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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 »

    It Takes Two (Creating a Family Financial Battleplan-Part 1)

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    Two years ago I wrote about creating a financial game plan. It’s been a popular post and I think it’s due to couples looking for a solution that they can create together. Though most of the advice still hold up, I wanted to break down the steps for couples just starting out with getting their finances together. The first topic ... Read More »

      How to Reduce Your Electric Bill With Smart Interior Lighting

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      When finances are tight, or if you simply choose to live frugally, there are ways to make your home decor choices an active part of your frugal lifestyle. The lighting choices you make can noticeably affect your monthly energy bills. Lighting is a vital part of any home decor. Obviously, the best money-saving tip involving lighting is to turn the ... Read More »

        Great at Something? Become a Tutor and Earn Money

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        Tutoring Pays the Bills Have you ever tutored someone, either for pay or not? I started†tutoring†while in elementary school. My teacher grouped us so we could help each other out on different subjects. Besides teaching us how to work with one another it also fueled a desire in me to tutor others. The great thing about tutoring on the side ... Read More »

          Simplee – Helping to Manage Your Health Insurance

          My husband and I are pretty healthy and our doctor visits had been limited to yearly check-ups and an out of the blue visit when a cold wasn’t going away. This year has been a bit different for us in terms of using our health insurance. Besides getting my check-up I also had to go to my OB/GYN appointments and ... Read More »

   Sucks. Doug Van Arsdale of Credit Solutions Fame Back in the News.

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            An tip just came in from a reader. Seems Doug Van Arsdale the CEO of and CEO of Credit Solutions of America is back in the news. The allegation is that Van Arsdale is the indirect owner of, a Grouponesque spinoff that sells discounts and coupons, is not delivering coupons to consumers more funds to merchants. A visit ... Read More »

              An Experienced Mom Prepares for a Baby

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              New is always nice, but gently used furniture, clothing, and baby gear can really ease the strain on your pocketbook when you are expecting. With my first baby, everything had to be new, and perfect. Yes, I was that first time mom! If it was made for newborns, I absolutely had to have it! I spent way more than I ... Read More »

                Make Money Paying Your Neighbors’ Property Taxes

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                Every homeowner knows the joys of paying property taxes. And unfortunately, the Great Recession has made it tough for many people to pay the bill. When a homeowner fails to pay their property taxes, a lien is placed on their home and the tax lien certificate is later auctioned off to investors. Anybody can participate in a tax lien auction ... 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 Rent Your Car Out for $10/Hour

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                    Move over Avis! You might have heard about a new trend that has been popping up over the last few years – renting out your personal car for extra cash. We wanted to give you a quick rundown on how it works and what the risks are. There are a number of websites that can help you facilitate renting out ... 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 »

                        Costco Membership Benefits

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                        Warehouse club memberships are usually presented as a frugal choice for everyone. Joining Costco, Sam’s Club, or BJ’s is always the smart choice, but is it really? Can you save money with it? Can everyone find it worthwhile for their budget. I decided to share my take on our Costco membership and how it has worked out for us. Maybe ... Read More »

                          Get Your Free Money: Treasure Hunting Online

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                          Indiana Jones racing through some foreign land seeking his next archaeological find is an adventure that this treasure seeker would never get tired of. Who doesn’t get excited about finding a treasure? Especially, if it’s free money. Whether it’s finding a $20 bill in the parking lot of the mall or an old bond that your grandparents bought you, it’s ... Read More »

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


                            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 »

                              Google Flights. A Way Too Cool Way to Save Money.

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                              I almost never write money saving articles. I try to keep myself focused on just the get out of debt stuff, but I’ve got to make an exception this morning. You see yesterday Google announced the new flight section of their website where you can search and book for flights. While the usual collection of flight books sites like Kyak ... Read More »

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