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Love is Priceless

Happy Valentines Day! This is a great time to think about love, which is priceless, and romance which can get expensive! Is romance affordable? Or is it driving you over budget in grooming, wooing and doing for the loved one? … Continue reading

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Keeping finances above water

This deep sea diver reminds me of the need to keep finances liquid. Homeowners complain that they’re underwater. Although hurricane Sandy comes to mind because of flooding, this is not the only way that they’re underwater. Homeowners say they’re underwater … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds of Financial Success

“Money is first and foremost a family matter. But money doesn’t come with instructions, neither do children. But the family wants to get it right. Financial education can change lives.” Candi Sparks This father and daughter bond (captured in the … Continue reading

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The Worst Financial Advice for YOU(th)

As a child, there’s no quick and easy way to achieve financial independence. It’s mostly through trial and error that children learn money management. Yes, parents, its YOUR financial trials and YOUR financial errors that are the children’s greatest teachers. … Continue reading

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Everything comes around to value

My walk through the mall was infuriating when I saw the “sale” signs. An additional 50% off already reduced prices – two weeks after the major shopping season of the year. Great news for the frugal shopper, but uneducated consumers … Continue reading

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Unwap a very special gift

Holiday giving is almost as hard as holiday receiving. The sweater, re-gift and guests… Some people need holiday “how to” etiquette. Here’s how to unwrap that very special gift. Holiday re-gift. Is it ever okay to re-gift? Yes! Re-gifting is … Continue reading

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Kids most influential person of the year

Who is influencing your kids the most? You might think it’s someone on the Time 100 list. Maybe it’s Jay Z, Miley Cirus or even Michelle Obama. For the most part, if you’re a parent, it’s more likely to be … Continue reading

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Building a nest egg

When the kids leave the nest, are they leaving the parents without a nest egg?  Parents financially stuck between college expenses and retirement savings may be at a loss for funds. As a parent, its hard to put yourself first. … Continue reading

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I want you to know about taxes

(this is the most famous image of “Uncle Sam” according to the Library of Congress. Mom told me to be S.M.A.R.T. She wanted me to be money smart. Smart is her acronym for “save money and reduce taxes”.  She also … Continue reading

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I love you insurance

“Money or love – which is more important?” It depends whom you ask. It depends why you ask. Either way, there’s really no right or wrong answer. It’s whatever priority you make for yourself. Love and money just happens to … Continue reading

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