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When I headed off to university (longer ago than I care to admit), my dad and I made a deal where he would cover 90 per cent of the cost of tuition and room and board, provided I maintained a 3.0 GPA, didn't move in with any boys, and we sat down before every semester and talked about my career goals and financial plans after university. That last part I hated when I was 18, but I think was something that set me up for success, and I'd recommend anyone that is paying for their child's tuition (or even if you aren't) to do.

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Telsyte released an interesting report yesterday. Their research found almost two-thirds of the 263 IT decision makers they surveyed expected their budgets to increase this year. The main reason is the need to invest in big data and analytics tools to support sales and marketing, and to prepare for the data deluge that IoT will bring.

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Your dollar goes further in certain cities, depending on the cost of housing and the cost of living in general. If you're unfamiliar with an area, you may not know how to budget your life accordingly. The Earth Awaits helps build a custom budget specific to cities all over the world.

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Ever since I was a little kid, I've had an affinity for numbers. My father loves telling this story about how when I was seven, I corrected a guy's maths off the top of my head -- of course, that correction worked against my father and cost him some amount of money.

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When you're trying to get your finances together, there's usually a question of trade-off. Do I pay off debt or save for an emergency? Do I save for retirement or a home down payment? Fidelity's 50/15/5 rule addresses the most important financial goals by allocating your pay accordingly.