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I always have told my kids that they have to wait to have cell phones until they were 12 years old. However, my daughter who is 10 went off to her first sleep away camp last week. It was a 3 night swim camp, and although the visit was short and she was rooming with [...]

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It starts so simply. You have a brilliant idea for a business. You discuss it with a good friend. You discover that that friend is also interested in such a venture, and you think, “Hey! Let’s do this together!” But before you jump in head first trying to get your joint venture off of the [...]

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Last month I became a parent of a brand new baby teen. With the birth of my new baby teen came the “my mom doesn’t know the least thing about anything…especially money” attitude, and so rather than trying to teach my teen directly about managing his money only through me, I decided to bring in [...]

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Everybody makes financial mistakes. It’s just human nature. Even the financial experts out in the world make mistakes. Half of them in fact are now financial experts because of their need to fix their own financial mistakes. I’ve made plenty myself, the worst probably being the time in my 20′s in which I signed up [...]

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Everyone who has children knows that kids cost money. The question is, how much money do they cost? My quick answer is a lot, but there are many, many easy ways to save money with kids so that they don’t have to break you financially. But first lets check out some numbers derived using the [...]

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My parents got married in 1967. During the first few years of their marriage my mother was the primary provider and put her husband through engineering school on a nurse’s salary. She became pregnant with me my dad’s last year of school, and rather than continuing to work while I was a baby, she and [...]

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This Leap Day I got together with several other bloggers for a Leap around the Blogosphere, an idea initiated by Jessica Cohen at Found the Marbles. This year we’re answering questions about ourselves so that you can get to know us better, and of course as a financial blogger I had to put my own [...]

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One of my biggest pet peeves in life is when people tell me that I’m lucky that I don’t have to bring in additional income.  Luck has very little to do with it.  And when a person tells me I’m lucky it makes me think that they don’t appreciate or are unaware of the work [...]

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Financial Saboteurs

On August 17, 2011 By

The Dig Last night I went to a local get together.  Although I didn’t know some of the ladies, I knew most of them and was really happy to enjoy their company. After all had sat around for a while having a glass of wine the usual topic of “rolling our eyes at the husbands” [...]

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Many people think that getting a beautiful look for one’s home usually costs you a pretty penny. But what I have discovered over the years is that you can really get a beautiful look for a lot less than what people might think. To learn how to decorate on a dime I’ve decided to show [...]

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