5 Tips to Help Women Manage Finances

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I may hate it, but I'm the person who handles finances in this family.  Kind of seems to make sense since I'm home full time.  I was kind of freaked out at first- I mean, what if I messed up? But I was determined.  As with all things- hey, guess what? I'm NOT PERFECT!! But ...

Get Bargains with these Money Saving Phone Apps: Ibotta and Endorse

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Finding bargains is an amazing feeling.  Whether you find a bargain at a yard sale, shopping online, or at the grocery store those savings add up quickly.  There are two must have money saving phone apps that I have installed on my phone which have saved me $20 so far this year. Endorse Earn cash back for ...

Planning for what lies ahead- Long Term Care

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There are topics that are anything but pleasant to discuss with your loved ones.  It's not easy, nor comfortable, nor fun to discuss the "down the road" possibilities.  I'm grateful to my parents for having these conversations about long term care, and communicating their wishes to me and explaining to us WHY these  things are ...

Decisions to make when purchasing a home.

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Quick Ways to Cut Your Budget

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It may seem difficult to find extra money in your budget, but for a lot of us, making even a few small changes can make a big difference. Since a dollar saved is more than a dollar earned, saving even $100 each month is really like giving yourself a yearly raise of $1,500! Here are ...