Scary Financial Statistics You Should Know (And Learn From)

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“Do not save what is left after spending; instead, spend what is left after saving.” Warren Buffett Financial literacy is the ability and knowledge to make informed and effective financial decisions.  It is a challenge for many people to manage … Read More

10 Benefits of Going To Community College

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“I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was to work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the … Read More

9 Ways To Avoid Lifestyle Inflation With A Savings Plan

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Lifestyle inflation happens when our income rises, we increase our spending. Like a balloon that gets larger, we tend to spend our expanding pocketful of extra dollars. When we get our first job after college, we begin to earn money, … Read More

12 Ways To Make College More Affordable (Or Even Free)

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Affording a college degree is complex, with costs rising for decades. Yet, having a college education remains a meaningful way to reach success. We will point to ways to make college more affordable and even virtually free. Planning early as … Read More

How Safe Are Your Bank And Financial Accounts?

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The coronavirus has weakened our financial markets and our economy as social distancing has slowed economic activity. With high unemployment and tweaked growth, we have been in a recession. Many people are hurting. Unfortunately, there are many who like to … Read More

10 Tips To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

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“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.”  Robert G. Allen When you have some savings, it is good to invest and allocate your money to work. Most importantly, … Read More

12 Ways To Improve Your Time Management Skills

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“Time keeps slippin’, slippin’, slippin’, into the future.”  Fly Like An Eagle – Lyrics by Steve Miller   Have you ever felt overwhelmed and stressed with too much to do and not enough time? It’s a familiar feeling. Having good … Read More

Reaching Your Goals With Better Money Habits

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“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” Charles Duhigg   Simply having goals without good habits is not enough to reach them. Having a desire to … Read More

12 Tips To Help New Parents Avoid Money Mistakes

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“Don’t raise kids to have more than you had. Raise them to be more than you were.” Anonymous   Having a newborn baby is a time to rejoice. However, the reality of raising a child can be daunting. The costs … Read More

15 Tips Every College Grad Should Know

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Originally published on May 23, 2019, and updated on June 11, 2020. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”  Albert Einstein Congratulations on making it to your special day, Graduates! As a parent, I … Read More

11 Ways To Avoid Costly Procrastination

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“It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” J.R.R. Tolkien I have been putting off writing this article for no apparent reason. And I am not even the procrastinator in our home. My husband is! Procrastination … Read More