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Join the 52 Week Make Money Challenge for 2014

While talking with some friends who attempted the 52 week money challenge last year, it became apparent that a lot of them had frustration because they didn’t feel that there were many areas in their budget where they could save. … Continue reading

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25 Things That Hold Your Money and Your Dreams Hostage

We all have things that we’d like to do in life. Have kids, travel, get married, buy a new home, start our own business, or simply retire well (and maybe early). You probably have your own dreams that aren’t on … 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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Challenge Yourself: Fun Money Friday

Saving money (and spending it wisely) can get boring. It’s hard to deny yourself all of your wants and to consistently focus on “good” financial behavior. You can spice things up, though, by challenging yourself to improve in any area … Continue reading

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The Goal List

We all have financial goals. Maybe you want to retire early, travel more, pay down debt, or save more money. Having goals is what drives us forward and keeps us from staying in the same place. Unfortunately, many of us … Continue reading

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Do What You Want With Your Money, But Have a Reason

Personal finance is just that. Personal. My choices and actions with money are not going to be the same as your choices and actions. Maybe I dream of travel and you dream of a Lamborghini. Maybe you want to pay … Continue reading

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10 Important Personal Finance Lessons Every Person Should Know

Managing your money is hard and the current times make it more so. The fact is, though, it’s never been more important to get a handle on your personal finances than in today’s economy. Regardless of whether you’re a wage … Continue reading

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Recapturing Wasted Time

My local gas station usually puts up motivational or religious thoughts on their marquee, right below the prices. (I think it’s because when you see the price you need a pick me up after the sticker shock.) This week’s offering … Continue reading

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Four Important Reasons To Harp On Small Expenses

I’ve been helping a neighbor attack her New Year’s resolution to get her finances in order. She’s been writing down all of her spending for a couple of weeks and I’m helping her identify things that can be cut back. … Continue reading

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Money and Weight Loss: Getting Past the Plateau

Getting your finances in order is a lot like weight loss. You start off great in the beginning. You drop a lot of debt quickly. It’s almost too easy to cut expenses. You realize that you’ve got lots of things … Continue reading

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A Plan For When You’re Debt Free – A Life Without Debt

Congratulations! You paid off that last debt and you’re officially debt free. After the celebration party ends, you’re likely to be confronted with one thought: Now what? You’ve just spent months or years focused on the goal of getting out … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Think Before Marrying Debt

I married a man just like me. He had no debt going into our marriage and no desire to incur any. This has made it very easy for us to create a financial life together that we both agree on … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Grudgingly Taking the Punishment

The other day I was feeling punished for my good financial habits. My savings are earning pitiful interest, thanks to the low rates in place to prop up the economy. There are no mortgage or housing breaks for me, since … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt

A lot of people are realizing that a life without debt is both liberating and safe. It’s something that more and more people are striving for. The problem is, many people who would like to live a life without debt … Continue reading

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Financial Motivation: How to Stay Motivated while Pursuing Your Financial Goals

I’ll be perfectly honest. Even though I make a living writing about personal finances (and enjoy reading and writing about the subject), I have to make a concerted effort to stay financially motivated with my own finances. For those that … Continue reading

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