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Exercise Your Brain: Take The 4-Word-Story Challenge

  Many locals in Park City, Utah will tell you, “I came for the winters but stayed for the summers.” There is so much to do in Park City in the summer; hiking, mountain biking, outdoor festivals, concerts, and so much more. In fact, there is almost too much to do if you live here … Continue reading “Exercise Your Brain: Take The 4-Word-Story Challenge”

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before I Retire?

  Many people, including me, dream of having a “mortgage burning” party the week they retire. The very thought of making my last mortgage payment makes me jump for joy. No mortgage payment means peace of mind, freedom and a strong sense of security. But is it a false sense of security? Given today’s low interest … Continue reading “Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before I Retire?”

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Big Money Wasters: Break These 10 Expensive Habits Today

  While we may have goals to build a solid emergency fund, buy a home, retire early, or pay off debt, sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Let’s face it — we all make poor money choices. Sometimes we may even be sabotaging our finances unconsciously. We are only human, after all. Breaking … Continue reading “Big Money Wasters: Break These 10 Expensive Habits Today”

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3 Ways To Make A Social Impact With Simple Household Spending

  There are ways to make a social impact, not just by giving to charity, but also with regular household spending. Since we’re spending money anyway, wouldn’t it be nice to do a social good at the same time? Here are three ideas: Download Your Bucket List Checklists Spend on what matters most:MY LIST and … Continue reading “3 Ways To Make A Social Impact With Simple Household Spending”

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … Continue reading “5 Not-So-Obvious Financially Savvy Graduation Gifts For Your High School Senior”

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