Made In The USA

The following post is from Katie Engebretsen: As a mom, there are some days that I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. There’s the need to feed real food to my kids to battle the obesity epidemic in America. The 3 Rs are imprinted on my brain with every decision I make. I…

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How to Use Mint.com to Create a Budget and Set Goals

There aren't many people who would argue against the benefits of creating a budget and making sure your budget is realistic. However, that's pretty much where the agreement ends. Ask a dozen different people how they budget, and you're likely to get a dozen different answers. From cash envelop budgets to zero-based budgets and from…

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Small Business Owners Avoid Extra Bookkeeping

The following post is from Madison of My Dollar Plan and Kids and Money at about.com: When congress passed the recent healthcare reform bill, there was a little provision in it that would have had big impacts for small businesses. Luckily, it was recently repealed. Here's more from Jill, one of the staff writers at…

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Getting Ready for Next Year’s Tax Season…Today

The following tax tips are brought to you by DYMO: Tax season is over for the year, but I have one more tax-related task for you... Get ready for next tax season by creating systems to help you collect and organize tax information as it comes in! Think about your tax preparation process: What documents…

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Simplify Your Finances by Being Realistic with Your Budget

This week we're talking about simplifying family life. Tune in all week for strategies and tips for every area of life, and if you're looking for more in-depth resources, be sure to check out the Huge Simplify Family Life eBook Sale! Earlier this week, we talked about how paying off debt simplifies your life, but…

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Personal Finance Blogs to Add to Your Feed Reader

Although personal finance has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years because of the recession, it's really an important topic regardless of the economic climate. Whether you're working toward paying off debt, trying to save for retirement or just trying to make ends meet, here are 9 personal finance blogs to inspire…

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3 Reasons to Prepare Financially for Divorce (Even if You Never Will)

The following post is from Linsey of Wise Bread.com, Lille Punkin' and 1099 Mom:   Among some circles, the word “pre-nup” can be a dirty word. It conveys that you are leaving a possibility for divorce in the future, and therefore may somehow think it into being. Realists, idealists, negative types, and hopeful romantics all…

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