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Healthcare Changes You’ll Pay for in 2013

Imagine for a moment that you’re 8 years old and you run a lemonade stand. It’s the most simplistic of businesses—all you need are cups, lemons, sugar, water, ice and the right price. Unfortunately, the neighborhood discovers kinks in your business model. As a result, they impose a strict rule saying you may only charge $0.10 … Continue reading

My 2012 Blog in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get … Continue reading

5 Christmas Extras You Don’t Need

This holiday season, just like every Christmas, you have all sorts of businesses competing for your hard-earned dollars. If you’ve turned on the TV or been to the mall recently, you know they will market you to death. One thing they love to market is extra stuff. And, usually, it’s extra stuff you don’t need. You know … Continue reading

7 Ways to Go Broke This Season

If you’re trying to get out of debt, this time of year can easily become crazy and stressful. You want to go all out and have fun, but you know that “going all out” is what got you in trouble in the first place. So what’s an early Baby Stepper to do? What you need … Continue reading

Is Eating Out on Thanksgiving a Sin?

  No one has ever accused me of being a great cook. It’s a shame really because I would love to cook meals with words like “braised” and “julienned” in the title, but I just don’t see that ever happening. So when a holiday such as Thanksgiving rolls around people like me start to have … Continue reading

Operation Christmas Child

70 days until Christmas. I know, I know who wants to think about Christmas when we still have Halloween, college football and the State Fair to think about at this time of the year. One of our family’s annual traditions though is to send a gift overseas to a child that otherwise wouldn’t have much … Continue reading

3 Money Tips to Get You Through the 2012 Election

A presidential election is coming up soon—maybe you’ve heard? And it’s not just Obama and Romney who’ve pinned their hopes to the outcome on Election Day. Many people are convinced that their own personal financial futures depend on the “right” man taking office. The Problems Are Real There is no doubt our country is facing some … Continue reading

Go Gives Back over $10,000!!

One of the many things I love about my company is its position on philanthropy. At every closing agents donate $50 to our favorite charity and Go matches that amount. It’s not a choice to participate, it’s just part of who we are. That means that four times a year we can deliver checks to an … Continue reading