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Thankful for Less.  7 great budget friendly gift ideas for kids.

Thankful for Less. 7 great budget friendly gift ideas for kids.

When our children were eight and ten years old, my husband had a great-paying job as a computer programmer/engineer for a manufacturing company. Prior to this job, we were struggli...

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This Week

$201 or More FREE MONEY!

As a veteran bargainista, this promotion is by far one of my favorites! Every year Capital One runs their Financial Independence Day Sale, offering up FREE cash just for opening new checking and savings accounts, for yourself or your kiddos! All you need to do is open your new accounts…

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4 Myths Concerning Consumer Debt

4 Myths Concerning Consumer Debt
 
1. Debt- Management vs. Consumer Credit Counseling programs — it’s all the same.
Debt-Management — involves helping consumers develop a budget and the discipline to make steady payments to clear their debt loads. The Consumer controls their own money. In a word, it…

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Update: My House Needs a Facelift!

Update:  Thanks for the advice everyone!!  We went with easy to care for plants that I thought were pretty.  ;)

I’m pretty happy with our results!  

 I learned SOOO much about landscaping!

If you’re a novice like me, here’s a guide: 

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Too Much Money for Kids’ Sports???

Does spending more money on your kids’ athletic participation equal your kids having a better experience playing sports?  OR does it enhance your kids’ chances at a college scholarship or a coveted pro position someday?

The researchers at Utah State’s Families in Sport Lab thought it would, so…

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Financial education for kids

Check out our parent’s guide to kids and money. Help put your children on the road to handling money responsibly.

1. When it comes to teaching kids about money, the sooner the better.

Up until they start earning a living, and sometimes well beyond that, kids are apt to…

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Controlling your personal debt

Americans are loaded with credit-card debt.
The average American household has nearly $5047.00 per credit-card debt (in 2013), according to CreditCards.com, and the average interest rate runs in the mid- to high teens at any given time.
Some debt is bad.
Don’t use a credit…

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