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Weekend Links

March 20, 2014

I know you’ll probably be out enjoying spring break or watching college basketball this weekend, but just in case you have a little down time, I wanted to pass along some Family CEO reading for you to check out. The nice folks at asked me to do a Q&A with them, and it went […]

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2006 Through Today: A Family CEO Timeline

November 7, 2013

When I started The Family CEO back in 2006 I was focused on slashing expenses, making extra money, and paying off our debt. Since then we’ve paid off almost all debt (we have one mortgage and one unexpected car loan left), and have turned our attention to adding to our savings (both emergency and retirement) and […]

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Introducing: Creating This Life

September 24, 2013
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It’s been kind of quiet here on The Family CEO for the last few months. There are several reasons for that, but one big reason is that I’ve been busy working on a new blog that I want to introduce you to today: Creating This Life. A Little Background I’ve loved writing about family finances […]

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Today Show Appearance and Woman’s Day

August 15, 2013
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On Monday my daughter, Lindsey, and I appeared on a Today Show segment about the cost of college. Here is the video (a short ad plays before the video). Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Other guests on the panel were Natalie Merola, a student at Florida International University, […]

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Weekend Reading: Checking In Edition

June 14, 2013
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I realize things have been a little slow around here of late. I blame the lazy days of summer. Still, I wanted to check in and update you on a few things. On a whim, I decided to take Operation Houseplant outside. This basket had been filled with dusty, fake flowers and greenery that I […]

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Weekend Reading: Giveaway Winner Edition

April 20, 2013

Note: BCR, I’m having trouble reaching you through the email address you left. Could you email me through this link to get in touch? Thanks – Julie First of all, thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the giveaway post. The comments on this one were really insightful as to how ordinary […]

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Weekend Reading: Easter Edition

March 29, 2013

It’s almost Easter so it must be time for my annual deviled egg post. I’ve blogged about deviled eggs so many times on this blog it’s kind of ridiculous. But they’re kind of my thing. And they’re yummy and frugal and perfect for all the Easter eggs you’ve got lying around, so here they are […]

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Top 100 Finance Blogs to Follow in 2013

March 9, 2013

The folks at Coupon Audit have put together an infographic of the Top 100 finance blogs to follow in 2013. And look who showed up at #47: Thanks to Coupon Audit for including me. I see a lot of my blogging friends on this list, along with a bunch of new blogs to check out. […]

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Weekend Reading: Snowbound Edition

March 1, 2013

Kansas City was hit with back-to-back snowstorms this week and last. The second snowfall started at night. I snapped this picture when I got up to let the dog out. It was almost dreamlike outside. The snow was beautiful and, since we’re still in the midst of a drought, the moisture was needed. The city […]

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Weekend Reading: Happiness Edition

February 8, 2013
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I recently ran across these 5 Simple Rules for Happiness on Pinterest and they stopped me in my virtual tracks for a bit. Like a lot of you, I’m sure, I see many inspiring quotes and sayings and lists on Pinterest and Facebook. But this one really resonated with me because it’s so simple. And […]

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