What time is the right time to talk about long term care?

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This post is part of a series brought to you by Genworth Financial.  What time is the right time to talk about long term care? The answer, my friends, is really, right now. There's not a set time frame, but I can tell you from my own life experience and that of my friends, that ...

Money Saving Tips for College Students

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Florida is one of America’s hot spots for young people to attend college. And who can blame them? With the warm beaches, night clubs galore, and rich cultures, all without even having to leave the state. But for any college student, finding ways to live frugally will be important. With just a few tips, tricks, ...

5 Easy Ways to Save on Electric Bills

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If you’re wondering about ways to save on electric bills each month, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve got quite a few options.  With just a few tips and tweaks from you and your family you’ll be able to see the amount you pay on your utilities each month start to decline almost immediately. Before you ...

Dear Government, I think I want to fire you.

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Dear Government, I think I want to fire you.  We voted for you- Democrat, Republican, Independent- we VOTED for you, and that means we hired you to do a job. You aren't doing that job. I'm not sure how it happened, when or why, but at some point, we voters missed the day when you all voted in ...

How Parents Can Teach Their Teenagers About Money

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Teenagers need to be prepared for the real world where things cost money and not everything comes easily. As a parent, it is always a good idea to prepare your teenagers for what they should expect when stepping out into the real world by teaching them all about money and some of the best ways ...

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 ...