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Learnvest Features Review

LearnVest is a personal finance company that helps with financial planning, management, and investments. It has several different features that allow you to budget and manage your money and has become a very well-known and widely used website. Below is … Continue reading

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Money Management from A to Z

By Jamie Englert Managing your finances may seem like a dizzying mass of numbers. But you can also think of personal finance in terms of letters, as in the initials of some important personal finance terms to know. From bonds … Continue reading

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10 Money Lessons Everyone Should Learn from Judge Judy

My guess is that at some point in your life, you’ve watched at least one episode of Judge Judy as you’ve been flipping through the channels during the day. Maybe you’ve seen it playing in your doctor’s office or at … Continue reading

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Frugality Isn’t Common Knowledge

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how eventually saving money becomes second nature. What used to seem hard or foreign suddenly becomes common and easy. I wrote this piece because I was frustrated with an acquaintance … Continue reading

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Start a Money Club: Fun Money Friday

Saving, investing, and educating yourself about finance can be lonely and boring if you go it alone. Unfortunately, too many people try to tackle money issues without support and end up giving up because they’re bored or because they aren’t … Continue reading

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13 Important Skills Kids Learn When Running a Business

When I was growing up, there was a girl up the street who was constantly running some sort of business. She did lemonade stands in the summer, bake sales, dog walking, car washing, lawn mowing, rented books and toys to … Continue reading

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10 Legitimate Reasons Not to Get Your Finances in Order

When it comes to putting in the time and effort to get personal finances in order, I have heard a lot of supposedly good reasons why people haven’t started. There is no doubt that there are a lot of sacrifices … Continue reading

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Should Income Be “Disposable?”

One of the financial phrases that always irks me is “disposable income.” Disposable income is money that has no designated purpose and thus can be blown on anything you want. It’s money that is not “needed” to meet your obligations … Continue reading

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Overcoming Financial Procrastination

Most people know that they need to actively manage their money. That means reconciling statements, reviewing investment choices, paying bills or making sure that auto-payments are happening, periodically checking for deals or better plan options on services, and learning about … Continue reading

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Passion vs Real Life

It’s true that one of the keys to success in life is often pursuing something you’re passionate about. When you’re passionate about something, you tend to stick with it, to put in the hours required to become proficient or even … Continue reading

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10 Great Financial Gifts For Kids

Whether it is for a birthday, Christmas or any other gift giving event, there are a lot of great money management and personal finance educational gifts that you can purchase. Everyone knows that kids love money, but often they don’t … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important to Know How to Manage Your Money

In today’s electronically-oriented society, a surprising number of people never learn to create a budget, balance a checkbook or handle other everyday tasks to keep track of finances. Many of us are simply too busy with our fast-paced lives and … Continue reading

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Money Lessons Learned from Pretty Woman

The movie, “Pretty Woman” came out when I was in college and it remains one of my favorites to this day. On the surface, the movie is about a prostitute (Vivian, played by Julia Roberts)) who finds the man of … Continue reading

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Shopping Lessons I Hope My Son Learns

The other day, I went out for coffee with my teen-aged son. My son and I went on a Sunday and I was not sure whether the bakery would be open as it was late in the day. My son … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Getting Past Being Appalled

One of the things I’ve learned living a debt free life is never to dismiss anything out of hand. Whenever I see a money saving tip, investment strategy, or other money management idea I don’t automatically pooh-pooh it as something … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Is Money Too Important?

I was accused the other day on another financial site that I frequent of caring only about money. I was responding to a poster who was asking about the benefits of being debt free, because the person couldn’t see that … Continue reading

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A Day of Waste

Have you ever thought about how much money people waste in a given day? Today, I tried to keep track of all of the waste that I witnessed and I was rather surprised, given our economy, how cavalierly people will … Continue reading

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