Use Back-to-School Shopping To Teach Financial Responsibility

With school starting up again the wallet is opened up all too frequently. You have the regular supplies such as pencils, papers, books, folders and backpacks. It then goes to registration fees for this and that. And then can come the “big one” depending upon the child. Clothes. I had two boys who were not…
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Father’s Day On A Budget

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time again to figure out how you are going to celebrate the Dad in your life. Mary Hunt from Everyday Cheapskate has come up with some awesome gift ideas that don’t have to break the budget. One thing I’d like to add is the gift of “time.” Maybe It’s a…
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Mother’s Day On A Budget

It’s that time of year again…Spring Clean Up; Window washing, clearing the yard of winter’s remnants and dusting off the grill. AND it’s also nearing Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day doesn’t need to equate to presents. The gift of presence is SO much more valuable. Consider all the special women in your life – it may…
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Ways To Guarantee A Great Family Vacation

Family vacations. These two words can evoke memories that stand up the hairs on the back of your neck, or bring a huge smile to your face and a “warm fuzzy” all over. Now that our children are grown and moved out I think back to vacations we took. Snippets of images captured on film…
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Tear Down Attitudes Of Entitlement

My financial schooling was subtle growing up. My parents bought items when they could afford it – not relying on credit. They paid a bill when it came and didn’t wait for the “due date.” In teaching my own children I wish I could say “yup, I did that…”, but to be honest – they…
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