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July 20th – Leaving Room for F-U-N

By now, you can probably recite my budgeting breakdown in your sleep: 50% of your monthly budget should go to the Essentials (food, housing, transportation, and the like); 15% to the Endgame (savings, retirement, and other investments); and 15% to FUN.

Yes, good old fashioned F-U-N. This last one is the one that people always ask about, because very few financial experts will make room for the good things in life within your budget. But here’s the thing: making money so that you can enjoy your life is why you work in the […]

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Public Company

In short, a company that anyone can buy into. This company has already had its “coming out” party by joining the stock market via an initial public offering (IPO). The biggest advantage to “going public” is the ability to sell stock (which can make the company, its employees, and its shareholders a lot of money). But the downside is that it opens the door to increased regulations and less control for the company’s founders and majority owners.

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Marie Claire
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