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Could I Pay More in Taxes Than A Billionaire?

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Moms answers to tax questions.

Thanks for visiting Mainstream Mom. If you subscribe via Email , you’ll get educational tips and resources on money management sent straight to you, for free!As a lawyer, estate planning consultant, and writer, I talk to a lot of parents…

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Is it Time to Downsize Your Family Home?

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When Downsizing Your Family Home Makes Sense
The average American family home was more than twice as big in 2006 as it was in the 1950′s. In 2006, the average house was about 2,349 square feet and families expected to…

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How Meal Planning Saves You Money

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Meal planning saves on food and money

Meal planning saves time, money and food! And these days every little bit counts when it comes to saving money and slashing bills. The grocery store is a great place to cut back on spending, but it can be hard…

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An ISA to Save Money for Your Children’s Future

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Hardly a day goes by without some news story telling us how hard it is for young people these days: youth unemployment is up, young people are struggling to own a home and so on. For the parents amongst us,…

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Best Insurance Coverage and The Not So Much

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Best Insurance Coverage

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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College grad moving back home

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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Appointing a Guardian for Your Child: Who Should I Avoid?

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who to choose as a guardian for your child

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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Internet Only Banks Offer Higher Interest Rates

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Internet only banks accessed online with laptop

Internet only banks are just that, banks that operate exclusively online. No brick-and-mortar. Really, all banks use the internet to store all your information. And, just like your bank down the street, internet only banks are FDIC insured and have…

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How to Get Financially Organized and Stay That Way

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How to organize your finances with simple file folders

Does anyone really get financially organized? With unexpected expenses flying at you left and right and debt lingering on and on for what seems like an eternity, how can that perpetual mess remotely become anything that resembles organized?
It seems…

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Approved MasterCard Created by Suze Orman?

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I recently spent some time reading financial news and articles on the web about The Approved Card by Suze Orman. What I found was a great deal of criticism, some of it deserved, but much of it based on a…

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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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