Everything You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

by Julie February 20, 2015

It is worth taking time to find out about your credit score and to boost it if you can, because it no longer affects only whether or not you can take out a mortgage, a loan or a credit card, but also mobile phone contracts, bank accounts, car insurance and more besides. Unfortunately, there are […]

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How Not to Burden Your Family When You Pass Away

by Julie February 12, 2015

Nobody wants to burden their family when they pass on. They know their family will be grieving and unable to think clearly. You can, however, take some of the stress off your family if you take that time to plan things through. This includes setting up your will, obtaining the proper insurance, and planning for […]

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Reader Success Story: $10,000 in Found Money in 7 Months

by Julie February 9, 2015
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I love getting comments and emails from you guys about the things we talk about on the blog, and last week I got an email from a reader named Elise, who gave me permission to share her story. Here is what she wrote: I just read your updated found money post and wanted to leave a comment. […]

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What Makes a Great Entrepreneur?

by Julie February 6, 2015

The following is a guest post. Entrepreneurs have changed the world we live in. Their groundbreaking ideas have changed the way we travel, listen to music and do our shopping. Without these incredibly creative people, the world would be a much different place than it is today. Richard Branson started Virgin as a mail order […]

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7 Simple Things You Can Do This Week to Improve Your Finances

by Julie February 3, 2015
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This post started out as things you could do today to improve your finances. And you could do all of these things today, so if you’re a real go-getter, have at it. But when the number of items turned out to be seven, it seemed like a no brainer to make these things you could do […]

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The Nitty Gritty of Being a Family CEO

by Julie January 24, 2015
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Almost nine years ago I hired myself to make the most of our family’s finances. In that time I’ve tried lots of different strategies, some of which have stuck and some of which have fallen by the wayside. This week, however, I found myself doing some of the things that have become more or less routine in my […]

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Found Money Update July – December or How the Kansas City Royals Added to Our Emergency Fund

by Julie January 15, 2015
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Last October the Kansas City Royals went on a magical ride that started with the American League Wild Card Game (the most exciting game of any kind I’ve ever seen in person) and ended in game 7 of the World Series. The entire city was in a collective good mood and talked of nothing else for the entire month. […]

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8 Ways Your Business Can Give Back

by Julie January 8, 2015

The following is a guest post. The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean the giving has to stop. In fact, it’s a good idea to make philanthropy a habit throughout the year, especially when your employees aren’t doing it regularly already. By making it a routine part of their work life, you’ll encourage their […]

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The HSA Experiment One Year Later: How Did We Do?

by Julie January 6, 2015
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Early last year I blogged about how we had switched to a high deductible, Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible health insurance policy for 2014. You can follow the link above to read the specifics, but the basics were these: 1. While we had had a high deductible policy for a number of years, our policy had office […]

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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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