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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Winner!

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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Three Things To Consider When Relocating Your Business

by Julie August 24, 2014

The following is a post by Sam Peters. When is the last time you packed up your family and moved? The thing about moving is that it is an equal hassle moving across town or across country. You still have to go through all the same things. You do the same amount of packing, the […]

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

by Julie August 15, 2014
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So, funny story. A year ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see it here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]

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When Your Adult Child Comes Back Home

by Julie August 14, 2014
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We’re living a cliche: Our daughter – who graduated from college in May – is living in our basement. When you hear that do you picture a kid eating Doritos and watching Netflix all day? Yeah, same here. But on the contrary, Lindsey’s gainfully employed and she actually moved home at our suggestion. It seemed like […]

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What to Bring to Job Interview

by Julie August 13, 2014

The following is a guest post. Are you unemployed and looking for a job? Or you don’t like the current working place and you consider a change? If you start searching for a new job, you should be prepared for the interview, and there are some things you should always bring to the interview. Couple […]

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Investing with the Aristocrats: My Third Annual Dividend Investing Update

by Julie August 11, 2014
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Disclaimer: I am not an investing professional. This post is for informational and entertainment purposes only. You should always contact your financial advisor before making any investment decision. Most of our retirement savings are invested in mutual funds. The kind that match the investment mix to the year you plan to retire. It’s a plan we’re […]

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