5 Financial Tips to Consider When Planning a Wedding

    My husband and I just celebrated our 8-month anniversary! And as I think back through the financial details of our big day, I thought it would be helpful for brides and grooms-to-be to hear about some of the financial pitfalls we encountered -- and what we learned from them. 1. Make Sure Your…

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Investment Opportunities for Investing Beginners
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Investment Opportunities for Investing Beginners

The following is a guest post from Ron at The Wisdom Journal: So you’re ready to begin investing. You’ve paid off all your high-interest debt, have 3 to 6 months of living expenses socked away in a liquid account, and you’ve developed a working budget that leaves cash each month for investing in the stock…

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Traveling with Tykes: 5 Money-Saving Strategies

The following post is from Linsey of Wise Bread.com, Lille Punkin' and The Freelance Farmer: My life as a freelancer has me scheduled to take no less than five trips for business this year, leaving me with an empty hole during the days I have to leave my small children behind. I have chosen to…

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Saving Money for College with the Upromise RewardsU Toolbar

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It's been a long time since I've looked into the tools that Upromise offers families who are looking to save money for college through cash back programs, but there are really so many…

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Buying Used: How to Fill Your Home with Secondhand Stuff

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I'll admit, I have a little bit of a problem - I love to buy other people's stuff. I mean like, pre-owned, secondhand, used stuff. Granted, it's not junk. On the contrary, I love to find stuff that's in great condition that people are selling because they…

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How to Deal with Distractions that Cost You Money

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: Do you suffer from shiny object syndrome?  Do  you start one project only to flit to the next?  Get sidetracked by some great new thing (shiny object)? All of those little distractions can cost you money.  While daydreaming, you get into a fender bender with your…

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Simple Ways to Get in the Habit of Saving

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: As my husband and I dug our way out of debt, we often reminded ourselves that getting to debt-free was a marathon, not a sprint.  While it was easy to get into debt, it takes an incredible amount of time, energy, and determination to get rid…

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8 Ways to Start Saving Money for Christmas Now

The following post is from Tiffany of Mommy Goes Green: Every year my husband and I write a budget saving a little each month for Christmas and when November comes around, there is nothing in the Christmas coffer. There is always a need that ranks much higher now than the ones waiting for us come…

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