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Getting Organized will Put Money in Your Pocket and a Smile on Your Face

Has this ever happened to you—while searching for the Valentine’s centerpiece you stumble across the Christmas wrap you bought at

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First Rule of Borrowing Money: Don’t Be Stupid

It’s true that debt is a four-letter word. I can count the letters in the word to prove that, or

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You Need an Allowance

It used to be that when I felt broke, I used my bevy of credit cards to chase away the

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Parents: Stop Taking Parent Loans for Your Kids’ College Education

You’re a parent and you are responsible to take care of your child financially. But you are equally responsible to

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11 Money Savers That Will Pay for Themselves Over and Again

I have to admit to being a bit of a gadget freak. I’m drawn to tools and devices that do

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Extreme Bargain Hunting: The Best Time to Save on Everything

Over the years, I have learned an important lesson about getting the best deals on just about everything. Extreme bargain hunters

4 Strategies to Cut the Cost of Food for Every Lifestyle

Do you wonder why you never have enough money to save some? Why there’s always so much month left at the

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15 Minutes to Financial Freedom

The email message contained a single-word subject: Help! The sender, I’ll call her Emily, had been asked by

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How Not to Feel Poor on a Fixed Income

It’s no secret that more and more people—especially seniors on fixed incomes—are sinking deeper into

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Your Own Personal Loan Shark

Imagine paying outrageous amounts of interest to a greedy finance company and loving every minute of it. Or how about

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5 Rules to Grow Rich

At the tender age of 11, I made a solemn vow that when I grew up I was going to

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An Incredibly Easy Way to Save Money Shopping Online

I used to love a good shopping mall. But those days are long gone and I don’t miss them one

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Sticky Situations: Lending Money to Family, Kids and Their Parents’ 529 Savings Plans

There is an old adage that warns, never lend money to family or friends. And if you’ve managed to adhere

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The Case for Keeping IRS and State Tax Returns Forever

You may recall from a past post on record-keeping, that you should keep copies of your IRS and state

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Tomorrow is the Day—Don’t Make These Tax Filing Mistakes

Here we are, one day before Tax Day 2017—the day by which we must file federal and state tax returns

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Simple Record-Keeping to Tame the Paper Monster

If the paper monster has you buried under an avalanche of receipts, bank statements, ATM slips, investment records, paycheck stubs

A Money Lesson for Kids

Don’t assume your kids are going to learn about how to manage money well in school. There is a growing

Money Leaks That May Be Draining Your Wallet Dry

What would it feel like to check your bank balance and find a pile of money you didn’t know you

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The Difference Between Safe Debt and Stupid Debt is Huge

Today, Dear Readers, I have a question for you: Is there a difference between borrowing and financing? Don’t stress. I’ll tell

Simplify: It’s the Easiest Way to Save Time and Money

When our lives get chaotic, we pay dearly in terms of time, money, and stress! There are hundreds of things