Integrity During the Holiday Season
Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 12:32 PM
Financial Planning Tasklist for Your Financial Security
Mark Zaifman   |    Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 06:12 PM

Last quarter, I posted the financial task list for January, February and March, taken from the Financial Planning Association (FPA) website. This second post is for tasks that need to be completed for April, May and June, which are quickly approaching.

As both my parents and in-laws are well into their 80's, I so appreciate and value the importance of the task for the month of May; talking to your parents about estate, health and long-term care planning. Please don't put this one off - you will save yourself and your loved ones a huge amount of work and heartache if you address these important and inevitable end of life issues sooner rather than later.  

Honoring Women and their Relationship With Money
Mark Zaifman   |    Tue, Mar 08, 2011 @ 05:55 PM

Happy International Women's Day!

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