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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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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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