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Stocks Retreat Ahead Of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Testimony Before Congress – Acadiana Business Index

The major averages took a breather on Tuesday. Ken Meyers has your stock market report on the Acadiana Business Index.

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New Retirement Age May Have Americans Working Until They Drop

In yet another bit of cheerful economic news, a quarter of the 1,500 people who filled out Wells Fargo’s latest retirement survey said they don’t plan to retire until they’re 80 years old — two years past the life expectancy of the average American.

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Is Louisiana Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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The Real Truth About Money, What You Should Tell Your Kids

Money, it's transportation, it gets you where you want to go. The more you have the faster you can get there. It doesn't make you smarter but you can sure seem like a dummy if you don't know how to watch your pennies. Your kids need to know about money too. Oddly enough, keeping them without money is not the best way to teach them responsibility. You need to be upfront and truthful with your children so they learn the cold hard facts about managing cold hard cash. 

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You’re Throwin Money Away! 5 Easy Ways To Stop It

You and I we work hard for what we have. We all wish our paychecks were a little bigger and our bills were a little bit smaller. We want good things, nice things and things our families can be proud of but still at the end of the month the bank account is a lot smaller than we want it to be. The truth is we might be tossing some of that hard earned cash right down the drain, not literally but where your money is going might surprise you. We've found 5 easy ways for you to stop throwing money away.

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A Bigger Allowance For Your Teen? The Experts Say Yes

There is a line from a song I am quite partial too that says Don't try to describe the ocean if you've never seen it, in other words, don't expect people to learn from experiences they've never had. Teaching kids how to manage money is a lot like pushing a rope. You can do it, it's frustrating and quite often you wonder why you're even trying.

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A Cup of Coffee or a Trip to Paris? Which do You Choose

Let's say you spring for your favorite cup of coffee everyday, it's not too expensive you can afford it right? What if that cup of coffee was keeping you from taking a dream vacation or being secure in your retirement? No way, a cup of coffee? Well it all adds up over time

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Make Taxes Less Taxing

If you work for a living you pay taxes. That means April 15th is a day you always make a note of on the calendar. The American Tax Code is very confusing, that's why companies make lots of money doing all the work for you. The government certainly isn't making it any easier this year!

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Prices Going Up? We Got You Covered

Certain politicians, well okay all of them, said I would be making more money this year. I would have more money to spend on the things I need and want. They didn't tell me the things I need and want would cost more than the more money I would be making.

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Forget Resolutions; Make a To-Do List

The time honored tradition of lying to ones self in public about the expectations of a new year. This will be the year I grow wings and then fly to the moon. This will be my year to stop showing up on the red light cameras. This year I will have money to do things I want to do! Believe it or not that last one can be done, but you don't need a resolution.

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