Becky Michel

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Save like Dave Ramsey... Just Don't Invest Like Him

Radio host and author Dave Ramsey delivers a powerful message to millions about saving, debt and living below your means. So why are some of the best …

‘Hard-Working Single Mom’ Legally Purchased Handgun Following Two Robberies — Now She Might Go to Jail After Admitting She Had It

A Philadelphia mom is facing up to three years in jail on weapons related charges after she voluntarily told a New Jersey officer when pulled over that she was traveling out of state with her handgun.<p>Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over last October in Atlantic City for a routine traffic stop and …

A Major Republican Actor Is Distancing Himself from His GOP ‘Buddy’ and Saying He’s Friends With Obama

The Rock may be a Republican, but he’s making sure everyone knows he has Democrat friends too.<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “a buddy” to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the actor told the Associated Press Friday, despite Johnson’s recent demand that Christie’s office remove him from a fake movie …

ISIS Has a Deadly Ultimatum for Christians

Christians in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, are facing an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a tax or abandon everything and leave.<p>If they don’t, they could be killed.<p>in this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate …

5 Creative Ways To Save For A Down Payment

It’s time. You’ve rented long enough, and you’re ready to become a homeowner. But saving for a down payment is easier said than done. Here are five creative ways you can boost your savings in order to attain that coveted 20 percent down payment.<p>1. Find affordable alternatives<p>Many of the things …

How To Turn Negative Feedback Into Something Positive

Negative feedback at work is painful. It might make you angry or frightened--but if you're able to turn it into a positive thing, the negative feedback can actually be your key to success.<br>I spoke to Rebecca Thorman, a speaker, blogger, and careers writer at Kontrary.com, Eve Tahmincioglu, a career …

Jimmy Buffett Buys West Coast Oasis

Jimmy Buffett has found a new place to rest his (Parrot) head.<p>The flip-flop wearing crooner has picked up a new place in Beverly Hills, paying $8,250,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,322 square foot gated Mid-Century style estate.<p>According to The Real Estalker and property records, Buffett’s deal …

The 8 Myths About Emotions That Are Holding Us Back

As a society, we don’t talk much about emotions. Conversations tend to focus more on what we’re doing or what we’re thinking. In fact, most people find it easier to start sentences with, “I think…” instead of “I feel…” simply because it feels less awkward.<p>Most of us are never educated about …

10 Tips To Work Less And Accomplish More

Is there an emerging global backlash against rigid, full-time employment? Google CEO Larry Page has advocated the elimination of the 40-hour-work week and the Swedish government is planning to conduct an experiment with a 6-hour workday to increase productivity and reduce sick days. You …

5 Questions To Help You Define Your Leadership Brand

If you ask someone to describe a person with a compelling leadership brand, they will often struggle initially to explain exactly why that person is so effective. Maybe this is because everything that we do, say, and embody at work creates the brand for which we become known. For some, this is just …

10 Investing Questions Everyone Wants Answered

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a dumb question—and that’s especially true when it comes to investing.<p>After all, putting your hard-earned dollars into an investment account isn’t the same as simply stashing it away in a checking or savings …

Podium Power: 7 Steps To A Rock Solid Speech

Public speaking is often cited as the number one most common fear, even before death itself.<p>For some of us, high on the list of fears is the dread of listening to a speech that bores, patronizes, or otherwise wastes our time.<p>Whether your next speech is before the local school group or the United …

Holiday Shopping With Apps

There are now countless smartphone apps that can help navigate the best deals in-store and online. These apps are also time-savers, giving you extra time to sit back and enjoy those latkes and eggnog. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

How To Get The Best Deal On A New Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

While the Internet has certainly made the task of buying a new car or truck easier, the process is still pockmarked with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest shoppers. As we’re smack in the middle of the summer car-buying season, it’s a good time to review our time-tested 10-step program for …