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“How much do babies cost?” A dialog with a friend

“How much do babies cost?” A dialog with a friend

Some friends of ours who are expecting are trying to determine by how much their budget will be affected by the coming baby. The dialog reveals common fears and some simple tips.

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Losing your second income? 4 Ways to prepare

Losing your second income? 4 Ways to prepare

Both spouses work for several years until junior comes along and then mom decides to stay home. Unfortunately, they’ve become accustomed to living on two incomes. So how do you adapt?

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Use Groupon and reap the benefits of social group buying

Use Groupon and reap the benefits of social group buying

Groupon, along with a host of other start-ups, offers fantastic deals on local fare, services, accommodations, etc. All you have to do is sign-up for the daily emails or download the app.

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REVIEW: USAA Checking and Savings Account

REVIEW: USAA Checking and Savings Account

I’ll be honest. I don’t like switching bank accounts. I find it a hassle. But every now and then, I discover a reason or reasons so compelling, that the hassle doesn’t bother me.

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Rabbit Funds: The Best of 2010 and What it Says About Readers

Rabbit Funds: The Best of 2010 and What it Says About Readers

As we begin 2011, I find myself still reflecting on 2010 and what I’ve accomplished. As part of my reflection, I’ve analyzed the traffic to Rabbit Funds to see what you, the reader, like.

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5 Life lessons that taking the GMAT taught me

5 Life lessons that taking the GMAT taught me

As anyone that has taken the GMAT can tell you, earning a high score is a lot of work. Scoring above a 700 (on a scale of 200-800) usually entails about 100 hours of study time. Of course, then there’s the actual test day.

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Getting divorced? Financially preparing for what’s to come

Getting divorced? Financially preparing for what’s to come

As I prepared to write this post, I wasn’t sure of the tone that I should take since I feel that I should offer my condolences to half of you while congratulating the other half.

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5 Financial activities to help kids appreciate Christmas

5 Financial activities to help kids appreciate Christmas

Young children are generally only exposed to the commercial Santa Claus story rather than the figure of a man determined to bring cheer to innocent and equally deserving children the world over.

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Dear Santa, I want a fully funded 401k please

Dear Santa, I want a fully funded 401k please

First, let me say that I’m a big fan. Ever since seeing Tim Allen and Martin Short duel for your position, I’ve felt a renewed vigor and belief. So I thought I would drop you a line this year and make a few requests.

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REVIEW: Get Financially Naked by Thakor and Kedar

REVIEW: Get Financially Naked by Thakor and Kedar

Authors Thakor and Kedar resonate well with many Americans by asking, “When did talking about money become more intimate than sex?”

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Happy Halloween! Weekend round-up

Happy Halloween! Weekend round-up

Happy Halloween! My older daughter dressed up as a kitty cat for a neighborhood Halloween party last Tuesday and as a proud daddy, I had to post her picture.

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Like Foursquare? Hope so, cuz your insurance just went up [Image]

Like Foursquare? Hope so, cuz your insurance just went up [Image]

Services like Foursquare and Gowalla allow you to tell your friends, family, and social networks where you are at any given time. These services are a marketer’s dream come true. But marketers aren’t the only ones looking and mining that data.

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