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5 Powerful Money Lessons To Teach Your Daughters

When you teach your children about money, you have to be aware of the unspoken messages you impart to them — especially to your daughters. My parents always told me that the sky was the limit, and that I could be anything I wanted — but their actions told me something different. When my brother … Continue reading “5 Powerful Money Lessons To Teach Your Daughters”

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Missing Money: How I Found $140 In Five Minutes And You Can, Too

Our financial lives can get complicated, and sometimes things slip through the cracks. I forgot about an old account when I moved from California to Utah a few years ago. I kept $140 in a checking account at a credit union to maintain membership, since credit unions often have great auto loan rates. The account … Continue reading “Missing Money: How I Found $140 In Five Minutes And You Can, Too”

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10 Impactful Books To Give The High School Graduate In Your Life

When you stop to think about it, a book is truly amazing. With the turn of a page, a lifetime of knowledge from the world’s most learned people is right in front of your eyes.     A great book can make a lasting impression on a young person. Because of this, a basket of … Continue reading “10 Impactful Books To Give The High School Graduate In Your Life”

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5 Not-So-Obvious Financially Savvy Graduation Gifts For Your High School Senior

Are you on the hunt for a great gift for the special graduate in your life?   Back in the day, I received a special present — a gold cross pen — from my older cousin who was already in college. I felt so sophisticated!     While writing instruments are a great gift, there … Continue reading “5 Not-So-Obvious Financially Savvy Graduation Gifts For Your High School Senior”

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Finances Are Complicated: How To Know If You Really Have Your Spending Under Control

If you were lucky enough to have financial education classes at school or work, you probably learned to save, invest, and reduce debt. But did anyone ever teach you how to spend money? Living below your means is one of the most important factors of long-term financial success, but it can be tricky — especially … Continue reading “Finances Are Complicated: How To Know If You Really Have Your Spending Under Control”

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5 Hands On Exercises To Teach Your Teenager How To Master Their Money

Teenagers want three things, according to parenting expert Mark Gregston, “To make decisions about themselves, to feel like they’re in control, and to have opportunities to prove their maturity and to show you that they can do it.”   For parents, the good news is that giving them those three things can make them better … Continue reading “5 Hands On Exercises To Teach Your Teenager How To Master Their Money”

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5 Hands On Exercises To Teach Your Tweens About Money

If your child learns the value of a dollar early in life, she’ll turn her future income into wealth. I’m a career financial planner and a mom, so money lessons were an important part of my kids’ upbringing. As I watch my adult children make money decisions today, I can see that they took the … Continue reading “5 Hands On Exercises To Teach Your Tweens About Money”

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Tightwad Tuesday Ep 13: Should I Sell My Cloths On ThredUP?

Have you been thinking of trying online clothing consignment and thrift store – ThredUP? I tried it and here’s the review of my experience for Tightwad Tuesday Episode #13 MY LIST Build your MY LIST checklist. Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription to start making money happiness happen. There was an error … Continue reading “Tightwad Tuesday Ep 13: Should I Sell My Cloths On ThredUP?”

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