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Marilyn Tam was born into a traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong and rose to the executive suite at Reebok, Nike, Aveda and other companies. Marilyn knows How to Use What You've Got, so she wrote a book on it. As a corporate consultant and speaker, she works with people and companies to create positive change. (more…)

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    True Confessions

    Around the World on $33.50

    I met a woman, 50 years old, traveling alone around the world with one suitcase and a handbag. Kate—divorced with two children—earns a modest living as a teacher for the hard of hearing. The trip was a major financial decision so she had been planning it for a while. (more…)

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    I am committed to paying off my credit cards ($25,000 worth). Here's my question - should I take a loan out from my 401k - at an 8.25% interest rate, to pay down a credit card with an 11.99% interest rate? On paper it looks good, but I know I will be missing out on the amortization of the money in my 401k. On the other hand, I would be paying myself back, and not the credit card company. Is this a smart move?

    Congratulations on taking steps to pay down your credit card debt. However, we do not think it's a smart move to borrow from your 401(k). You're a smart cookie because you've pointed out yourself that the 8.25% interest rate (more…)

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