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How to Financially Plan for a Baby

Once you find out you’re pregnant, it’s time to re-evaluate your finances. As a couple, you probably already have a budget, including monthly expenses, retirement, and free money. However, those figures can change once your baby is born. There are a lot of hidden expenses you might not think about until you have to pay…

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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 wedding pitfalls we encountered -- and what tips we learned from them. 1. Make…

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Investment Opportunities for Investing Beginners

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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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Getting the Whole Family Involved in Budgeting

Being more frugal and reducing your expenses means you will have more to set aside for emergency expenses or the future. And looking for methods of cutting back is something you can get the entire family involved in. It's a great way to teach kids of any age the importance of budgeting. Paying Off Debt…

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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: Traveling with Tykes: 5 Money-Saving Strategies Money-Saving Strategies 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…

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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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Better Personal Finance with the Personal Capital App

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Capital for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, you can do almost everything from your mobile phone -- create a shopping list, email for business, connect with friends, read your favorite blogs or magazines, etc. You should be able to manage your…

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Couples and Money: How to Have a Healthy Relationship

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: One of the biggest sources of stress in a relationship is money.  From how it's spent to how much is saved, there are hundreds of decisions to be made.  And when you have two people who are trying to make the decisions together, it's even more…

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