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Should You Really Be Saving for Your Kid’s College Tuition?

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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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Staying Out of Debt During the Holidays

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My mom was the most thoughtful gift giver. Christmas was no exception. It was as if she could read my mind (well into my adulthood) and buy me the exact thing I had been wanting or needing. I never even…

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Get Out of Debt With the Help of Debteye

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I had a chance to check out a new program called Debteye. I wanted to find out more about how their program worked, and how it’s different from other debt relief companies out there. I had a chance to speak…

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Chicken Pox, Debt and Calamine Lotion

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I remember being five years old, loaded with the chicken pox. Covered with horrible red pockets of rapidly spreading bumps. I was miserable. Hiding behind furniture so I could scratch my severely itchy skin without getting caught.
My Mom cared…

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Getting Out of Debt in One Step

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Today I celebrated my little guys second birthday. He is one of the many reasons I chose to create financial security.
The day he was born was a crazy roller coaster ride. Each birthday, we’ve decided because of the turmoil…

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Managing Your Money and Becoming Debt Free: What’s Stopping You?

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Having financial peace of mind is priceless. However, it requires time and commitment towards managing your money. You need to become very clear and focused on paying off your debt and planning for your future.
The funny thing about it…

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Debt Proofing: Top 5 Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me (So Far)

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Debt proofing my life has become a top priority for me. Prior to learning of Dave Ramsey and his financial education, I never put much thought into it. However, these days you’ll never see me swiping a credit card (eek)…

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Discover 3 Ways To Help You Live Debt Free

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When you hear something too good to be true, you’ve learned it’s likely not true. Simple solutions to big problems (like debt) then, seem to be just that… too good to be true.
We like to complicate things. Living a…

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How To Cut Expenses And Save More Money

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I have never been a calorie counter. Never saw the point. Not until I began watching The Biggest Loser and ordered one of  Jillian Michaels workout DVD’s, then a few of her books.
Clearly, she works hard for that body…

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3 Steps To Completing A Spending Record (And Why It’s Crucial To Do So)

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Having a detailed record of where your money goes is as important to money management as is bringing home a paycheck. It’s called a spending record and it’s a necessary step in moving forward and creating a Spending Plan (or…

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Are You Settling For A Life Of Perma-Debt?

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If you’ve been carrying around a permanent balance on your credit cards, a phenomenon known as perma-debt,  you aren’t alone. Many professional finance guru’s refer to this as “stupid debt” and rightly so.
You can end up paying 2-3 times…

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