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6 Ways to Not Be a Broke Ass American After Kicking Your Debt

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I spend almost all of my time focused on helping people to get out of debt. But today I wanted to take a moment and focus on what to do once that crisis has passed and I’ve added a new section about life after debt to my free guides on dealing with debt. Let’s talk about the power and necessity ... Read More »

    Women and Financial Insecurity

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    A recent article in the online version of the Wall Street Journal caught my attention. It was called “Clients From Venus.” Source It began by pointing out that women are becoming increasingly involved in personal finance. “Women control $8 trillion in assets in the U.S., and by 2020 are expected to control $22 trillion, according to TD Ameritrade Institutional, a ... Read More »

      A Little Difference With Compound Interest

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      Sometimes the difference between success and failure is very small. Occasionally you’ll see a race (NASCAR, horse or foot) that will be decided by just an inch or two. Such a tiny amount determines winners and losers. What’s also striking is how much difference that can make in the future. Our stock car winner will take home a bigger prize ... Read More »

        How Much Do I Need to Save for College for My Child?

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        Last week I looked into when to start saving for college for your child(ren). I shared some financial milestones I thought parents need to be on top of before they sock away college money. Looking at the comments on the post, there were manydiffering and strong opinions. Some saying that it’s never too early to save and others say that ... Read More »

          2 Reasons Interest Rates Will Rise & 2 Ways to Avoid Higher Rates

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          Forecasting the future is always hard. Companies pay big bucks to economists in an effort to get an edge on what might happen in the financial markets. Sometimes they’re right. And, sometimes they’re wrong. But sometimes a review of relevant facts can shed light on what the future may bring. Or at least make it easier to predict a direction. ... Read More »

            Our Savings for the Baby Fund

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            This year we’ve kept it short because having having a dozen big goals can be stressful to keep on top of and can decrease our chance of†success. Instead for 2011, we have just 3 goals: Bump Up Our Savings for the Baby – We want to increase savings to cover baby expenses. Build Our Car Replacement Fund – We want ... Read More »

              How to Delegate Financial Success

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              Today I am going to be talking about delegation and how to delegate for success. When I first joined the National Guard, through Basic Training and through all my National Guard career, I was always delegated to, meaning that I was the private who was tasked with cleaning the latrines, otherwise known as the bathrooms, or having to do all ... Read More »

                When Do You Start Saving for Your Child’s College Fund?

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                The following guest post was contributed by Elle from CoupleMoney If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Preparing for the Baby’s College Fund From time to time, I get feedback from Couple Money readers. It’s something that I enjoy and try to respond to. After my recent post on preparing the baby’s nursery, Becky emailed me ... Read More »

                  My Mother’s Holiday Club Account

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                  As a child I can remember my mother diligently putting $5 a week away in a holiday club account at our credit union. Every week, the same amount, and every week it was done. These days, the amount has increased to a whopping $10 a week. Although this doesn’t sound like much, if you multiply $10/week by 52 weeks per ... Read More »

                    Make Your Body A Part Of Your Financial Future

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                    Did I catch your attention? No, I’m not talking about selling yourself. I do, however, want you to think of your body as a financial asset. Whenever I see blogs or articles about planning for your future, I usually read some similar tips: Invest in a 401(k) or IRA. Create an emergency fund. Pay off your debt. Create a budget. ... Read More »

                      CouponMom.com Website Review

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                      Two “Fresh Looks” this week?! You lucky readers, you! Today I’m show you one of my favorite couponing websites: CouponMom.com. http://youtu.be/Hgiufl-v0Rw This is a website headed by Stephanie Nelson also known as, The Coupon Mom. The main page is a simple design. One of the first things you see is where you’re asked to join. I highly recommend joining this ... Read More »

                        Wow! Free Help With Investing, Financial Planning, Retirement, Entrepreneurship, Executive Benefits or Insurance Issues is Now Available Here.

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                        If you have a saving, investing or retirement related question you’d like to ask, well you’ve come to the right place. Paul Bennett is an old friend who I have known for many years. He provides excellent advice and has helped many people. He’s a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Financial Consultant, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, holds a Masters of Science ... Read More »

                          Building Your Financial Future: Advice For 20-Somethings

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                          photo © 2009 Andrew Magill | more info (via: Wylio)A lot of people always say that sometimes no credit is just as bad as poor credit. And I’d like to attest, this is correct. I, Amanda Miller, am in my 20s. Which means, you guessed it, I am the poorest I will ever be again (knock on wood). When I ... Read More »

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