Why we all need a financial planner.

Tweet I am the first person to admit that while I can cut into your chest and crossclamp your aorta within about 2 minutes, I cannot balance a checkbook.  I make a mean souffle, but my eyes cross whenever I try to enter even a month’s worth of expenditures into Quicken.  Since I plan on […]

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Debt consolidation and collection agencies

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Debt consolidationTweet Nurses CAN talk turkey to collection agencies! In the last post I told you to avoid debt consolidation agencies, but I really want you to understand why and not think I’m just prejudiced against these financial behemoths. It seems like it would be […]

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Debt consolidation and debt settlement – avoid the scammers

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Debt consolidationTweet There are hundreds of telemarketers/e-mail spammers/billboards promoting debt consolidation sites. Sounds great right? Like the debt fairy might come and wipe away all your monthly payments into a consolidation as dense as a black hole. And we all know that black holes are […]

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Debt consolidation – First steps

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Debt consolidationTweet It’s been said that the best trauma surgeons have a slower pulse when shit hits the fan rather than the ultra-tachycardia that us mortals achieve when chaos begins. I’ve thought about that a lot lately when I watch the news and see job […]

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Ways to make money in your time off. Part II- Direct sales

Tweet There are literally hundreds of different companies that now have no (or very few) physical stores but instead use individual salespeople to sell their products to friends and co-workers. But to paraphrase George Orwell, not all companies are created equal. In addition to some really fabulous opportunities, there are also a lot of pyramid […]

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Ways to make money in your time off.

Tweet I was really tired the other day after the eleventy billionth 2 a.m. phone call.  While the 3rd Red Bull of the day chewed away at my gastric mucosa, I turned to NurseWendy and said, “wouldn’t it be nice if I could just quit and go be an aerobics instructor for a living?  Then […]

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How betting on Adam Lambert could have made you rich.

Tweet My husband is good for a few things; taking out the trash, killing mosquitoes (actually the Mosquito Magnet does that, but he sets it up), taking out the trash, and taking out the trash. But he is also good when it comes to financial stuff. A few years ago, he found out about this […]

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