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Back to Basics: Saving

If you’ve been following the Back to Basics series, you might have noticed that I didn’t write one thing on the subject last week.  Bad…


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Daydreaming

When I’m on a long driving trip, I always look for lottery billboards and spice up my drive imagining what I would do if I…


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Does Your Spending Match Your Values?

This post is an expanded version of a post from several years ago because it perfectly fits in with our Back to Basics Week Two…


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Back To Basics Week Two: Dreaming!

This second week of our Back to Basics series is all about you:  what you want, what is important to you, what motivates you.  Understanding…


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A Brief History of My Finances

I’ve been working on a few posts this morning, and then realized that none of them had the “It’s a new year.  What do you…



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Quotable: Abraham Lincoln

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” (Thanks to Jeff Rose, CFP at Good Financial Cents.)


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Quotable: Dayana Yochim

“Bribe your partner with dreams to get them on board with finances.”


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Reviewing 2009 Goals and Plans

Way back in January, I wrote about my goals and plans for 2009.  My primary goal was to pay off all non-mortgage debt.  My secondary…


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Marriage and Money

It is commonly reported that financial issues are one of the top reasons that couples disagree or fight.  Certainly, money is a topic that can…


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(Re)Finding My Focus

I'm finding myself in an unusual situation lately.  With my husband deployed, and me working, we're meeting our 2009 financial goals without much pain.  I know…


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planning

Daunted by the idea of financial planning?  Regardless of your age, experience, or income, it can be easy to be scared by the idea of…


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Healthier Finances in Seven Hours

NCN at No Credit Needed has put together an excellent "how-to" series on organizing your financial life.  In seven segments, which should take about an…


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I Won The Lottery! Well, No…

When I'm on a long driving trip, I always look for lottery billboards and spice up my drive imagining what I would do if I…


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10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s

It's funny.  I think of Kiplinger as a money magazine for old people (like me, I guess.)  However, they've recently put together a really good…