4 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

by Julie March 5, 2015
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Note: On posts like these I like to restate my disclosure that The Family CEO is for general information or entertainment purposes only and does not constitute professional financial advice. For information regarding your specific situation, contact your financial advisor. Many of us are looking to simplify: emptier calendars and cleaner closets is our battle […]

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The Hidden Costs of Funerals

by Julie March 2, 2015

This post was contributed by Jeff Cartwright. Planning for your funeral or anyone else’s is a saddening time. The truth is though, with funeral costs over $6,000, you need to accurately plan for it now. This includes having accurate coverage via life insurance and burial insurance. Funerals are not cut and dry. There are many […]

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One Thing You Must Do if You’re a Family CEO

by Julie February 26, 2015
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Dave Ramsey calls it a Legacy Drawer. My husband, Tom, calls it a Doomsday Sheet. Whatever you decide to call yours, you must have one. I’m talking about a summary of financial info that your family would need if anything were to happen to you. I know you don’t want to think about this. No […]

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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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