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Do You Live Within Your Means?

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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!Living within your means can be a broad, elusive statement. Some might assume that since…
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Is Santa Spending Too Much on Gifts?

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If you are a parent you’re likely guilty. I know I am. I love to see my daughter’s face light up at the sight of a new toy. So when it comes to the holidays, birthdays or really any other…
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Coupon Article #3: One Hour a Week to Save Money

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Coupon Organization in 1 Hour a Week… First, decide which stores you plan to shop at. After awhile you may find that certain stores have better deals, or a better coupon policy, or maybe you just like the atmosphere at…
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Teach Your Kids Responsibility with Age Appropriate Chores

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The following is a staff post from Crystal Stemberger of Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, a personal finance blog about saving for the future, paying the bills, and budgeting in a ton of fun along the way. I remember doing…
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Coupon Websites and Organization #2: I Have a Coupon for That!

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You now know where to find coupons. Next is the opportunity to learn how to use coupon match websites to find the best deal and start to organize your coupons.  What are Coupon Match Websites? Coupon Match websites do the…
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Non-Profit Sites Helping You with Your Finances

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There are many organizations that dish out TONS of financial education for free. All the tools, savings advice and services can help you build a solid financial foundation. Here are several sites I recommend and would encourage you to dig…
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Free Money: #1 Where to Find Coupons

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When I tell people that I coupon the first response I usually get is – How do you find the time?  I have to admit when I decided to start couponing I was overwhelmed. I did not know where to…
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The Importance and Descriptions of Insurance

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We all know that we need to have insurance, but which ones do you really need? What will they cover? Here is a list of the different types of insurances and what each of them provides… Health Insurance Health insurance…
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The Most Important Thing To Buy Your Child

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I’m always amazed at how much stuff it takes to sustain a newborn. Consumer Reports found that the average American family will shell out close to $13,000 in their baby’s first year alone. From stroller to safety gate, bottles to…
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Introducing a New Writer to MainstreamMom

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It is with great pleasure that I announce we have a new guest writer contributing to MainstreamMom! Someone both informed and passionate about the issues of finance. Amanda Ellerbe will write for us weekly with some new and useful ideas…
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Learn How to Use the Envelope System

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The following is a staff post from Crystal Stemberger of Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, a personal finance blog about saving for the future, paying the bills, and budgeting in a ton of fun along the way. There are thousands…
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