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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 NBCNews.com 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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How I Make Money Blogging: A Q&A

August 1, 2013
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Since I’ve started including blogging income in my found money updates, there has been some interest in exactly how I make money blogging. I’ve been dragging my feet in writing about it because I wasn’t sure exactly what information to include. I’ve spent over seven years blogging and learning about blogging and there is a […]

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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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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I want you to know that I am thankful that you take the time to read this blog. Julie If you enjoyed this post and would like more, enter your email address in the box below and future posts from The Family CEO will […]

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Blog Survey Results and The Future of the Blog

September 17, 2012
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Thanks to all of you who answered the one question survey I posted a couple of weeks ago. Since most of my blog posts fall into one of two categories — family finance and home/lifestyle — I wanted to see if it made sense to split those topics into two different blogs. That was not something I […]

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One Question Survey

September 3, 2012

Happy September and thank you very much for being a Family CEO reader. If you would take a moment to answer this one question survey, it would help me tremendously in determining how future topics on the blog are organized. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. If you’re reading […]

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A Year Ago on The Family CEO

August 30, 2012

Back when I kept paper calendars, I liked to save them. They didn’t take up a lot of room, and it was always fun and interesting to look back and see what we were doing a year ago. Or two. Or five. I liked the “month at a glance” calendars. I started with those little, […]

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A New Look

June 29, 2012
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The Family CEO has a new look! Once again, the wonderful Sharon Hujik listened to me and created just what I wanted: a simpler, cleaner design with fresh colors. (If you’re reading this in an email or in a blog reader, be sure to click over and check it out!) Simple Ideas for Everyday Living […]

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