Christmas budget

Christmas Budget: How to Spend Wisely

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, which means that many of us are looking to buy gifts and decorations. While it is the season of giving and joy, it’s also the time for potentially overspending on holiday shopping. In order to spend wisely this …

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Family putting coins in piggy bank

Family Financial Planning

Starting a family fills your home with love and joy. But as your family grows, you’ll be faced with more responsibilities that may include paying for your children’s education or insurance for the whole family. As a result, some families may experience a shrinking budget that requires better money management …

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Wooden figure family.

What Happens When You Don’t Pay Child Support?

We all know that getting behind on bills of any sort results in unsavory consequences, but falling behind on child support payments will land you with more serious problems than a simple late fee. Because these payments are mandated by law, consequences for not making payments are severe. Failure to …

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A student with overdue student loans.

What Happens if You Don’t Pay Student Loans?

There are currently 43.2 million Americans in debt with student loans. The average debt is $39,351. The total student loan debt in the United States is increasing six times faster than the country’s economy, which means loan repayment is even more stressful than it used to be. College alumni have …

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Financial literacy for kids

Financial Literacy for Kids: 9 Tips for How to Start Teaching

Financial literacy is a difficult subject for most adults, even more so for children. It takes time and patience to educate children about how money works, but that doesn’t mean that extra time spent talking to your kids isn’t worth it.  It’s tempting to shield your children from financial stresses, …

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Indoor activities for kids

Indoor Activities for Kids: Cheap and Interesting Ideas

In this guide, we will explore various indoor activities for kids: activities that you can take part in with your family when the weather is bad or when you need your children to stay indoors for a while? While some family activities may involve outdoor spaces, there are just as …

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Homeschooling on a budget

Tips for Homeschooling on a Budget

About 1.5 million children, 3% of American students, are homeschooled, according to the 2012 Statistical Abstract released by the U.S. Census Bureau. And since then, higher numbers of Americans have chosen to teach their children outside of public or more traditional educational institutions. But opting to homeschool a child can …

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Planning a wedding

10 Financial Tips for Planning a Wedding

You just got engaged to the love of your life. Congratulations! That’s one dream come true. It’s time to take the next step – getting married. Planning a wedding is an exciting adventure. That is until you’re asked to pay the bill. Instead of starting your married lives in thousands …

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Family car

Choosing a Budget Family Car

Change is inevitable, especially when you have a growing family. Whether you’ve just welcomed your firstborn or already have five in the family, you’re going to be facing some serious changes. One of these inevitable changes will involve your mode of transportation. What was good for you when you were …

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