How to Dig Yourself Out of That Deep Financial Hole

by Julie December 4, 2014

The following is a guest post. Are you currently in a financial bind? Don’t know where to turn for your next dollar? This can definitely be a scary place to be in, but don’t fret just quite yet. There are likely many options for you to find your money at this point. Let’s dig into […]

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Build Your Family’s Future With Responsible Credit Card Debt

by Julie December 2, 2014

The following is a post by Sam Peters. In our contemporary financial environment, family financing is a major concern. Remaining fiscally secure is of utmost importance. Ensuring financial security can be difficult and credit debt can be a very big obstacle. But credit cards are not always terrible things to be avoided at all costs. Actually, credit cards can be […]

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Make Money, Don’t Spend Money, on Black Friday Weekend

by Julie November 28, 2014

Are you a Black Friday shopper? I’m more of a Cyber Monday girl myself. I do most of my Christmas shopping from home, with just a trip or two out during the month of December to pick up a few things and soak up some holiday atmosphere. But I do love those holiday bargains and […]

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Costco Shopping Tips

by Julie November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m popping into share this video of 12 Costco shopping tips that I ran across on the Crazy Coupon Lady’s site. Even though I’ve been a diehard Costco shopper for years, I learned some new things so I thought it might be helpful to some of you too. Especially with the holidays upon us. […]

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Tips for the Non-Handyman

by Julie October 30, 2014

The following is a guest post. There are plenty of handy guys out there. They walk around town with confidence because they know that they would be described as a manly man and can fix anything that comes their way. Unfortunately, you are not the traditional manly man, but that’s ok! There are plenty of […]

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Earn Credit Card Points, Miles, and Cash Back by Paying Your Bills

by Julie September 4, 2014
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Do you enjoy paying bills? If you stopped the average man or woman on the street and asked that question, I’m thinking the response would be a big no. I’m the exception, I actually enjoy bill paying. I look forward to it even. Not the money leaving our checking account part, but the financial organizing part. The balancing accounts, […]

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What Does College Cost? Our Family’s Expenses for All Four Years

by Julie September 2, 2014
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I’ve been tracking our college costs for our daughter, Lindsey, down to the last dollar through four years of college and – I’m going to be honest – this final update was the trickiest to do. You can see the first three years of updates here: year 1, year 2, year 3. In those posts the […]

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by Julie August 30, 2014
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I’m popping in with a quick announcement that comment #11 from Pam won the KU Football Package giveaway. Here was the winning comment: Congratulations Pam! Now back to our holiday weekends. I hope yours is wonderful! Receive future posts by email Email Address

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Gameday in Lawrence and a Fan-Tastic Giveaway

by Julie August 25, 2014
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Let me me state the obvious right out of the gate. The University of Kansas isn’t especially known for this: At least not lately. We’re more known for this: But our family has had KU season football tickets for the last four years and we’ve had a blast. For starters, we – along with some of our […]

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Is the Stock Market on the Edge of Collapse?

by Julie August 24, 2014

The following is a guest post. The Web has been buzzing about an imminent stock market collapse, and conspiracy theorists aren’t the only ones spouting the rhetoric. Leading thinkers like Robert Reich, Stanford University professor and former Secretary of Labor, and Robert Buckland, Citigroup’s chief global stock strategist, have both speculated that volatile times are […]

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