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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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Using your “Daily Spend” to keep your perspective

Getting Perspective Lifehacker featured a post today, The Behaviors that Destroy Your Financial Health (and How to Avoid Them), and in there is a point which says losing your financial perspective is bad. A solution offered is for you to understand

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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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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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