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Honor Previous Financial Choices

Ever feel like you’re running in place, getting nowhere, when it comes to your finances? If you’re not honoring your previous financial choices, you likely are or, even worse, getting farther and farther behind. Stop sabotaging yourself and your finances and get back on the track of moving financially and emotionally forward by doing the […]

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Saving vs. Paying Off Debt: Which Deserves Your Money?

Dollars are an especially precious thing nowadays.  Everybody’s looking to hang on to what they have.  If you’re one of those people who are lucky enough to have a little of it leftover at the end of the month, you want to make sure that you do the right thing with it.  Folks who are […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Home Seem Bigger

Home and Garden Television (HGTV) has a lot of shows that could easily fill the normal viewer with “home envy.” One of these programs is “House Hunters.” “House Hunters” is a show about people who are searching the perfect new home or condo to purchase. One of the major reasons why people seem to want […]

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What Happens When Ally Bank CD Matures

I opened a 9-month No Penalty CD account with Ally Bank last July. Though I could withdraw after only 6 days without having to pay any penalty, I kept the money in the account because Ally Bank has been slowly, but steadily, cutting rates since then and the rate I got back then was pretty good. […]

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Preparing for the Financially Unexpected

It may be common knowledge to have an “ICE” (in case of emergency) number listed in your cell phone, but what about establishing ICE financial efforts in advance? In today’s economic climate, it’s important to prepare now for the worst. While you may very well not be able to anticipate the unexpected, you can at […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Pay Taxes with Credit Cards?

Yes, you can pay taxes with credit cards, but no, it may not be such a good idea to do so. The deadline to file 2009 taxes is only 19 days away. If you owe a large amount of taxes but have difficulties to arrange the money on April 15th, one way to pay the […]

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Tools That Made Our House Hunting Easier

When we were in the market for our first house six years ago, we pretty much relied on our realtor for everything: She found listings for us and she took us to see the houses. This time around, things are a lot different than last time. Though we still relied on our agent to take […]

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Is Offsite Storage a Practical Expense?

My husband and I have a long-standing war over stuff. Hubby is practical and sentimental and I am unemotional and crave freedom from things that weigh me down… things like stuff. When we aren’t using an object, my unemotional hands try to fling it to the nearest trash can. Hubby’s sentimental side compels him to […]

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