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Friday Financial Five – December 27th, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

 

Smartphones are not just for updating Facebook and playing the latest version of Angry Birds. There are some worthwhile applications available that can help save money or facilitate the organization of one’s financial life.

Mint

When you traditionally think of mint, you think of pleasingly refreshing gum or the delicious Girl Scout cookies you bought recently. Conversely, Mint, the application, forces you to face possibly horrifying details of your monthly spending habits. This is healthy though, especially after a heavy spending holiday season. Categorizing and confronting expenses is an important part of identifying the road to financial wellness. Estimate current expenditures and make cuts where possible, while providing an outline to future retirement spending.

Grocery iQ

Staying with the budgeting theme, Grocery IQ is an application that helps control food costs, a major monthly expenditure for many of us. This app allows you to enter items by keyword or barcode, and also allows you to store grocery lists by store. It expedites the shopping process, helps you stay within a weekly or monthly food budget, and makes it easy to use coupons to save money.

Invisible Hand

Adam Smith would be proud of an application that allows buyers to search for the lowest price. Just type in a specific item for purchase and let the application do the rest. It also allows shoppers to scan a barcode while in a store to quickly compare prices online or send notification when the price of a saved item drops.

Morningstar

Morningstar allows investors to keep an eye on portfolio holdings by providing constant market updates and news releases. The research giant also includes its rating service, along with historical performance and expense information on mutual funds, exchange traded funds and individual stocks. Enter portfolio holdings and keep track of them on a daily basis.

Mobile Banking Applications

Many major banks have a mobile application presence, and several (Bank of America et al.) allow users to make a deposit by taking a picture of a check with a phone. Review the capabilities of each individual company to evaluate which have friendly features to perform all other banking needs.

Dan Forbes is a regular contributor on financial issues. He is a CFP Board Ambassador. He leads the firm Forbes Financial Planning, Inc in Providence, RI and can be reached at dforbes@forbesplanning.com .


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Top 30 Highest Paid Judges

Below are the top 30 highest paid judges, justices, and magistrates in the state judiciary. Judges and other top-earning members of the judiciary are listed from lowest to highest paid. Data includes both regular earnings as well as health care benefits. (The available records did not include the state contribution to judicial pensions.)

Note: Data was obtained from the State Controller’s Office. Pay and benefits are for the current fiscal year, which began in July. Data is current as of July 24, 2013. Salaries and benefits may be changed over the course of the year. In cases where compensation was the same, judges were listed in alphabetical order.

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#30

Madeline Quirk

Associate Judge, District Court

Total Compensation: $181,303.98

Salary: $165,149.14

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr. Booster Club

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#29

Joseph P. Ippolito, Jr. 

Magistrate, District Court

Total Compensation: $184,031.12

Salary: $167,876.28

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/Brian Turner

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#28

Kathleen A. Voccola    

Associate Justice, Family Court

Total Compensation: $184,811.90

Salary: $179,048.48

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $5,433.74

Dental: $286

Vision: $44

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#27

Anthony Capraro    

Associate Judge, District Court

Total Compensation: $184,894.32

Salary: $168,739.48

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/j3net

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#26

Christine S. Jabour  

Associate Judge, District Court

Total Compensation: $184,894.32

Salary: $168,739.48

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/Casino Connection

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#25

Edward C. Parker

Associate Judge, Traffic Tribunal

Total Compensation: $186,115.54

Salary: $169,960.70

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#24

Stephen J. Capineri    

Associate Justice, Family Court

Total Compensation: $187,742.88

Salary: $171,588.04

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/Claudia Morua

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#23

Edward C. Clifton

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $187,742.88

Salary: $171,588.04

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#22

Bennett Gallo

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $187,742.88

Salary: $171,588.04

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#21

Susan E. McGuirl

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $187,742.88

Salary: $171,588.04

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#20

John A. Mutter

Associate Justice, Family Court

Total Compensation: $187,742.88

Salary: $171,588.04

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#19

Michael A. Silverstein

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $187,742.88

Salary: $171,588.04

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#18

Hugo L. Ricci, Jr.

Associate Judge, Workers Compensation Court   

Total Compensation: $188,484.40

Salary: $172,329.56

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/James Robinson

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#17

Frank J. Cenerini

Associate Judge, District Court

Total Compensation: $189,326.80

Salary: $173,171.96

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/j3net

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#16

William P. Robinson III

Associate Justice, Supreme Court

Total Compensation: $190,167.12

Salary: $174,012.28

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#15

Patricia A. Hurst

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $191,473.10

Salary: $175,318.26

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/manu h

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#14

Robert D. Krause

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $191,473.10

Salary: $175,318.26

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#13

Jeffrey A. Lanphear

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $191,473.10

Salary: $175,318.26

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo: Flickr/spoletocity

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#12

Stephen P. Nugent

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $191,473.10

Salary: $175,318.26

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#11

Debra E. Disegna 

Associate Justice, Family Court

Total Compensation: $195,203.32

Salary: $179,048.48

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#10

Michael B. Forte

Associate Justice, Family Court

Total Compensation: $195,203.32

Salary: $179,048.48

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#9

Melanie W. Thunberg

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $195,203.32

Salary: $179,048.48

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#8

Joseph A. Montalbano

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Total Compensation: $195,848.90

Salary: $179,694.06

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

Photo:Flickr/j3net

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#7

Laureen D'Ambra

Associate Justice, Family Court

Total Compensation: $198,150.42

Salary: $181,995.58

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#6

Haiganush R. Bedrosian  

Chief Judge, Family Court

Total Compensation: $202,717.06

Salary: $196,953.64

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $5,433.74

Dental: $286

Vision: $44

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#5

George E. Healy

Chief Judge, Workers Compensation Court

Total Compensation: $209,005.16

Salary: $192,850.32

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#4

Alice B. Gibney

Presiding Justice, Supreme Court

Total Compensation: $213,108.48

Salary: $196,953.64

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#3

Maureen M. Golberg

Associate Justice, Supreme Court

Total Compensation: $215,025.98

Salary: $198,871.14

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#2

Gilbert V. Indeglia

Associate Justice, Supreme Court

Total Compensation: $215,025.98

Salary: $198,871.14

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

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#1

Paul A. Suttell

Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Total Compensation: $234,914.94

Salary: $218,760.10

Benefits (State Contributed)

Health: $15,233.92

Dental: $801

Vision: $120

 
 

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