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Would you budget a million dollars?

If I handed you a million dollars today would you sit down and develop some kind of plan with the money? Chances are your answer to that question is a resounding yes, but then why are we so reluctant to … Continue reading

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Why do we equate Frugal with being Cheap?

While thinking the other day about personal finances, the question dawned on me, why do we use frugal and cheap so interchangeably?  Often when one is described as frugal we usually associate that with being cheap.  But is that necessarily … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Money is Money, No Matter the Source

Money is always money whether it is cash, coin, or a number in your bank account. But have you noticed how we tend to view money differently via the source in which it is earned? I touched on this a … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Tips on saving on Diapers and Wipes

In the past 2 and a half years I’ve changed my fair share of diapers. So many in fact that I feel like I’ve gotten pretty good at it if I do say so myself. It’s especially amazing considering that … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Stop Reading and Start Doing

Yes, you read the title of this blog right. I want you to stop reading this right now and start doing that one financial thing that you have been intending to do but never get around to doing. You’ve listened … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tibit-You can lead a horse to water

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink” ~ English Proverb So we talk to them about money or share materials that we’ve read or podcasts we’ve listened to on money. We also give them … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-How to handle the Polar Vortex in your budget

With the harsh winter we’ve had so far in 2014 for most of the United States, I sense a lot of January budgets are going to bust due to high heating bills. But not to worry, there are things you … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-The one budget item that is easily ignored

Today I want to talk about the one special line item in your budget that can be easily ignored and forgotten when doing a budget, especially for first timers. That’s the “spending cash” line.

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Why standard financial advice bugs me

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, see what I post on Facebook and Twitter, or listen to the podcast you know that my beliefs about how money works and how my family handles our money are … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Special items in your budget

In preparing our January monthly budget, my wife and I decided to change some things around due to changes in our health care cost and a raise in income. The changes were fairly small: changing a few things here and … Continue reading

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