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How much to spend on back to school shopping!

 It’s the time of year again…BACK TO SCHOOL. Our sanity says, Cheers! …Our wallets say, BOO. I thought I would help you keep your sanity (and wallet) intact this year by giving you guidelines on how much to spend on back to school shopping, and how in the world to be able to AFFORD all those fees

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Get a Handle On Your Finances! [Power of Moms Radio]

Last October (2014) I was asked to be interviewed on my favorite podcast, Power of Moms Radio, talking about simple ways to get a handle on your finances. I recently got an email saying my podcast was one of the top podcasts of the year! woo hoo! I don’t think I ever shared it with you

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The 70% Rule: How to Afford Spending, Saving, and Investing on ANY Income!

When I work with families or individuals, an overwhelming issue Freebs want help with is figuring out, based on their income, how much money to spend vs save, and how to be able to afford vacations and FUN while still paying bills and being financially responsible. Well, the time has come to give you all my

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How much to spend on back to school shopping (+ how to not go broke over it!)

It’s the time of year again…BACK TO SCHOOL. Our sanity Cheers! …Our wallets BOO. I thought I would help you keep your sanity (and wallet) intact this year by giving you guidelines on how much to spend on back to school shopping, and how in the world to be able to AFFORD all those fees and expenses!

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Dividing financial responsibilities in marriage – how to, and WHY! Reader Q&A

Happy Monday! For Q&A Monday I’m answering a question that I’ve actually been meaning to do a post about…well…forever, sadly. So I’m glad for the push to finally get around to doing it! (P.S got a question for me? Drop it in my Q&A Box!) Today is all about divine up spending responsibilities in your

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The 7 bank accounts your family should have…UPDATED!

I’m sure many of you have heard of or read my original “The 7 Bank Accounts Every Family Should Have” post.  It was from a LONG time ago and was in need of some updating, and when I launched our new site, it messed up the formatting. Here is the newest version, perfect for our

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part I…the “WHAT”

Today I was going to write a post about budgeting for Christmas gifts this year. While that post will still be written (stay tuned), I decided that this post should come first. I’m sure we can all agree that the true meaning of Christmas doesn’t involve gifts. Amen to that. BUT…I’m sure we can also

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