Take a Chill Pill: Confessions of a young mother of three

Take a Chill Pill: Confessions of a young mother of three

31 October 2012

Many of you reading this post are parents and completely understand and sympathize with me when I say - today has been one of those days where I have constantly needed to remind myself that my children are a blessing.

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Family Time on a Dime

Family Time on a Dime

16 October 2012

First, let me define drawing closer to someone. By drawing closer I am specifically referring to spending quality time. Time that will encourage communication, increase love, build understanding and result in laughter.

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The Cost of Couponing: Is it really worth it?

The Cost of Couponing: Is it really worth it?

11 October 2012

Back in 2009, I wrote Why coupons could cost you more money. Today, I bring you an awesome post from the female perspective. Most of you, I am sure, have probably cut coupons at some point. Coupons were first used in America in 1909 when Post made an innovative effort to increase sales of breakfast cereals and other products. Many view couponing as a great way to save a few extra bucks.

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New Retirement Planning Strategy: Raise a Financially Literate Child

New Retirement Planning Strategy: Raise a Financially Literate Child

09 October 2012

The financial difficulties that we’ve experienced in recent years should both reinforce the need for financial education and give you a sense of the exact types of skills you need to pass on to your child.

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How to Feed a Healthy Family on a Tight Budget

How to Feed a Healthy Family on a Tight Budget

27 September 2012

As a young mother of three beautiful children and the wife of a grad student, I have been forced back into the college budget. You know, the one where after all bills and obligations are payed you have approximately $50 to live on (small exaggeration).

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Financial Aid: The federal government will pay you to abandon your family

Financial Aid: The federal government will pay you to abandon your family

03 September 2012

The Federal government is willing to give me enough financial aid to cover my child care payments but will not give me any assistance in providing for my children in the home.

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Zombie Survival Guide: Are you ready for the pandemic?

Zombie Survival Guide: Are you ready for the pandemic?

16 August 2012

I decided to compile this Zombie Survival Guide so that both you and I don't find ourselves being gnawed on by the undead.

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Permanent Life Insurance Series: Achieving Financial and Spending Freedom

Permanent Life Insurance Series: Achieving Financial and Spending Freedom

10 July 2012

The biggest thing that is left out of the mix when buy term and invest the difference comes up is how to actually spend the money. Sounds funny right? How many of us need help spending money?

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Permanent Life Insurance Series: Returns, taxes, death benefit and debt

Permanent Life Insurance Series: Returns, taxes, death benefit and debt

06 July 2012

It’s pretty easy to use a financial calculator and plug in a certain return, and a certain investment every month, and a time period and get a number saying how much money you will have in the future.

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Permanent Life Insurance Series: Is 12% Realistic when “Investing the Difference”

Permanent Life Insurance Series: Is 12% Realistic when “Investing the Difference”

28 June 2012

Almost without exception, whenever I hear the phrase buy term and invest the difference, it is quickly followed by the statement, “the market has averaged 12% over the last 50 years,” or some other length of time.

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Permanent Life Insurance Series: How Term Life Insurance Works

Permanent Life Insurance Series: How Term Life Insurance Works

26 June 2012

Let’s say you have a machine in your basement, a special machine, the only one of its kind in the entire world. When you use it, you turn a handle and it spits out money. You can do this as often as you like, as long as you like.

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Permanent Life Insurance Series: Challenging Pre-conceptions

Permanent Life Insurance Series: Challenging Pre-conceptions

21 June 2012

Buy term and invest the difference is one of the most common pieces of financial advice out there. It is promoted in books, on TV, on the radio and just about every place where you might find financial information. But is it really the best thing for everyone to do?

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