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Money Habits

How to Give Your Kids A Healthy View of Money

By on Apr 14, 2015 in Money Habits | 0 comments

Along with teaching our kids good money habits before they graduate, it’s important to instill a healthy view of money in our children’s minds. Money, if allowed to, can be a very emotional subject. People often use money as a means to buy happiness, acceptance or love, which can in turn lead to a lifestyle of accumulating debt.  Here are some tips for...

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What is Value Based Spending, and How Can it Help You?

By on Oct 21, 2014 in Money Habits | 4 comments

A trending topic in the world of personal finance today is that of “value based spending”.  Personal finance experts and bloggers everywhere tout the benefits of value based spending.  So, what is value based spending?  And more importantly, how can value based spending help you achieve your financial goals? I myself first learned about value based...

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4 Things You Need to Teach Your Kids About Money Before They Graduate

By on Oct 7, 2014 in Mentor, Money Habits | 9 comments

So much of the emphasis in today’s world regarding kids and education seems to be focused on “intelligent” learning, such as technology, foreign language, etc., however it’s vitally important that you teach your kids about money in a real and tangible way before they graduate from high school.  A college degree is a great thing, but too many...

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Controlling Your Finances: Do What You Can, Leave the Rest

By on Sep 23, 2014 in Money Habits, Personal Finance | 6 comments

Today is the first day of fall.  Although fall is one of my favorite months, what with the colorful leaves and crisp-but-not-too-cool air, it’s followed by my un-favorite-est month: winter. I’ve lived in Minnesota for 44 of my 47 years, and I still can’t stand winter.  It’s cold, and I don’t like being cold. Now, winter is inevitable,...

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24 Easy Ways to Save Money at Home

By on Aug 26, 2014 in Budget, Frugal, Money Habits | 3 comments

As we work to reduce our spending, get out of debt and build wealth, I am continually amazed at the never-ending ways there are to save money at home.   We started working to reduce the amount of money we spend on running and living at our home by reviewing and revamping our grocery budget, and it just sort of took off from there.  By researching and studying how...

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? J Money Does And So Do I

By on Jan 31, 2014 in Goal Setting, Money Habits | 23 comments

When I was at FinCon 2013, a financial blogger conference in St Louis, I met a guy named J. Money who is the founder of BudgetAreSexy.com. Now, I had been familiar with J.and his site, however, I will be honest I hadn’t spend much time at it before going to FinCon. One day I was perusing his blog and I came across his Million Dollar Club. He had a list of...

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