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3 Simple Questions To Ask Yourself In The Dressing Room That Will Blow Your Mind And Save Money

It’s amazing how much money slips through our fingers. Once I started tracking my spending, I found my frequent trips to discount retailers added up. Buying a dress or blouse for $25 – $30 seemed like no big deal but take all together, the purchases added up to $120 – $150 a month. Until I … Continue reading “3 Simple Questions To Ask Yourself In The Dressing Room That Will Blow Your Mind And Save Money”

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No Retirement Plan At Work? A Lousy One? Here Are 5 Ways To Make Up For It And Retire On Time

Though workplace plans can be imperfect, it’s undeniably easier to save for your golden years when your employer offers a retirement account. Unfortunately, not all workers have access to a retirement plan at work. According to 2016 research by Pew Charitable Trusts, over one-third of private sector workers (who are not self-employed, farmers, or in … Continue reading “No Retirement Plan At Work? A Lousy One? Here Are 5 Ways To Make Up For It And Retire On Time”

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One Big Money Mistake Couples Often Make Before Having Their First Child

When you have a child, your priorities change. This may seem obvious, but it caught me by surprise when I was a new mom. My career had always brought me a great deal of satisfaction. I had always loved working, so I had no idea how much I’d want to stay home with my baby … Continue reading “One Big Money Mistake Couples Often Make Before Having Their First Child”

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New Parents: Here Are Your First Two Money Moves When Baby Arrives

I’ll never forget holding my infant son in my arms and rocking him back to sleep in the middle of the night by the fireplace. In that moment, life stood still for me. Whenever I think of those early days, that wonderful memory of holding my tiny boy comes back to me as if it … Continue reading “New Parents: Here Are Your First Two Money Moves When Baby Arrives”

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New Parents Dilemma: Should I Save For My Child’s College Or My Retirement?

This story originally appeared on Forbes.com as New Parents: Which Comes First, Saving For Your Kid’s College Or Funding Your Retirement? Saving for college before funding retirement seems like a no-brainer for new parents. When a new baby is born, you may think, “College is only 18 years away, while retirement is way down the … Continue reading “New Parents Dilemma: Should I Save For My Child’s College Or My Retirement?”

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Tightwad Tuesday: Money, Marriage And Happiness

In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I share my story of avoiding a unibrow, fraud alert, and the resulting love connection. What's the buzz about? Sign up and receive my email series:7 Most Popular Personal Finance Posts From 4 Million Readers Success! One more step. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. To go … Continue reading “Tightwad Tuesday: Money, Marriage And Happiness”

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Some Of Your Money

When your paycheck hits your bank account, it might not look like much. Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes are taken out. Medical, dental and vision insurance and your 401(k) contribution are withdrawn before you even see your check. Automatic deductions such as your Employee Stock Purchase Plan, car payment and transfer to savings … Continue reading “5 Easy Ways To Keep Some Of Your Money”

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Watch Six On History Channel But Watch Out For The Negative Money Message

Love the show, Six, on The History Channel. Hate the money message, though. After seeing actor, Walton Goggins play Boyd Crowder on “Justified,” I’ll watch him anytime anywhere. That means I am watching — “Six” a mini-series based on Seal Team Six. My take: entertaining show. I love the positive theme “Never leave a brother … Continue reading “Watch Six On History Channel But Watch Out For The Negative Money Message”

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