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Don’t Wait to Teach Kids About Money

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The birds and bees seem to be a hot topic that parents nervously dance around. However, I am seeing and hearing the same attitude around money and family finances.

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Taking a Bite out of Food Spending: The Cash System

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Today is day 8 for our family steering away from sugar. That’s right, cake, cookies, brown sugar in oatmeal, ice cream and our jackpot of Christmas candy is out. The only¬†exceptions¬†are honey that can be used in a small amount

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6 Easy on the Wallet Gifts for Kids

A few days ago other day, I realized that my daughter was 7 months old; time has never flown so fast! Our living room has turned into a kid’s crawling, exploring and chewing paradise. It’s filled with baby toys, stuffed

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Count Your Beans in a Crock Pot

While the economy learns how to walk again, we too must re-learn how to approach our personal finances. Think simple real life applications first before you tackle the big stuff.

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Could This Be the End Spending Guilt?

For those with school age kids the season of what I am calling stretch-spending comes early. School supplies, new clothes, school pictures and other random checks might make someone feel like an ATM machine. “Mom, I need $35 for ASB,

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Simple Money Savings Tips

Four years ago Eli and I jumped into buying our first home. Four miles from town and less than 15 minutes from a Costco. I distinctly remember our neighbor saying, “buying a home is going to be a stretch”. I

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Give the Gift of Sanity


Money problems are often cited as the number one cause of divorce in America. Beyond divorce stressing over financing, especially future finances is a burden you no longer have to bare. A few easy steps you can see your financial

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