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5 Money Mistakes to Avoid Making in Front of Your Kids

Can you remember how your parents talked about money when you were a kid? Or, maybe you can’t remember because money was a topic that wasn’t discussed. The way we think about money in adulthood is largely connected to how our parents talked about and dealt with money when we were kids. Just as you…

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The No-Cash Envelope System That Works

I am a strong believer in the cash envelope system. It works great for our family. But I also know that is not the case for everyone.  You may not want to use cash but love the envelope system concept.  Fortunately, there is a program you can use that marries your desire to use plastic…

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A Creative Approach to Teaching Kids About Money

I’ve got three kids.  My husband and I make sure they are learning everything they need to know before they leave home.  They know how to take care of themselves, clean, do laundry. We are working on teaching them how to cook, do simple home repairs and other tasks around the house.   As important…

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Affordable Ways to Love Your Home Again

Like any good relationship, sometimes the romance becomes stagnant- No, it’s not because the flame has died out. Rather, the relationship has become some comfortable that the same routine has created stale habits. Your relationship with your home began as an exciting, new adventure. Head over heels with its charming structure and positively smitten by…

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5 Simple Changes That Can Save You Thousands

Before I begin, I’m going to ask a favor. I need you to stop thinking about today, and instead I need you to think about the next 30 years. Umm… what?!   You see my friend Tracie, asked me to write this for you and I’m supposed to share with you my top saving money…

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How to Create a Monthly Budget That Works

You hear it time and again “you need a budget.”  The truth is that if you have never created one, the mere thought may make you want to run and hide.  But, making a budget that works is not difficult; at least not so if you have someone helping you. If you are ready, I can…

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How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

It’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about what fills some couples and parents with fright… the wedding budget. You’ve already started the planning, but now is the time to crunch the numbers. Everyone — and I repeat EVERYONE — has a wedding budget. If you are thinking, “I don’t or didn’t…

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Planning for College When Your Kids are in High School

At this point in your child’s journey to college, here are a few things that should be in the works already (but if you haven’t, take the time now to jump in!): Started a savings plan specifically for college Talked with a financial planner Begun cultivating your child’s interests through classes and clubs Researched resources…

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How to Find the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding

The guest list and budget are finally behind you. It seems like from here on out it will be smooth sailing planning your wedding. Then you realize how many venues there are in your city. Each one is offering something different. Each one including different things you will need (i.e., tables, chairs, linens). It’s no…

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The College Expenses You Need To Know

You’ve done it! You’re either in college or you’ve gotten your child to college. Either way, you deserve a pat on the back for all your hard work getting here. College expenses are vast and can be overwhelming. When it comes to college budgeting, the most important piece is making sure your child is an…

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9 Ways to Pay Off Your Debt In As Little As 30 Days

Paying off large debts usually requires a long-term game plan. But just a couple of easy steps can help you pay off your smaller debts in a short time frame. Want to buckle down and eliminate debt quickly? Here are nine ways to pay off your debt in 30 days or less. PAYING OFF DEBTS…

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Paying for College After You Graduate

As your child nears the end of their college career, the path to financial wellness becomes much more unique to their specific circumstances. Some may choose instant career paths, possibly move farther away, or maybe even start planning a family right away.   For others, internships or part-time work may buy time for more decision…

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