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The True Cost of Taking a Break

Every one of us looks forward to taking a break from our routines sooner or later. Whether it’s to visit family or friends over a holiday, a weekend trip to the mountains to ski, or a kid-cation to one of … Continue reading

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Save on THIS in January

Every year, many experts publish articles and lists of items that go on sale throughout the year. We as consumers often purchase goods as we think we need or want them, and not always when it’s best for our pocketbooks. … Continue reading

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Top 3 Holiday Bonus Ideas

The end of the year is near and that means it’s holiday bonus time! If you’re fortunate enough to receive a bonus this year, there are three very important things you should consider doing with it above all else. First, … Continue reading

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The Holiday Gift that Keeps on Giving

Ever notice your closets are packed full? Even if you move to a bigger house with more closet space, you’ll soon fill them up. The inverse is true with our checking accounts. We tend to spend what we have in … Continue reading

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Last Year’s Money Diet Resolution

The year is almost over and it’s time to take stock of where you’ve been and what still needs to be accomplished through the remainder of the year. More than likely you made a New Year’s resolution related to your … Continue reading

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Childhood Lessons from Holiday Shopping

A long time ago while raising a 7 year old alone, I decided it was time for yet another money activity and learning opportunity for my son. Fortunately, I had opened what used to be called a “Christmas Club Savings … Continue reading

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Let the Holidays Begin

As the new year approaches, it can bring up a lot of anxiety around impending holidays and all the “extras” this time of the year involves. Think about it – there’s extra food, extra or new clothes, extra events, extra … Continue reading

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Holiday Cooking and Feasting

If you are like me, you are already thinking about the big dinners that are ahead for the holidays.  Thoughts are running around in your head about who will be at your table, what you will serve up, and how … Continue reading

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The Feel Good of Saving

How does it start – the “feel good” of saving money? It’s a tough question to answer. Maybe it happens all at once and you wake up and say “oh, I’m going to start saving money today” and then you … Continue reading

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6 Financial Thoughts for Year-End

For some reason the end of a year makes us think about things we need to take care of and good habits we want to develop. In preparation for the end of 2015 here are 6 key financial considerations to … Continue reading

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Needs vs. Wants

The end of the year is approaching and many of us are taking advantage of discounts and promotions. Throughout the entire holiday shopping season retailers compete for our dollars. Naturally this presents an opportunity to minimize the impact of shopping … Continue reading

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