5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Home

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This is a sponsored post about things you need to know before buying a home. Opinions, as always, are my own. The following is a list of 5 things that I feel are very important to know before purchasing a home, regardless of where you live. 1. What are you looking for? This may seem like ...

A note to parents and college students about spending (and what might help)

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Today I'm going to share, at the request of Visa Prepaid,  my experience at college freshman year- my experience about money and spending.  Or rather, overspending.  And just how quickly I was caught up in "free" credit cards and getting myself into debt. And no I'm not proud of it. But I'm real and I make ...

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 ...

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 ...

Planning for the future

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My parents worked really, really hard their entire working lives, as most do.  They worked so hard so that they could play and have fun and travel the Caribbean 10 times over when they retired.  Unfortunately, my mom was ill and my dad was her caregiver, and after my mom passed, my dad's health has ...

Crazy Ways to Save Some Money

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Crazy ways to save some money Who wouldn't want to save some money these days? Outside of eating at your parent's house every day, you must be somewhat creative when you are trying to reduce your liabilities and expenses. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can make this happen. A few suggestions are below. One. ...

Play Money Coins & Bills Deluxe Set (Giveaway)

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Learning money is hard for many kids, my oldest included.  Coins in particular are very confusing, especially since the larger coins aren't always the greatest values.  Since my oldest will be needing to bring coins for part of her school supplies for first grade, and will be eating lunch at school this year, I thought ...