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Preparing Your Nest (and Nest Egg) for a New Baby

October 18, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

As more of my friends, neighbors, and colleagues are anticipating the arrival of their child, I’ve noticed an element that is missing from our conversations of decorating the nursery, picking out a safe car seat, and choosing a baby shower theme — the bundle of expenses that... Continue reading »

Paying Off My Car Loan and Enhancing My Finances

October 7, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

In a few months I will reach what I consider to be a very important milestone: I will no longer be paying a monthly car note. For many people, paying off a car loan means that it’s time to take out a new loan to purchase another car (or lease one), but for me (and probably... Continue reading »

Could You Live Below Your Means for 30 Days?

September 9, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Living below your means can help you spend less money and save more of it. It is a method of planning that can help you save money for a rainy day, month, or year. Below are five ideas to help you live below your means for the next 30 days.    No upsizing When you go to a... Continue reading »

Ready, Set, Do Something Different

September 5, 2013 - Brandon - 0 comments

I always dream about having more money, creating more income, and crafting a plan to do more with that new income or money from saving. This new year I want to do something different; I want to make more money. I will think outside of the box this year and I will expand my... Continue reading »

Too Good To Be True?

August 21, 2013 - Laura - 0 comments

I recently heard a news story about a man who gave $10,000 to two men who approached him with a hard luck story. The man, in an altruistic mood, decided to help the men and do a good deed. His good intentions were undermined by their scheme to rob him of his savings. Often,... Continue reading »

Simplifying My Closet and My Finances

August 5, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I realized that I have too much stuff in my closet — specifically, too many things that I either don’t use or want anymore. I’ve decided that now is the time to pare down my closet and reduce the visual clutter that an abundance of stuff often creates. This... Continue reading »

A Few Tips to Remember Before Renting Out Your Home

June 3, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Even with the value of homes increasing and the housing market slowly creeping back to life, homeowners wishing to sell their home may still have a difficult time finding a buyer. If, for instance, you’ve already purchased another home and you can’t find a buyer for the home... Continue reading »

Three Thoughtful Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

May 17, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

If you received a tax refund this year (and haven’t already reinvested it into your retirement account or another savings account), you’re probably thinking of responsible ways in which the returned funds should be spent. But what you may not be thinking of is how you can... Continue reading »