Tag Archives: spending

Will specific steps help you reach your goals?

We’ve all done it: set a goal or resolution, then felt enthusiastic and committed to achieving it…for about a week, after which life returns to normal and the budgeting workbook or the fancy gym clothes lay forgotten in the corner. … Continue reading

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A financial lesson do over

If you are in a two income family with young children, I don’t have to tell you that life can be frenetic! My husband and I both worked while our two children were growing up, and that time just blew … Continue reading

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Love and money

I’m not going to pretend money is romantic. But many of the things you can do with money are romantic: The average person will spend close to $131 on Valentine’s Day, taking their loved one out to dinner, on a … Continue reading

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A year to get clear

At the start of the New Year we all proudly wear badges of optimism, vowing to change our bad habits and adopt new ones. Health and fitness always seem to top the resolution charts, but over the past few years … Continue reading

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When to step in and takeover your parents finances

According to research from the Indiana University School of Medicine, about a quarter of people age 65 or older have at least slight cognitive impairment. For many adult children of this group, the stat brings up an important question: When … Continue reading

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Preteen money moment

Several weeks ago I was balancing a work day with taking care of my 10-year-old who was not in school at the time and my partner was caring for her mother. So, the day started with my daughter enjoying my … Continue reading

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Learning to appreciate the small stuff

One thing we’ve learned over the past five-odd years – roughly the length of the economic downturn – is how to cut back. Some people cut back because they lost jobs or didn’t get expected raises or bonuses. Others cut … Continue reading

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A life lesson for just a dollar

Among the required skills that we have in life, I am convinced that one of those needs to be the ability to manage money – budgeting, saving, spending, and hopefully one day investing. And I believe that the earlier we … Continue reading

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When your wallet’s empty of the Holiday Spirit

As soon as department stores become a safety hazard and I can feel Jack Frost nipping at my nose, I know we have entered the most magical time of the year. It’s as if the Holiday Spirit awoke from its … Continue reading

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How to deal financially when life is changing all around you

When you go through a major life change – a divorce or separation, the death of a spouse, a major move – it can feel like your finances are in a free fall. But often, getting your money in order, … Continue reading

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