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fiscal cliffWe’ve scoured the web and brought you our favorite and most useful money-related articles. We read everything, so you don’t have to!

A “blunt” cover letter from a student to a boutique investing firm has gone viral. But a career coach explains why something doesn’t quite add up. That Viral Cover Letter? Not Quite as Blunt as We Thought - The Levo League

This tax trick for married couples could save you a lot on taxes–but only if you do it in time. The Deadline Every Married Person (and Financial Advisor) Needs to Know About - Forbes

We love checklists, we love interactives and we love saving money. Hence, we love this interactive checklist on how to lower all your monthly bills. Lower Your Monthly Bills Checklist – Real Simple

Wondering what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its debt? Apparently, it did–in a small way–in the ’70s. Today, the same thing would be much, much scarier. This article explains why. Here’s What Happened the Last Time the U.S. Defaulted on Its Debt - The Atlantic

Just in case you had any doubts! Why Everyone Needs a Financial Advisor – Go Girl Finance

While this article is targeted to moms, the advice is just as useful for dads, too. Stay at Home Moms and Money - Parents.com

Will your taxes go up this year? Probably. Better rework that budget! Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Raise Taxes on 77% of Americans - Huffington Post Money

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One of the most inspirational get-out-of-debt stories ever. I Paid Off $90,000 in Debt in Just 3 Years 

Women who work in finance face an interesting set of challenges. While hedge funds run by female managers outperformed the broader hedge fund industry last year, investors still don’t trust women who work in finance.

There are some clues about how your children will handle money when they grow up. Here’s how to address some bad habits early. Quiz: What Is Your Child’s FInancial Personality? 

In the same vein, this personality test, which is popular with employers, can also determine how you treat money. What Your Personality Type Means for Your Money