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Lessons from the Simple Dollar

Lessons from the Simple Dollar

I blogged about a topic of discussion at the Simple Dollar today which is about Commercials, Kids and Materialism. The issue of teaching kids how to handle money, to earn it, to save it, to invest it, to spend it, is an ongoing issue at our house what with three girls who love to shop! We want our girls to learn early on that credit cards and payday advance loans, for instance, are not FREE money. There is no such…

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Book Review & Giveaway: Your Family Constitution by Scott Gale

Book Review & Giveaway: Your Family Constitution by Scott Gale

Parents know all about drama and meltdowns and not necessarily all from the kids. That’s what Scott Gale had when when he lost his cool on a Mother’s Day and ended up walking home for twelve miles. We’ve all have our meltdowns but we’re too embarrassed to talk about it. Scott Gale was not embarrassed by it, the experience opened his eyes and it’s the catalyst that  lead to his book, Your Family Constitution – A Modern Approach to Family…

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Bail ME Out

Bail ME Out

I was talking to my sister the other day and she told me that my dad is out 30K because of the last slump in the stock market. My dad doesn’t have a lot, he’s retired and on a fixed income. He really couldn’t afford to lose that money. That means at least a year’s worth of living expense for him. Do you think he deserves a bailout? My retirement fund is barely worth anything to speak of right now….

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Earn Money from Your Blogs

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Get the Extra on Credit Cards

Get the Extra on Credit Cards

The days when you had a credit card, paid relatively low interest on your balance and you went on your merry spending ways are over. A credit card is no longer just any Credit Card . It is smart to first do your research and compare companies. Determine the type of credit card that works best for you and your style of spending, what purpose will you use the credit card for, and what fees and interests are involved in…

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Rewards

Rewards

Some people call them rewards, I call them bribes. Sort of like the kind you give kids so that they would do what you want them to do. Just like when they give you a high limit credit card. They just want you to spend more money. I happen to like my low limit credit cards. It’s low enough that I won’t be tempted to go on a shopping spree but high enough to bail me out if I ever…

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