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How to Help Your Child Obtain More Financial Aid for College

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Some fortunate parents have enough cash on hand to pay for their child’s college education in full. However, this is a rare occurrence. Most parents deal with many sleepless nights as they try to determine how to best pay for…

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Texting Behind the Wheel Drives Motorists Up the Wall

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Chances are you’ve been there. You’re cruising down the highway when you glance at the car in the next lane over and find its driver clicking away on his cellphone. Yep, he’s sending a text, and apparently you aren’t the…

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Cut Your Cable Bundle By 40% Without Sacrificing Anything

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News flash! Cable companies keep raising their rates every single year. In fact, since 1996 the average cable monthly cable bill has gone up by 93 percent.
Another news flash! Cable companies raise rates every year because for the most…

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Grocery Prices on The Rise: Past and Present

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A show of hands, please: How many of you have left the grocery store lately, looking at the receipt and wondering how your total managed to be so high?
Prices continue to rise, and as a result, consumers are paying…

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Save On Kids Clothes

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Save on kids clothes

There’s a special feeling attached to making a haul on clothes. I love shopping for clothes and laying out item after item when I get home and knowing I paid little to practically nothing for each article. And saving on…

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Teaching Your Kids About Money

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Teaching your kids about money!

How Parents Impact Their Children’s Financial Future
It amazes me sometimes, as I write about financial topics, how changing behaviors have impacted the way we view money. Some are positive changes, like the increased awareness of the importance of saving…

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Best Insurance Coverage and The Not So Much

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Having the best insurance coverage is ideal. Protection against loss is an important part of life. We put sprinkler systems in our homes and offices to protect against fire. You put bars on your windows to put off burglars. You…

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A Solution for the Trauma of “Empty Nest Syndrome” — The Recession

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Sometimes the chickens come home to roost. The economic realities of life have changed all the rules…
Like the approximate 12.1%* unemployment among kids just graduating from college — NOT including college graduates that are taking any job they can…

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How to Get Over the Post Holiday Blues

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The period of time between Thanksgiving and New Years is chaotic to say the least. Moms are engrossed with the demands we place on ourselves, trying to outdo last seasons events. Cooking, entertaining and gift-giving keeps us active and the…

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Top 5 Most Extravagant Gifts

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From your outdoorsy coworker to your fashionista sister, no matter who you need to buy for, gift giving can quickly get out of hand, even on a normal budget. Imagine how crazy the Christmas season would become if you were…

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Have You Chosen a Guardian for Your Child?

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As a lawyer, estate planning consultant, and writer, I talk to a lot of parents about planning for their family’s financial future. And I’ve noticed that certain questions come up over and over again, regardless of how many children you…

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