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5 Fundamentals Parents Need for Financial Success

Parenting is not easy. In fact, it has been said that “parenting is not for cowards.” I can attest to that being a parent of three adult children. Parents often put their needs on the back burner to take care of the needs of their children. Often that means forgetting about planning for the future. […]

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Money and Gratitude

It’s easy to be grateful when we have money. We can think of all of the things we have that we bought with money. We can think of the food, clothing, and shelter that we enjoy. We are grateful for the choices we have because of our income. But can you still be grateful when […]

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Accomplish Your Goals With Discipline

There are certain things you need to do in order to reach your financial goals. In fact, many of us have heard these things over and over again. Pay your bills on time. Spend less than you earn. Save money for emergencies. Invest money for retirement. Limit use of credit and pay off your debt. […]

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Three Keys To Successful Money Management

Money and Money Management are very important and very popular topics. People either don’t save enough, have too much debt, and want/need more money. When people finally decide to do something about their financial situation, they want to dive right in. Unfortunately, they do not always know where to begin. As a result, they start […]

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Looking Stupid Is The Least Of Your Worries

Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How? All questions begin with one, if not all of these words. Do you remember the last time you asked a question about your finances? Who is covered on my policy? What is my interest rate? Why am I paying that fee? When is the next payment due? Where […]

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Get It Out Of Your Head

I meant to do it, but I forgot. We have so many things going on in our lives that it is no wonder that sometimes we forget to do some things that are on our on our to do lists.  Unfortunately, we can do the same thing with our financial goals. At the beginning of […]

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Stop Talking About It And Be About It

“One day I am going to make a budget.” “One day I am going to start saving for retirement.” “One day I am going to stop spending so much money eating out.” How many times have you said either of those statements? Many of us have plans to do the things that we know are […]

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Raising Money Smart Kids

One of the main reasons why so many people have trouble managing their money is because nobody showed them how. They were not taught at home, at school, or at church. Unfortunately, they were taught how not to manage their money and most ended up in a financial mess. Because of this reality, it is […]

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Your Money and Your Life

We know there are money personalities. In fact everyone has one. Just like everyone has a personality. Some personalities are appealing, while others are unappealing. While your money personality shows how you value money and ultimately how you end up managing your money, your personality type shows how you look at the world and act […]

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Five Letters = Money for College

College students, college graduates, and their parents all know what FAFSA is. If you or your child will need financial aid to attend college, then you should become familiar with it too. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Financial Student Aid. It is a form completed by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) […]

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