Tips for moving your kids back and forth to college

January 30, 2014

Last fall we visited a college halfway across the country from our home. While there, I asked another mother who lived near us how she moved her daughter back and forth from home to college. Minivan stuffed to the gills? U-Haul? Her answer was neither. They flew back and forth, stuffing as much into their […]

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Paying for College: Round 2

January 23, 2014

In last week’s 2014 update, I mentioned the fact that my son – our youngest – is currently a senior in high school and will be attending college next fall. I want to share with you what we think that will look like, financially speaking, but first a quick bit of background: My daughter – […]

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2014 Update

January 14, 2014

I always hate it when bloggers who have gone MIA start their posts with I’m so sorry I’ve been gone so long… But, really, I’m so sorry I’ve been gone so long. The truth is that I’ve been having so much fun over at Creating This Life that I’ve been a little preoccupied. After years of blogging […]

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Engagement Ring Insurance | Should I Add Wedding Ring Insurance To My Homeowner’s Policy?

December 19, 2013

The following is a guest post. There’s not really anything specifically called engagement or wedding ring insurance, not in insurance industry lingo anyway. Many married couples have no idea about how to insure their engagement rings – and they may not even be aware that the vast majority of homeowner’s insurance policies have very little, if […]

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Three Different Ways to Purchase Life Insurance

December 9, 2013

The following post was written by Sam Peters. Life insurance is one of those things we don’t want to think about until it’s too late. None of us really want to consider what might happen to our families if we die, or if our spouse dies. Unfortunately, failing to plan for an early or accidental […]

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3 Step Method to Saving Money Online This Holiday Season

December 4, 2013

Every once in a while I’ll venture out to the stores to do some Christmas shopping, but it’s mostly to soak up the Christmas displays and piped-in holiday music more than anything else. Online shopping is just too convenient. And even though Cyber Monday 2013 is in the books, online shopping during the holiday season […]

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Black Friday $75 Savings Account Bonus

November 29, 2013

I wanted to pop in on this Black Friday and quickly tell you that, in addition to all the holiday shopping everyone is doing, there’s an opportunity to save some money and even earn a little while you’re at it. Capital One 360, the bank I use for my online savings accounts, is offering a […]

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How the Love for a Garden Will bring You Happiness

November 26, 2013

The following is a guest post. The time and effort we put into our homes and garden are infinitely rewarding. We craft our own little worlds that brings us happiness. In the home, we feel at peace and that brings the family together. The garden is our escape to nature. The two go hand-in-hand to […]

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Insuring Your Car or Motorcycle

November 21, 2013

The following is a guest post. Next to purchasing a home, a vehicle purchase is probably one the more expensive financial decisions one will make. Making the right transportation choice can be a tough decision and several factors must be accounted for. This, and most obvious, factor is the cost of owning a vehicle. The […]

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A College Savings Change

November 19, 2013

I’ve written a lot (a LOT) about found money and giving it jobs to do. And we’ve really used that technique to its fullest when it comes to college savings. For a number of years now, my blogging/online earnings have been earmarked for my daughter’s college and put into a savings account at Capital One […]

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