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Just Because It’s Not In the Budget Doesn’t Mean It’s an Emergency

A friend of mine has been freaking out the last couple of weeks because her oldest child is graduating from high school this year. While she’s thrilled about this, she’s worried about the money. “I’ve got to get him a … Continue reading

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The Importance Of An Emergency Fund

One of the most important assets that anyone can have when they are attempting to get their personal finances in order is an emergency fund. As any adult knows well, even the best laid plans rarely turn out exactly as … Continue reading

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Take Financial Control of Your Life

I have a relative who is at the mercy of every tiny financial bump in the road. When the dog has to go to the vet, or gas goes up two cents, or the power bill is higher than expected, … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Dealing With Unexpected Expenses

Recently we got a bit of a shocker to our budget. The washing machine, out of nowhere, decided to give up on us. I can’t say I’m totally shocked; the poor thing was thirteen years old, after all. But still, … Continue reading

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