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Tippecanoe County, IN, experiences the highest wage growth in the U.S

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Tippecanoe County, IN, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in average weekly wages During the 4th quarter of 2018 (15.1%). Within Tippecanoe, an average weekly wage gain of $1,046 (128.5%) in professional and business services made the largest contribution to the county’s increase in average weekly wages.…

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Live like no one else

Dave Ramsey said, “Live like no one else so later you can live and give like no one else.” A man who was a great inspiration to me was a college professor who saved 50% of his income since he first began teaching in the 1970s. Yes, over the years his income finally grew to…

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HR People, Credit Counselors, and Bankruptcy Attorneys – Am I Correct about Emergency 401(k) Withdrawals?

One of my (many) favorite quotes is, “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” [1] . Over the decades I’ve certainly made my share of mistakes!  But during five years as a community college personal finance instructor, and as counselor with several thousand in-person sessions under…

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