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How Big Should Your Emergency Fund Be?

by Julie on July 17, 2014 · 1 comment

The following is a guest post. Today’s low interest rates make opening a savings account about as appealing as stashing your cash under a mattress. However, you need to have money set aside for major emergencies, such as job loss, health emergencies or other unforeseen crises. So how big should your emergency fund be? Popular […]

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The following is a post by Sam Peters. Dang! The old lawn mower is really on its last legs. Whatever it is, it is likely terminal. It’s missing a muffler, anyway. Now, like an old dog that has begun to snap at the postman and look at the cats with real hunger in its eyes, […]

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The following is a guest post. November 2013 was not a good month for the housing market. The month saw a 16 percent drop in home sales from October in addition to continued falling prices (for the fifth consecutive month). And with falling sales and prices come fewer sellers, as homeowners decide to wait to […]

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The following is a post from Sam Peters. Your family is your heart and you will do anything to protect them. This is no more than what any other loving parent does for his or her children. But despite your best efforts, accidents can happen. According to the National Safety Council, “falls, accidental poisoning, drowning […]

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The following is a post from one of our partners.  Although the interest rates for student loans are fairly low, the cost of college can really add up over time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average student graduating this year has to pay back $33,000 in student loan debt. Paying back these loans […]

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The following is a post form one of our partners. Treasury securities are government bonds issued by a national government, usually promising to pay periodic interests and to repay the face value on the maturity date. The terms on which the bonds are sold depend on the credit worth. Treasury securities are the most dependable […]

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Summer Travel On A Budget

by Julie on May 28, 2014 · 0 comments

This post is brought to you by one of our partners. The summer season is fast approaching and if you’re fussing about your vacation because you have limited funds; don’t push the panic button just yet because there are so many things that you can do to have fun without spending a lot. There are […]

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We’re in a state of transition at our house and I’ve been decluttering like a madwoman. Here’s why: My daughter Lindsey is graduating from college this weekend. She has taken a job in Kansas City (yay!) and will be moving home for a bit. She’s moving to a bedroom in the basement in order to […]

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How To: Never Forget a Due Date Again

by Julie on May 14, 2014

The following is a post by Sam Peters. Between work and caring for your family, several other responsibilities can fall through the crack. You might get behind on your chores, lose touch with close friends — and sometimes, you might forget to pay a bill. Losing track of your personal finances and forgetting to pay […]

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Long-Term Financial Planning

by Julie on May 13, 2014

The following is a post by Sam Peters. Whether you’re in your 30s or your 60s, a firm grasp on your family’s finances can have a tremendous positive impact on your future. As the family head, it is important that you make wise financial decisions. The truth is, the financial decisions that you make today […]

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