Category Archives: Relationships

Father Claims Land and Declares Himself King so His Daughter Can Be a Princess

How far, and at what cost, would you go to to get your daughter a birthday gift she desired? Would you be willing to travel half way around the world, create a country and declare yourself king to make your … Continue reading

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Is Your Partner a Financial Bully? Take the Credit Karma Test to Find Out

You hear a lot about bullying in the news these days. Whether it’s kids at school, college students entering a fraternity or sorority, players in professional sport, or people on the Internet cyber-bullying, it’s an issue which has gained wider … Continue reading

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Get Your Child Vaccinated! California Declares Whooping Cough Epidemic

One of the biggest problems with people who don’t get vaccines for their children and themselves is they not only put themselves in danger, they put the general public in danger as well. There are plenty of good reasons to … Continue reading

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Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married, as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published … Continue reading

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14 Money Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Long before the financial gurus with their TV shows and persona finance books to sell were around, Benjamin Franklin was giving down-to-earth, sound money advice to anyone who would listen. The advice was so sound that it’s still relevant and … Continue reading

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Your Thirties Can Kill Your Finances

When it comes to living dangerously with your finances, it seems as though your thirties are the most dangerous decade. Obviously you have to be mindful of your money habits throughout your life because it’s possible to screw up with … Continue reading

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Your Child Could Be Heading Toward Financial Failure If…

By Gregg Murset If you haven’t heard the famous stand-up comedy routine of Jeff Foxworthy I would suggest taking a few minutes to pull some one-liners up on the Internet before reading the rest of this piece. Foxworthy has worked … Continue reading

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Are Parents Responsible for Paying for College? Teen Sues Parents Who Won’t Pay

You knew that it was just a matter of time before something like this happened, but it’s still a bit hard to believe. Rachel Canning, an 18 year-old girl from New Jersey is suing her parents saying that they kicked … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Give and the Creative Ways She Gives Money

February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day, so the obvious question is, “How much money does the tooth fairy give these days?” The cost of a tooth for the tooth fairy is increasing according to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll. … Continue reading

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How Same Sex Marriage Helps Gay Couples’ Finances

Same sex marriage is still a tempestuous topic in the United States and despite a growing acceptance and recognition of same sex relationships, there are still many concerns before marriage equality is truly reached. While marriage should be about love … Continue reading

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Inspirational Quotes from Martin Luther King Junior That Can Help Your Finances

Known primarily for his speeches and nonviolent guiding principles as a leader of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. shouldn’t be seen exclusively as a civil rights leader. In fact, there’s some wonderful information for other areas of … Continue reading

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Why Duck Dynasty Was Right Even if You Think Phil Robertson Was Wrong

I have both liberal and conservative friends, and they have completely opposite views as to whether what Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty said about gays was right or wrong. That issue can be debated for hours, and I’m sure that … Continue reading

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10 Ways Children Can Ruin Your Retirement

Discussing children and money in the same sentence can be dangerous. Most parents want to be able to support their children financially, but sometimes worry how to do so without putting their own futures in jeopardy. Children can be expensive, … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Discover and Reach Your Financial Goals

By Kimberly Foss, CFP, FCWA, and author of Wealthy by Design: A Five Step Plan for Financial Security. A friend of mine recently shared the story of an unsettling trip to the supermarket. Her husband was out of town and … Continue reading

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10 Celebrity Money Mistakes to Avoid

Most celebrities have more money in their bank accounts than many of us will ever see in one lifetime. The thing to remember is that having a lot of money doesn’t mean that you are necessarily financially savvy. In fact, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Teach Kids Financial Generosity

While many parents strive to teach their children money management skills, it’s also a great idea to help teach them to be financially generous. Many of us donate to charities or fundraisers to help people or organizations in need, and … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Find a Money Mentor

Financial education tends to be done through books, online or through some type of course. While these can be valuable tools to get your finances in order, one of the best resources is often not even considered — finding a … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Get a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements still have a negative connotation associated with them. Some people believe that getting one shows a lack of trust in their partner while some people believe that it’s a sign that divorce is inevitable even before the marriage … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil: If You Spoil Your Kids You’re a Child Abuser

One of the most difficult balancing acts as a parent is wanting to give children the things they want while not giving them too much as to spoil them. The fact is that your children will likely be much better … Continue reading

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51 Reasons I Won’t Lend Money to Friends and Family

“Should I lend money to a friend?” is a question that comes up on this site from time to time. A lot of people say it’s a bad idea in almost all cases, while others say they will lend without … Continue reading

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