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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 »

Intervention

May 9, 2013 - Brandon - 0 comments

Hello, my name is Brandon, and I am a recovering shopaholic. I have had some dark days as a shopaholic. I used to purchase things, and then hide my bank statements from myself. I would choose clothes over food. I would choose shoes over food, as well. I could justify any... Continue reading »

Teaching Financial Literacy to Young People

April 1, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Years ago, someone sent me a copy of a newly published book that teaches teenagers the importance of money. As a young adult, I found the information easy to understand and a good reminder of the basics of how to save money for the future.   I thought the book would be an... Continue reading »

Four Things We’re Doing Right!

March 20, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

I recently wrote an article titled “3 Things You Might Be Doing Now that Could Sabotage Your Retirement Security Later,” and as I read it again, four things that myself and some of my friends are doing that will benefit our retirement security and overall finances in the... Continue reading »